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zblaxberg
Sep 16, 2007, 12:32 AM
So I don't know how or if this is possible. But is there a way for me to be able to make a font out of my own handwriting and save that into photoshop? I've always wondered if I can do this so I can digitally type things and make it look like i wrote it.



the Helix
Sep 16, 2007, 08:59 AM
I'd like to know as well! Thanks for any help on this.

Cheers.

Stampyhead
Sep 16, 2007, 10:32 AM
To create a font you need a program like this one: Fontographer (http://www.download.com/Fontographer/3000-2185_4-10541042.html)

Blue Velvet
Sep 16, 2007, 10:36 AM
At US$350, Fontographer (http://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/fontographer/) is a little overkill for most people. TypeTool (http://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/typetool/) at $99 might be better for those wanting to mess around with this idea.

ChicoWeb
Sep 16, 2007, 11:39 AM
At US$350, TypeTool (http://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/typetool/) at $99 might be better for those wanting to mess around with this idea.

That looks great. might give it a try myself.

Stampyhead
Sep 16, 2007, 09:18 PM
At US$350, Fontographer (http://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/fontographer/) is a little overkill for most people. TypeTool (http://www.fontlab.com/font-editor/typetool/) at $99 might be better for those wanting to mess around with this idea.

Thanks BV, that's a much better idea. Fontographer was the only one I was familiar with.

bousozoku
Sep 16, 2007, 10:14 PM
There used to be advertising in PC Magazine or one of the other Windows-related magazines so that you would fill out the letters as requested, send the card and your US$40 and they would provide you with a typeface, just for you. Maybe, they're still doing the service.

vicki2314
Sep 17, 2007, 03:44 AM
font garden (http://www.fontgarden.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66&zenid=c7f9f6ec455360570fbcd1c8468081c4)

font garden charges $40 for your own font and $7 for 6 signatures

MorzillA
Sep 18, 2007, 10:44 AM
font garden (http://www.fontgarden.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66&zenid=c7f9f6ec455360570fbcd1c8468081c4)

font garden charges $40 for your own font and $7 for 6 signatures

Yeah I remember that my computer design teacher told me about it and actually tried it to see the results.....I was BLOWN away to see that for a mere 40 bones you could actually type just as you can handwrite!
I tried to use an old version of FONTOGRAPHER on an ol' PC and for the life of me I could not save the fonts i was manipulating, so i discarded it and never looked back!

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