Perhaps you’re putting together an invitation or poster and want to give the typography a more personal touch. Not a regular occurrence, but there’s something appealing about digitising one’s handwriting, if only to preserve it in electronic form for the ages. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a designer to translate your scrawl into reusable pixels.
MyScriptFont makes the process straightforward. First, you have to write individual letters and characters down on a PDF template, which you then upload in PNG, JPEG or TIFF form — a nice touch that saves you having to redo the PDF with PDF Creator or a similar tool.
You can name your font and specific an output type. This will usually be True Type, though if you need Open Type, or even SVG, those options are available too. The last step is to hit the “Send file” button and download the result.
Be sure to let us know how you go… and don’t be afraid to share your newly digitised handwriting.