Howdy Write It Wednesday!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far. We have made it to the middle and that’s saying a lot considering the week I’ve had so far. 😳 Today I wanted to share with everyone something I just recently found and thought was pretty neat. So, let’s get started on creating your personalized font…
Creating Your Personalized Font
Did you know you can create your own font and use it in your computer programs? In other words, instead of writing out all the journaling I want to do for my scrapbooks, I can just type it and print it but it still be in my own handwriting. I give this example because I don’t particularly journal a lot in my scrapbooks. Lately, I have gotten better, but I will post about that in the near future.
So, want to know how it works? It’s simple. Visit http://www.myscriptfont.com/ and follow the directions on-screen. I prefer using the PDF file since it seems to be bigger when it prints compared to the PNG file. Though this could just be based on the browser I use, as I only use Firefox.
Once printed use a black pen, for filling in each character. I like to use my Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Tip since it has a fairly small tip for the type of font I wanted to create. Over the weeks I have practiced several times and used my other Tombow pens such as the Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip and Hard Tip.
Though you don’t have to trace the characters they have on the paper; you do need to be sure to stay within the space each character is in. On the bottom portion of the sheet are optional characters of which you will notice I didn’t fill all of those in. Here, I only filled in the characters for such as my sisters married last name, since it is Turkish.
After all your characters are filled in, scan your sheet into a scanner and save it to your computer. Once saved, visit the http://www.myscriptfont.com/ again and upload the document where it says to upload. Then you are going to click the “Start” button and it will do its thing.
Once finished, you will see the results and have the option to download the file. After downloading you can then install your new font and open your favorite word program (right now I use Apple Pages). With your word program open find your newly installed font and start typing. You have now finished creating your personalized font.
Go ahead and give it a try. Personally, I wish I would have known about this years ago so I could do personal projects and things I have put together for studying in my own font just for the heck of it. I really think it’s pretty neat. As you can see, I still have some work to do before it is perfected. Hope you enjoyed! Send me a screen shot of your new font!