Today's post is more of an app review. Lately, I've been dying to have my own handwriting as a font. I've seen a few of my blog friends using their own and it seems so cool (aka. I'm jealous) So, I splurged and bought the iFontMaker app on my iPad. I believe I spent $6.99, but it was well worth it. Here's why...
1. It's SUPER easy to use.
2. It's fast.
3. It's ridiculously easy to send fonts to your computer.
4. I now have my handwriting as a font
5. I can whip up a font whenever I want now! Woohoo!
The App button looks like this.
Here's what I was able to do in about an hour (after the first one took about 15 minutes). Disregard the incredibly original font names. I wanted them to be grouped together when I uploaded them, so I named them all "Ashley ..."
They are so beautiful huh? Bahahaha. I am SOOOOOO terrible at it. My favorite is "Ashley Skinny." It's my handwriting... and feeds my dream of one day shedding twenty pounds.
Now that I see "Ashley Fancy" on here, I hate it. Gross. What a hot mess.
I've decided that I should stick to clipart and not delve into the world of fonts. There are PLENTY of talented ladies out there to feed my addiction. Here are my favorites: Jessica Stanford
Sandra MatadamasRowdy in Room 300A Cupcake for the Teacher
Kimberly GesweinKevin & Amanda
If you're interested in checking out the app, then there's a great tutorial video below (from 2ttf).
Make sure you're ready to party before you watch. The music will send you into "glowstick mode".
Pretty cool right? It's seriously easy to use and fun to play with. I know they have other versions (for PC), but I haven't really spent time investigating those. You'll find info if you just check out their website.www.2ttf.com
Have a great Tuesday!
Over Christmas break I got a new computer. I looooov it. It's a Samsung.... not sure what model, but it's fast and pretty. Also, I love the mouse pad and I'm a stickler for mouse pads. If they click too loud I hate the computer. If they are not ergonomically friendly then I hate the computer. If the keys are too loud... nope. Hate the computer. Nothing drives me nuts more than having to listen to a 'clickety-clacking' computer while I'm enjoying a quiet moment at Starbucks. Those moments are few and far between now (with the insanely expensive Starbucks over here), but still.
I digress. Anyway, I just had to install a ton of new fonts because Word just doesn't cut it for me and I didn't have the geek squad zeal to transfer them over from my old laptop. So.... I went crazy. I searched for 'free fonts' and the madness began. Here are some awesome sites to download (easily) thousands of awesome fonts. You'll get sucked in.
Alright, go crazy.