DIY

Turning Your Handwriting Into A Font Is Stupid Easy

I’m very font of this method.

Today, you are going to learn how to do THIS.

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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.

Don’t use a ball point pen. Use a marker! Also, you really do have to stay in the gray boxes. The bottoms of my g’s got cut off. Sad.

2. Scan it at 300 dpi in grayscale, not color.

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Unfortunately, you can’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 you’ll get this:

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Looks good? Proceed. Looks like a buncha weird boxes? Make sure your template file is properly rotated (portrait, not landscape).

If you’re wondering whether you should download it as an “OTF” file vs. “TTF” file, consider that .otf is a relatively newer format, so more tools work with .ttf font sets.

4. Install your new font.

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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.

YOU DID IT. Your handwriting is on a computer! How weird is that!

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Now, type a letter to your grandma. She’ll never know.

Big ups to this Imgur post by PercussionGirl.

Give ‘er some upvotes!

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