You might have noticed a new section on the right sidebar called “Affiliates” – if you haven’t, trust me, it’s there!
I’m going to do a spotlight of sorts on the first new affiliate which is Font Generator This site is awesome because you can make a font from your own handwriting!
It is incredibly easy to use and great for graphics, scrapbooking, and just having fun! All you need to do is head over to the site and download the template. There are 2 pages, but I only used the regular alphabet page for making my font. If you want more special characters included in your font, you can fill out the second page.
Once you have the template downloaded, all you need to do is print it out and fill in the boxes with your handwriting for the letters. You then scan in the page and upload it. Within a couple minutes – your font has been created!
The great thing is, you can preview your font before you buy it. (It is $9.95, more if you choose to do both pages worth) This was a wonderful feature for me, because I realized I did all my lowercase letters a little bit too high in the boxes and it just looked ridiculous. You can also type out phrases or words to see how everything looks all together – this is how I realized my upper case letters and lower case letters did not look right together at all!
If you are a scrapbooker – this font could come in handy. I don’t know about you – but whenever I have a spot put aside for journaling – I either panic and screw something up or my letters all start to tilt up to the side, or I didn’t give myself the right amount of space. (Either I run out of room, or have too much room left!) It would be so easy to measure out a box in photoshop or word that matches to the size of the journaling area and type in it. Then you could make the font a little smaller if you were too wordy, bigger if you weren’t wordy enough! Print it out on some nice vellum paper – and tada! You still have a personal touch!
I am not a digital scrapbooker – but what a nice way to add a personal touch to your pages! Just type in the journaling in your handwriting font! I am using it for the setlists for my up and coming concert database for my website – I thought it would have a more personal touch if I “wrote” the setlists.
My font is how I would write if I actually sat down and used my “nice” handwriting. I’m almost tempted to pair it with my Silhoutte’s pens and fool people with “handwritten letters” Maybe I will try that one day as an experiment and post the results 😉
I do get a % of your purchase if you go through my affiliate link – so please consider doing that to help me with my concert habit 😉 However, I was not compensated for this “review” – I just think this website is awesome!