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How to Get Your Handwriting as a FONT for FREE:

I’d love to make your handwriting into a font! And I want to do everything possible to make sure your font looks its best. With a little help from you, I will do my best to make your font look as professional and high-quality as possible, just like the other fonts you love on this site. I know you want your font to look good too, so please take a few minutes to read and go after these few effortless steps to ensure that your handwriting will seamlessly vectorize into a font.

1. Choose the right pen!

DO NOT USE. Ballpoint pen, pencil, thick marker, thick sharpie

DO USE. A felt-tip, fine point pen, like a fine-tip sharpie OR a gel pen. Make sure the point is NOT thick like a marker or regular sharpie. Make sure your pen is:

  • Felt-tip or Gel pen ( Do not use a ballpoint pen )
  • Fine point (not thick like a marker)

BTW, it’s significant to use a fine point peak because when handwriting is vectorized into a font, it makes your handwriting BOLDER than what it originally was. So your letters could end up looking like blobs instead of a distinguishable letters. Better to err on the side of a truly fine point, rather than think «this pen may be too thick but I’m sure it’s ok!» 🙂

Two. Write out your alphabet on unlined computer paper

Write each line all on one line, leaving slew of space inbetween each line. Turn the paper horizontally if you need more room. Be sure to write the sentence below the punctuation (all lowercase). It helps me make your handwriting look more natural. Like this:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
  • 0123456789
  • ! ” & ‘ () *. -. /. @
  • the quick brown fox hops over the lazy dog
  • Click photo for larger version.
    It’s the size yours should be when you email it to me!
    Be sure to «zoom in» if your browser resizes the picture.

  • Attempt your best to write in a straight line. If you make a mistake on one of your letters, don’t attempt to «correct» that letter (like by re-tracing that letter again). Do not cross out letters. Just rewrite them somewhere else on the page and draw an arrow to it. Your font will turn out exactly like your wrote your alphabet. So if one letter is thicker or fatter than the rest, your font will look like that too. So take note of that. )
  • I love doodles. Send me some doodles. At least send a heart and a smiley face. ) Write them on their own line.
  • Attempt to write as relaxed and naturally as possible. Write out the «quick brown fox» sentence several times for me if you need to. )
  • If you would like extra characters / letters / symbols in your alphabet, write them on their own, separate line.
  • Trio. Scan your photo as a COLOR PHOTO at 300 dpi

  • YES – Color Photo
  • NO – Black & White, Text, or Document
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Do not shrink your pic before you email it to me – I need a large picture to correctly make your font.
  • HOTMAIL and YAHOO users: – Hotmail and Yahoo will automatically shrink your picture so that it’ll be too puny for me to use it. Check your email settings – you may need to link your photo as a FILE instead of an pic / picture to ensure that the picture I receive will be big enough to use.
  • When scanning your font, there are a duo settings you will need to check. Make sure you go into the advanced settings of your scanner. Do not let it «auto detect» or it will very likely choose the wrong settings.

    This is how it looks on my (Epson) scanner. It will look different on everyone’s individual scanner, but maybe this will help give you an idea:

    My resolution in these examples is set to 600 dpi. But for best results, please scan yours in at 300 dpi .

    Four. Please ROTATE your pic

    Five. Email me your pic as a JPG and only a JPG

    Please do not send me a pdf, tif, zip, doc, etc. My font program does not treat those types of files and I will have to delete your font without ever even eyeing how nice it is!

    6. Suggest a Name for Your Font

    What should I name your font? It can be your very first name, a nickname, inwards joke, etc. Whatever you choose, very first check and make sure your name hasn’t already been taken. You can use the search feature in the sidebar to search for your name. You may also want to attempt searching for just the very first few letters of your name to see if a similar name has been taken. If you don’t tell me what you want your font’s name to be, I will use your very first name. If your very first name has already been used, I will make something up for you. And it will most likely be unoriginal like your last name or something. I reserve the right to name all fonts as I see fit, but I will most likely use your suggestion.

    7. Cursive Fonts

    I don’t like making old-fashioned cursive fonts, but I do like making cursive/print hybrid fonts. Like when you’re quickly writing and some letters are connected and some aren’t. So in addition to a “regular” neat sample, please send me your “in a hurry” font! 😉 And be sure to write out the sentence “the quick brown fox leaps over a lazy dog” (all lowercase). Write quickly and naturally, like you were passing a note to a friend, or making a grocery list. It indeed helps me make your handwriting look more natural. )

    8. Disclaimers

  • If there’s an error with your sample (failed to go after one of these steps), unluckily I won’t be able to personally email you back and ask for the correct kind of sample- that’s why I’m indeed hoping you’ll read it here very first. )

    The most common problems are:

    — Using the wrong pen. (See #1)
    — Pic isn’t big enough. (See #Three)

    Feel free to resubmit your font if you feel there was an error with the very first sample!

  • When you send me your sample, please note that you have read all 7 steps and have done them to the best of your capability.
  • I cannot assure I will do all fonts sent to me. Any fonts sent to me may be distributed loosely on this webpage, but not all fonts made will be.
  • Regrettably, I will be incapable to let you know if I have chosen your font or not. If I have chosen your font, you will get it back in an email. If you don’t hear from me, please attempt YourFonts.com . Instantly create your own handwriting font and get it back in minutes!! 🙂
  • If you have read and agree to all of the above. then please email me your handwriting at:

    433 Comments

    I don’t think she’s doing this anymore. I’ve emailed her a duo years ago and never got a response. I too was wondering about getting my mother’s handwriting into a font because she has passed. I’d also like to get my handwriting into a font, as my right arm is leisurely losing it’s capability to write and I don’t want it to be too late.

    I indeed love this concept and would love to have my deceased father’s hanwriting as a font. Is there any way to do such a thing as I have many examples/samples of his writings… thank you!

    I am interested to see if you are able to create something for me but it is a little complicated to explain in writing. Are you available for a phone conversation tomorrow? I am also working with a taut deadline with this item needed by January 15th. Please let me know if/whenyou are available for a phone call or if I should attempt to exain via message?best,

    Hi! Can I ask what’s the name of the font style of your font photo example? Thank you so much!

    Hi! What is the font called that you used to write «The cutest FREE handwriting fonts on the internet!» at the top of this webpage? It is exactly what I am looking for to use on my wedding invitations and I can’t seem to find the exact one when browsing through your fonts. Thanks so much. Love your blog!!
    Or if anyone else knows and can help, I would love your thoughts.

    thank you,
    Kathy

    Jenny Cahalan June 22, 2016 at 7:Eighteen pm

    Hi! I love your website! I am truly interested in getting my own writing into a font for my fresh business of personalized notepads and notecards. I love to draw and have good writing ans would love to have a font made. I’ll be submitting one if you are still accepting them. What is the turn around time? I’d love to pay you to create my writing into a font. I am presently building my website and hope to launch it in the next few weeks. Please let me know if that is a possibility. Thanks! jenny

    Hi! What is the font called that you used to write “The cutest FREE handwriting fonts on the internet!” at the top of this webpage?

    I love the fonts you make, i have almost every single one downloaded; PLEASE MAKE SOME MORE! i love them and i’d love to get something fresh. I check your blog every now and then to see if there’s any fresh ones posted and i get so bummed that there hasn’t been any recently!

    Can you make a font of a few documents of my late brother. He had beautiful cursive handwriting.
    Regards
    Moosa

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