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This Instructable will show you how to create your own handwritten font. You will need: A printer and a scanner (all-in-ones work great). NOTE: I do not own, and am not affiliated with, myscriptfont.com.
 
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Step 2: Fill out Template

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Now that you have your template printed, it's time to fill it out. Using your Sharpie/Black felt tip fen, draw the letters you see in light gray inside the light gray boxes. Don't make any stray marks outside of the writing area, and be careful not to go outside the light gray box, as this will cut your letter off. In the optional box, write only the ones you need. None of them are required. Then your ready to scan!

Step 3: Scan It!


Now that you have your form filled out, it's time to scan the form back into your computer. Turn on your printer, and place the form face-down in the scanning bed. Close the lid, and scan in the picture. Once it appears on your computer screen, before you save it, change the color to "Grayscale" and change the resolution to 300 ppi. All these options should be somewhere in your scanning program. If you are using an HP printer, it is in the second tab. These tabs are located at the top right of the scan window. Your scanning program will probably ask to rescan because of the changed resolution. Let it rescan. Now, save your scan. Now it's time to upload the scan!

Step 4: Create Your Font

Here's where the font creation happens. Go to http://www.myscriptfont.com. You already have the template, so skip step one on the page. Click browse, and locate your scanned-in form. Once it's located, type in a name for your font. Leave the format as TTF. Then, click "Send File". You form will be uploaded, and the font will be created. When the download window appears, allow the file to download. Then, you have your font!
cc672 years ago
are you using an inkjet or a laserjet printer? thank you. Will this work in a hewlett- packard hp scanner? I have a hp deskjet printer, is it what you mean with the second button thing? tnx
tutdude98 cc672 years ago
every printer and scanner will work
Wow, that simple huh? Thanks, I'm always nervous about using new sites but this helps a lot!
9ale73 years ago
nice !
i was looking for an easy way do it .. this is really easy.
thanks
dougson2 (author) 3 years ago
Updated with better screenshots!
ItsTheHobbs3 years ago
Thanks, I've been looking for a free way to do this since yourfonts started charging $10 a font. I'm definitely with lemonie, though. Spotlight search Grab, and use that to take screenshots.
lemonie3 years ago

Please use screen capture for images of your screen.

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