Have you ever wanted to put your own handwriting into a font? Well, I hadn’t really thought about it myself, but I saw this site and had to give it a try: http://www.yourfonts.com/
The kind people at yourfonts.com have a FREE process to convert your handwriting to a typeable font.
I did some exeprimentation and I learned a few things, including just how messy and bad my handwriting is! We are in the age of the computer I suppose…
When you create your font, you need to print out their provided sheet, and fill it in. If you look closely there are markers on them:
The 4 markers are in each section. Think about characters like a Y as opposed to y. The capitals should fit from the top markers to the third marker down. The lower case letters like a, e, c, s etc should fit from the second to the third marker. Letters like y will fit from the second to the 4th marker. Im sure you get the idea!
Well, I didnt get the idea initially when I generated the font, as I am sure you will see:
So, I went back to the worksheets and started a fresh one. This time I used a sheet of paper to act as a ruler to make sure I didnt go outside the markers (too much). Version 2 was a little better:
The difference isnt major, but it does make a difference. You will notice the sample text “This is my own handwriting!” sits neater on the line.
So, then I decided to have some fun with the font and just do one more messy / child like font with a texta:
The great thing is that I can now personalise cards etc when I want to give them to people. If they dont look too closely they may even think I actually wrote it. Also, if you are after a handwriting style of font, then you can have some fun and create your own!