We bet you've run into this
problem from time to time: you're
designing a presentation or writing a paper, and you can't find the right font
that expresses your own creative personality.
If you only you had a font that was truly "you". Well, now you can! YourFonts.com will help you create your own font using your very
own handwriting, and it's really quite simple.
The site loads with a quick
description of what YourFonts.com does and what you can use it for. Assuming you know what fonts are and how you
can use them, we'll just skip right along to the part where it describes the
font-generation process. YourFonts.com
uses a template that asks you write out parts of the
alphabet in scannable squares, which are then uploaded to the site and
converted into high-quality fonts. The
site claims to have "the most advanced raster to vector conversion
algorithm", which basically just means that the scanned images are
converted to the actual font super quick.
There are essentially seven
steps to making your own font using this website, but we can summarize them for
you to make it even simpler. Once you go
to the site, just download the
template forms and fill them
out. Scan and upload the
images of your handwriting to YourFonts.com, and you're basically done. After the upload is completed, you can preview the font ,
and then download it.
In case you're a font novice, YourFonts.com gives a brief explanation of how to
install the font on your computer.
What's great about this site
is that you can use it as much as you like, for free. You can really get creative crossing your t's
and dotting your i's and make as many different fonts as your imagination will
allow. Then end result will be that your
typed presentations that will have a distinct and personal feel, which is
always good for impressing the boss, or whoever you're typing to.
The drawback is that these
fonts aren't necessarily useful in every aspect that fonts are useful. Publishing them in a webpage will result in
them appearing perfectly to your computer that has the font installed. But, if
someone doesn't have the font installed and views your page, they won't see it
at all. You also run the risk of having
formatting blunders if the font is a funny size. Also, emails will not display these fonts to
the receiver for the same reason. Anyone
who wants to see your font will have to install it themselves.
That being said, there
aren't many other things cooler than having a font made of your own
handwriting. You can create images of
your font to side step the display problems caused by using such a unique font
(there's only one of you, after all), and if you're just printing your
presentation or displaying it off your own computer, you should have no
problems at all. Hey, who knows? Maybe your font will be so popular people all
over the world will install it! You'll
be the next "Times New Roman"!Austin Keenan
Austin Keenan is a college student in NJ with a background in online writing. When
not blogging or producing online media for his own website, he likes to watch
online videos (high quality, of course) and kick back with a brew or two.