It being summer and all I thought I’d come up with something fun to be working on, while I sit indoors, waiting for the sun to come back on(line). A while back I was working on a design for some company diplomas, and I wanted a special font to use when typing the participant name(s), making it look handwritten.
I found a site that offers to convert your own handwritten letters to a usable TrueType Font. This site used to be free, but now they charge you $10 to actually download the finished font ($14,95 if you create a 200 character font). But if you really like to have your own unique typeface it might be worth the price. So if you’re an aspiring font creator or simply want a special font unlike any other, here’s how…
Write, Scan, Upload then Save
In earlier days, creating your own font was quite the hazzle. With the smart and high-tech solution from yourfonts.com it’s now easier than ever before.
First you have to download and print out a template. Then fill it out, drawing or writing each letter. When done, put the template in your scanner.
YourFonts support images as large as 6000 x 9000 pixels. Enabling you to create really High-Resolution Fonts.
Once you’ve uploaded the scanned template – Yourfonts does the rest. A few moments later, your finished font is ready to be downloaded and installed.
Have Fun Creating.
Feel free to share your finished font with the rest of us. Send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll present it in an upcoming article.