Don't miss another freebie, sale, or special announcement!
Use the newsletter sign-up forms right over there --->
Pick the one that fits your interests: Regular newsletter or CU only.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Want to use your own handwriting in your book?

There are several free or low cost handwriting font generators out there. I’ve used FontCreator by HighLogic for the past five years. (I used to sell handwriting fonts on E-bay—before it was so easy to create them) I haven’t used their fontgenerator program, but based on my experience with the company, I would expect that it would work well. http://www.high-logic.com/fontcreator.html

The funny thing is although I made a font of my handwriting:

And even in cursive:
It still doesn’t quite look real—what makes my handwriting look handwritten is all the inconsistencies. I don’t always make my L’s the same height. Especially now that I use the computer so much for writing, my handwriting is MUCH messier than the font. But the biggest problem is that my handwriting was difficult to read in blocks of text. I ended up making it large, bold, and double spaced. Still, I used it in at least three yearbooks.

Then I stumbled on this site: http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/category/script-print-mix/
Hundreds of free handwriting fonts! You can submit your writing sample and she may make your font for free. I picked one I like—what I WISH my handwriting was, but still one that is plain enough to read in large blocks of text. My favorite is PeaJay.

you can get it here: http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/index.php?s=PeaJay&x=9&y=20

Have fun!

No comments:

Post a Comment