Have you ever wished to turn your handwriting into a beautiful font? If you have, then your wish has come true! I’m going to show you how to do that in this post.
I use a lot of fonts when I write reports or eBooks. In fact, I used hand written fonts in all of the eBooks in my Effortless Course. I have been getting a lot of positive feedback because of that. Readers always like unusual, different and beautiful things. I’ve noticed that using hand written fonts keep readers interested. They don’t feel bored easily.
Now, you can get a lot of hand written fonts for free online. But creating your own and using it can add more personality to your reports, eBooks, blogs and/or websites.
Turning your handwriting into a font is very easy if you have tablet PC. You can install a free software called My Font Tool, write on your Tablet PC screen, and the software will capture and store the font. But here you must have a tablet PC. I am going to show you a different method. You can use a tool called YourFonts.
To use YourFonts, you need to have a printer and a scanner. You first print a one page document from the website and write characters in your handwriting. This is an example:
You need to write the characters using a good pen. The tool suggests that you use a black permanent marker of fine or medium thickness. Make sure you read the guidelines you find at every stage. I ignored them before and wasn’t happy with the result.
After you write the characters, you need to scan the paper and submit it to YourFonts. The tool recommends that you scan at 300 dpi. Before you scan the document, make sure that you wrote all characters inside the cells. Again, you need to read the guidelines to get most out of the tool. When everything is fine, click on Upload Template.
- Give your font an appropriate name
- Browse to select the image
- Click on Upload
After that, you need to wait for the tool to generate your font. You won’t wait more than 40 seconds.
That’s your font! The add a custom text option allows you to see your font in action. So write anything there and see if it looks good.
Now you need to click on download. You’ll see this:
Yes, the tool isn’t free! When I first learned about it one year ago, it was free. But when I tried it, I was surprised to see the buy now button. I decided not to write about it here on my blog. Then I said to myself: “it isn’t expensive, right?” Some of you may still want to get it. So I changed my mind and decided to write about it and let you make the decision. If your font looks really good (not like mine), then you might want to get it.
You can also subscribe to YourFonts newsletter. You may get coupons that allow you to generate fonts for FREE! When you get coupons, you can use this tool as an advertising method. You can create different fonts, give them the name of your blog, eBook, website, etc. and submit them to free fonts websites. I always find text files when I download free fonts online. In the text file, I usually find the name of the creator, his/her blog, service, website, etc. So you can do the same. This can be a great traffic generation tactic!
What do you think? Do you plan to use the tool even if it isn’t free? If you get free coupons, will you take advantage of the tool and use it as a traffic generation technique? I look forward to reading your comments!
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