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When I first got my iPad, the first app I downloaded was iFontMaker.
An app that lets you create your own font? Umm, yes please.
While I haven’t used it a ton, I know it’s definitely worth the investment because I can make my own fonts whenever I want. So, how can you do it too?
iFontMaker is only $5.99 in the Apple App Store and $4.99 in the Windows App Store. Don’t get me wrong, I’m just like you: even paying $0.99 for an app seems outrageous to me. But let’s think about it a different way: you’re paying $5-6 to be able to make your own font whenever you want. I’d say that’s worth it.
So, you’ve downloaded the app. Now what?
1. Open up a new document.
You’ll see the “New” in the upper left corner of the screen. Click it and it will open up a new screen for you to draw on!
2. Choose the font you want as a guide.
You can use just about any existing font to use as a guide when creating your font. I typically stick with Helvetica because it’s the most straight-forward, but if you want something fancier, by all means choose something else.
3. Choose a stroke.
You can use a variety of different strokes and sizes when drawing out your font. I typically try each one out a few different times before deciding which one to go with. Experiment with it!
4. Draw it out.
Now it’s time to start drawing out all of your letters! You can do as few or as many as you’d like. The letter will appear in the font you chose in Step 2. Click on the arrow at the bottom to move onto the next one.
5. Export your font and start using it!
When you’re done, click on the Export button in the upper right corner. You can choose if you want it public or private and what rights people have to it. I typically choose private.
And voila! Once you download your font you’re good to go! Wasn’t that fun?
Oh, and did I mention you get a free font?
What are you waiting for? Go make your own font!
this is very cool! I may just have to try it
Let me know if you do! I’d love to see what you come up with. 🙂
Such useful info! Thank you, Caitlin!!
You’re welcome! Glad to help! 🙂
I guess since I don’t have a smart phone or a tablet I won’t be making my own font any time soon. Boo!!!
Do you have access to a scanner?! There’s another way that I haven’t tried yet, and if it works I’ll share it! But you need a scanner / printer.
Shann Eva says
That sounds like fun! I’m not as tech saavy as you, but maybe with all of your tutorials some day 🙂
Haha! Hopefully I can help 🙂
Jess Rey says
I need to try this out. There is no way of trying this on my laptop…My kids hog the iPad.
Haha! Maybe try it out after they go to bed?
Marisa - XO PIXEL says
Love this post, I’m sharing!
Aw, thanks Marisa! That means a lot. 🙂