App/Filters that made my digital signature look hand written and pretty
February 21, 2013 6:27 PM Subscribe
I just filled out a tax form with a signature app where I "drew" my signature in the field (with a mouse) and it applied filter "smoothing" and other things to make it look like a real ink signature... It actually looked BETTER than my real hand written signature.
Where can I get something like that to make my own ink looking images?
posted by DaftMythic to technology (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know what software they were using and I cannot get back to that screen. Unfortunately it was a corporate site, so I cannot post a link.
I wrote using my mouse, but it made the long strokes (like the long straight line on my D) perfectly straight, and the loops (like the loop on my cursive lowercase "L") look gorgeous and smooth.
Also, the thickness of the ink tapered off and it made pen-press dots at those locations where I started and ended my strokes.
I think the line changed based on how quickly I drew... I think that is how it knew to make really thin loopy lines for the L and stuff, but thicker less smoothed lines for the other bits.
I'd like to get something like that as a filter I could use in gimp or inkscape or something, so I can create a path of my name, and then apply this filter to clean it up and look nice and use as my generic signature image... as well as other times I want to make something look hand written and don't want to use my ugly ass real life scrawl.
Any ideas? Thanks!