This is one of the coolest things I have found in a long time.
I first was turned on to the idea when I found out that one of my marketing idols Russell Brunson of Clickfunnels was using his own handwriting for his info products.
Here is an example of what he does with handwriting fonts (This one has other handwritten elements of course that can't be done as font).
The Method I Used
I am not sure which method Russell used, but this is what worked for me.
Step #2 Print the document.
Step #3 Fill out the form completely and in your natural writing style. Here is a partial shot of mine.
Step #4 Scan the completed template at 150dpi or 300dpi.
You can use either a traditional scanner or a tool like Evernote and the camera on your smartphone. A scanner is best, but I used the doc scanner built into Evernote and it worked fine. Evernote is, after all, one of my favorite free tools.
Step #5 Upload the document.
Step #6 Name your font.
Step #7 Choose output (I used TTF).
Step #8 View sample and download if it is ok.
Step #9 Install on your device. Different operating systems require fonts to be uploaded differently. On my Mac, I opened the TTF file and it brought me to the Mac application, “Font Book.”
Check out their about page for more information on uploading your own fonts to different operating systems.
The font will become accessible to most native programs on your computer such as Microsoft Word. If you want to use it elsewhere, you may or may not be able to. For instance, you can't add this font to Google Docs.
There you go, you now know how to make your own handwriting font!
This is an awesome addition to any content marketing or creative design work you may be planning. Try it out and comment below if you have any questions!