Turn Your Handwriting Into a Font
Do you like using different fonts? Today’s Daily Smartening shows you how to turn your handwriting into a font.
It’s useful if you make greeting cards on your computer, if you do scrapbooking, or if you want to include a personalized touch in your email signature, etc.
You will need:
- Marker (I just used a regular Sharpie)
Go to calligraphr.com and register for a free account. You’ll have to confirm your account with the email they send you.
After you’ve verified your email address, go back to calligraphr.com and log in. Click on Templates in the upper left corner.
In the left-side menu, click on “Minimal English”. Then on the top menu (on the right side), click “Download Template”. Download the template and print it out. It’s useful to print 2 or 3 copies in case the first try doesn’t work. Then you can try again without starting over from the beginning.
Using a marker, write your letters in the template boxes. There are faint grey lines inside the main boxes, so stay within those light gray lines. I think they’re hard to see, so look carefully.
I made the boxes bigger, so mine takes up two pages. Here’s my first page:
You just need to make sure you keep those 4 square boxes in the four corners because it won’t work without those.
Scan your completed template, save it as .jpg, then go back to calligraphr.com. Click on “My Fonts” then “Upload Template”. Upload your picture.
After you upload it, your characters will display. Click “Add Characters to Font” in the bottom right corner.
In the top menu, click “Build Font”. A dialog box will pop up, so just click “Build” there.
It will show you your font, so download it by clicking the .ttf file. You can also use an .otf file. .ttf is an older format, so I chose that one.
Once it downloads, you need to install it. For me, I right-clicked on it, chose “Show in folder”. I selected the ttf file, right-clicked, and chose “Install”. It’s possible that installing a font is a different process on your computer.
Tah Dah! You’re done!