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Get YOUR Font! – It’s Free!
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:
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.
Trio. Scan your photo as a COLOR PHOTO at 300 dpi
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. )
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!
If you have read and agree to all of the above. then please email me your handwriting at:
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.
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.