After a quick internet search I found this site with a simple looking program called FontCreator from High-Logic. It costs $79 for a home version which is as cheap as any semi-good font out there and I could potentially make as many as I want without worrying about any complicated licensing fees.
I downloaded the template and filled it in on my computer using a Wacom Cintiq. It only took 10 minutes or so just like they said. Once I uploaded my completed template it took about 40 seconds to create the font ready to be downloaded. I was really blown away with how easy it was. My only problem is not being able to control the kerning of the letters but you can do that in Photoshop or Illustrator. They suggest using FontCreator to get more technical. But as far as a font made out of your own hand writing, I’m impressed.
Better yet, I happened to stumble across the site when they had a free promotion code so I made a bunch just for fun. Here they are:
Here is a tutorial on making your own fonts with Photoshop and Illustrator.
And finally here is a FREE font creation program. It is a bit more complex then YourFonts.com but you can really get in there and control the kerning, add a bold to your fonts and all the nit-picky details that any anal font creator will love. Oh yeah, and it’s free. I downloaded it for my Mac and it’s running like a charm but I need to sit down with the documentation to fully use it. I was able to import my fonts I created at YourFonts.com to adjust a few minor details that were bothering me. Here’s the link:
Anyway, I still need to master my word balloons and sound effects. I’ll save that for another time. Plus, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve learned this week.