New Class: Design a Handwriting Font

Hand Drawn Typography: Designing a Font from Your Handwriting

Hey guys! My brand new Skillshare class is now live and ready for you!

In this class, I’ll be showing you how to make a working font from your own handwriting! There are many different ways to make a font, and the process can get very complicated and complex. Type designers can spend months and even years crafting perfectly designed letterforms.

Hand Drawn Typography: Designing a Font from Your Handwriting, a class by Christine Nishiyama

But for this class, we’re going to stick to the basics and use a simple process that anyone can complete in just a couple hours! Plus, the font is based on your own handwriting, so you’ve already got the design down!

Hand Drawn Typography: Designing a Font from Your Handwriting, a class by Christine Nishiyama

We’ll go through drawing the letters, using a third-party service to vectorize your letters and create the font file, and then refining the letters and the way they work together.

All you need for this project is a pen and paper, a printer, a scanner, and a copy of the free downloadable programs that I’ll go over in the class. One of the programs we’ll use is only available for Mac, but I offer an alternate similar program for Windows users, and even without either of these programs, you can still make a basic font from the class!

Hand Drawn Typography: Designing a Font from Your Handwriting, a class by Christine Nishiyama

Making a handwriting font is like a gateway to font design, and I guarantee after making this font, you’ll want to dive deeper and start designing more fonts! If you do decide you want to dig deeper after this, I’ve included a bonus PDF on type design that digs into type anatomy and design details!

Hand Drawn Typography: Designing a Font from Your Handwriting, a class by Christine Nishiyama

You can enroll with this link and get 3 months of Skillshare for just $0.99!

So grab a pen and let’s get started!

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