Making reasonable font
October 19, 2012 7:17 AM Subscribe
I would like to create a font using someone's handwriting and am looking for a good software with which to do this. I'm not an expert in this, so it would have to have a small learning curve, unless it is really worth it for me to spend time learning so I can get reasonable results.
posted by sciencegeek to technology (6 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I am trying to add additional phrases to an already existing hand drawn document and it struck me that it might be easier to use a custom font than cutting and pasting bits of words. The text will be all uppercase and will have, so far as I know, no characters other than the regular alphabet (no punctuation or special characters). I'd like it not to look too badly spaced (kerned?) so if there's a way to do something not fixed width, that would be lovely. I'll be using Photoshop - and yes, I'm sure that's not the ideal thing, but ...
Other practical things: I'm willing to pay a bit for this, but, unless the product is superawesome and will make me cry tears of joy, I'd like to keep it under $50.
If I can get this working, it will make life much easier for me and my boss. Thank you in advance for any and all ideas!