I recently discovered an easy way to turn your handwriting into computer font + today I’m sharing all the details so you can make your own custom handwriting font.
The other day I was browsing TikTok (AS ONE DOES!) and found this video on turning your handwriting into computer font. Say what?! I know, I felt the same way. I wanted to test it out to see if it was legitimate and today, I’m sharing all the details.
How To Turn Your Handwriting Into A Computer Font
The best part about creating a font from your handwriting that you can type on the computer is that it’s totally free.
How To Make Your Own Handwriting Font
1. Go to Calligraphr.com. Here is what the screen will look like:
2. Go to “Start App” in the top right hand corner. They will ask you to make an account, but again – it’s completely free. When you click “Start App”, this screen will appear.
3. Click “Create a template” under Step 1. There are multiple languages to choose from, but I chose minimal English. It will ask you to download and print out a form. It looks like this:
4. Fill out the form in each box, making sure your letters are as uniform in size as possible. Side note: I found out later you are supposed to use black ink (whoops), but this dark purple wound up being fine.
5. Take a picture of the completed form using your smartphone and send that photo to you computer. I used AirDrop.
6. Now, upload the file under “My Fonts” where it says “Upload Template”. All of your letters should appear!
7. Make sure everything looks okay and approve it. This will give you the opportunity to name your font. Look how pretty!
8. From here, you need to download the TTF file.
9. Upload and install that TTF file into your FONT BOOK (I use a Mac).
10. From here, you’ll be able to install the font and type away in your own handwriting!
TIPS FOR USING CALLIGRAPHR.COM
1. My handwriting is naturally a mix of cursive and print, so if I were to do this a second time, I would try to stick solely to one or the other. You can tell above that the spacing naturally created in typing makes my mixed lettering look a bit odd.
2. Print extra copies of the template! If you mess up, you’ll need to start the page over again.
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