In this new era of digital communication, no one is interested to write handwritten letters and documents. All of us have digital equipment like computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablet PCs. It is very easy to prepare documents or letters using any wordprocessing software. We can do some basic grammatic corrections using the word processor or by using a dedicated grammar correction app like Grammarly. The document can easily save and send to anybody through any communication tools. The typed documents are neater and professional, so now everyone is interested in typed documents and letters. But the handwritten letter impresses people more than a typed letter.
In those old days, it is believed that handwriting skills are necessary for creating documents and letters and the handwriting reflects our personality. Some people believed that handwriting reflects our intellectual abilities. Our handwriting naturally reflects our behavior. There is an old saying that ‘Change your handwriting can change your life’. Still, you believe in this and want to prove handwriting reflects the personality of a person, write something in your own handwriting and compared it with the printed matter. There are a few ways to type something in handwriting fonts.
Do you want to create your own handwriting font? There are a huge number of handwriting fonts are available. Here are some cool ways to prepare your own handwriting font. So next time when you are preparing a letter or document you can select your own handwriting font. Using your own font you can create genuine personal designs and calligraphic artwork.
Yourfontsis an online font generator that helps you to create your own OpenType fonts. The process is like, you are downloading a print template, fill the template, scan and upload the template, preview and download your fonts. First, go Yourfonts website and download the font print template. You can see a list of alphabets, letters, and symbols in the template. Print the template and carefully fill in the single sheet grid. You don’t need to fill every slot if you are not using some specific symbols in your daily writing. You can skip over them. Once you filled and completed the template you can scan and upload it to font capture. It processes your template and builds your handwriting font for personal use. YourFonts allows you to upload large templates and it has the most advanced raster to vector conversion algorithm.
These are the steps involved in creating your own fonts:
- Print template – Print the template downloaded from the website.
- Complete template – Carefully fill in the single sheet grid.
- Scan and save template –Scan the template and save it.
- Upload template-upload template to the font site from where you downloaded the template.
- Preview your font- Check the fonts are correctly built or not.
- Download –download the font
- Install and use –Install it and select the font in your document editor and start typing….
Fontifier is another tool to create your own handwriting font for your writing project. It turns a scanned sample of your handwriting into a handwriting font that you can use anywhere like the regular fonts such as Helvetica.
Want to make a font based on your own handwriting, here is another way to do it using a dedicated software-Scanahand. To create your own handwriting font, print the template from the software, draw all of the characters using a black marker or felt-tip pen, and scan your drawing. Scanahand will build your font, and install it on Windows. So you can ready to use on your popular word processing and graphics editing programs.
FontCreator is one of the most popular font editing software. It has an intuitive interface that allows beginners to become productive immediately and it contains the powerful drawing tools that font designers require to create and edit high-quality TrueType and OpenType fonts. Instead of writing on to the template you could draw characters with a drawing tablet or draw them straight away into your favorite paint software. You can find the complete tutorial for making a handwriting font can find from here.
FontStruct is a free online font-building tool sponsored by the leading retailer of digital type, FontShop. FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks.
You can create ‘FontStructions’ using the ‘FontStructor’ font editor. Once you’re done a building, FontStruct generates high-quality TrueType fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application. You can also explore the Gallery of fonts made by other FontStruct users and download them or even copy them and make your own variations.
You can use this tool to create fonts, fonts created with Calligraphr are standard Font files in ttf or otf format. Once created and downloaded, they work independently from Calligraphr and you can install them on as many computers as you want and use them for any purpose. This tutorial will show you how to make your own font using Calligraphr.
Can you suggest some other tools to make handwriting fonts?