Design

How to Make Your Own Font

It is possible for you to make your own style of print. This can be excellent for those running businesses. Your own font can be unique, and it can be tailored to fit your business’ style. For instance, if you run a high tech business, having a futuristic looking font may help to attract customers. If you run a business with a historical theme, it may be best to have a font that looks like something from a previous generation. These are just some examples of how you can tailor your font to your business. However, there are some things to keep in mind when you are creating a font. These tips can help to make sure that your font looks good.

Determine The Basic Look of Your Font

First, you want to determine what basic type of font it is. Ask yourself if it is a spin off on already existing categories of fonts or something entirely new. This makes a big difference in how you will design the font. Also, determine what the basic look of your font will be.

Do not use an already existing font to directly design your font from. However, you can use other fonts for inspiration. In fact, carefully studying other fonts is recommended. This is particularly true when you are first starting out making fonts. Do not make your font out of your handwriting. This can be extremely imprecise, even if you have neat handwriting. Instead, you should very carefully draw out the letters that you intend to create.

How to Design a Font?

You also want to make sure that the font designing software that you use is of high quality. One form of typography software for the beginner learning to design a font is Adobe Illustrator. However, it’s certainly not the best. It is only good for starting out. When you have a bit of experience, move on to FontLab Studio, Gylphs, or Robofont.

When you make fonts, you want to be sure that it looks the way you want it to. First and foremost, you want to make sure it is legible and easy to understand. You certainly don’t want a font that people cannot understand. To know for sure whether the font is legible, you need to see it on paper. In addition to determining that it is legible, you need to make sure it looks the way you want it to.

Additionally, the lettering can be tailored to different languages. For instance, a reader used to reading print in Cryllic letters would have a difficult time with the letters of the English language. If your readers are located in a country that uses a different alphabet, with enough research you can design lettering catered to that language. This will take a bit of effort, but it’s certainly possible.

When you are happy with what you designed, use it for what you intended to use it for. This is when you can truly see how the font came out. If it didn’t, you can still make some tweaks to the font that you have created. However, hopefully it will look great once you get to this stage.