The right typeface can communicate a lot to a reader about the “personality” of a design. But what if you can’t find the right typeface? Or what if you want your design to be different? Well, you might be surprised to learn you can make your own design with wide variety of software available for free and across different platforms.
I had found some useful pieces of information across many sources. Undoubtedly the methodologies practiced are as unique and individual as the designers practicing them.
I’ll provide a bit of guidance on getting started and address hurdles along the way, share one of the software that I tried out, and recommend resources for learning more.
The idea behind MyScriptFont is that it allows you to create fonts and generate fonts from your handwriting. You can even make up a new design for every letter in the alphabet, turn that into a workable font, then use it to create all your next project. All you need is a marker or felt-tip pen and a scanner to get started.
Download Template from MyScriptFont
Browse the MyScriptFont website and download the template. The template is a set of lines you can transfer your handwriting or creations to before you turn them into fonts.
Write out the alphabet and numbers in your style, use black marker or dark blue also works. It is important that you use a felt pen instead of the regular ballpoint pen, or the text would not come out clearly.
Max. upload file size is 6 MB. Supported types of are jpg, png, pdf, jpeg, tiff. Max. dimension for images are 6500 x 6500 px.
Upload your New Font
Upload your scanned fonts to the MyScriptFont website.
You can name your font and set it in the format you want the font to be: TFF, OTF format. When you’re done with the settings, click ‘Start’ and let it load.
After the font is converted, you’re allowed to download it to your computer.
You need to install your font before using it.
For Windows, go to ‘Control Panel’ and search for ‘Fonts’. Just copy and paste your newly downloaded font into the ‘Fonts’ folder.
Conclusion: Even with the multiple fonts are available, you may still find that none are suitable for your website or other projects. The solution is create your own. By following the steps above, you can create your own beautiful custom font with your own imagination and use it in your website, or in other projects.