Get Personal – Create Your Handwriting Font

Guest writer Rick Robinette thinks it’s time for you to get personal, and shows you how to create your own handwriting font. Perfect for your upcoming online holiday greetings.

image FontCapture is a web based (cloud app) that walks you through a (4) – four step process of creating a font style in your very own handwriting.

You will need a fine point marker, printer, scanner, an internet connection and a little computer know-how to make this work.

The FontCapture web site indicates it is a (4)-four step process; however, I found it is actually to be a (6)-six step process from the point of completing the template to actually getting the font style on a PC.

If you follow all of the steps, and take your time completing the template, the end result is very good.  Below is a sample of the results I managed to get.

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Step 1: Download and print the the template

Step 2: Complete the template in your own handwriting

Step 3: Scan the template ( >200 dpi) – Save as a PNG file

Step 4: Upload the saved PNG file to FontCapture

Step 5: Preview and Download the converted font file

Step 6: Locate and Copy the downloaded font to your Windows font directory.

Note: If you experience any problems copying the font file to your Windows font directory, I encourage you to follow these “easy” step-by-step instructions on: “How To Add A Custom Font To Your PC”  at Tech-for Everyone.

System Requirements: Windows, Mac

Interact at: FontCapture

This is a guest post by Rick Robinette, who brings a background as a security/police officer professional, and as an information technology specialist to the Blogging world.

Why not pay a visit to Rick’s site at What’s On My PC. Like me, you’re sure to become a frequent visitor.

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