Each of us have our own unique style when it comes to handwriting, if you’ve always thought your handwriting would look good as a font today’s quick tip tutorial will help you achieve this in four easy steps!
Thanks to MyScriptFont.com, you can now turn any handwriting into a simple font that is ready to use in no time!Â The word font (traditionally spelled fount in British English, derives from Middle French fonte (something that has been) melted; a casting”. The term refers to the process of casting metal type at a type foundry.
This is a great little tutorial onÂ How to Turn Your Handwriting Into A Font DIY!
There are a lot of ways to turn your handwriting into a font, but this is hands down the easiest way. It takes FIVE MINUTES.
1. Print this template and fill out all of the little squares.
Donâ€™t use a ball point pen. Use a marker! Also, you really do have to stay in the gray boxes. The bottoms of my gâ€™s got cut off. Sad.
2. Scan it at 300 dpi in grayscale, not color.
Unfortunately, you canâ€™t just take a picture with your phone, you have to use an actual scanner. I tried and failed miserably.
3. Upload the template to MyScriptFont.com and then youâ€™ll get this:
Looks good? Proceed. Looks like a buncha weird boxes? Make sure your template file is properly rotated (portrait, not landscape).
If youâ€™re wondering whether you should download it as an â€œOTFâ€ file vs. â€œTTFâ€ file, consider that .otf is a relatively newer format, so more tools work with .ttf font sets.
4. Install your new font.
In Mac OS X, open Font Book then File > Add Fonts (or command + O).
In Windows, click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Fonts. Then click File > Install New Font.