Adding a handwritten signature is a personal touch and you can use it for so many different things online to add that touch.
You don’t have to have expensive software or have to be a graphics nerd to make this happen.
In fact, I bet you already have everything you need around your house!
Step 1 | Go Grab Your Supplies
Here is what you need:
- 2 sheets of clean, white blank paper. Make sure it doesn’t have lines and it is blank!
- A sharpie or thicker ink pen, like a ball-point
- Smartphone, camera or scanner
Step 2 | Practice Writing Your Name
Practice makes perfect and will help you get your signature down to exactly what you want it to look like.
Use the first sheet of paper to practice how you want to write your name, what it should look like, and gives you a chance to test out a couple different writing tools!
Step 3 | Write a Couple Variations
Take your clean sheet of paper and write a few clean variations of your name on the paper!
Remember to leave plenty of space between each one so that you can crop them out in a few steps.
Step 4 | Snap a Pic
Use your smartphone, camera or scanner to snap a pic of each of your signatures (or all together if you are scanning it in). Try to hold the camera up as straight with your signature as possible. Snapping a picture of your signature turns it into digital!
Email it to yourself so you can get it on your computer!
Step 5 | Trim It Up!
It’s time to trim up your signature and turn it into an image file! And you don’t need to invest in Photoshop! Go to Pixlr.com for a quick trim. Crop your signature so that is a perfect picture of your name!
Watch my quick tutorial on how to crop the background out using Pixlr.com!
Step 6 | Save Image & USE IT!
Once you have it cropped out, save it and start to insert it anywhere you can insert images!
Email signatures, contracts, webpages, blog post, email newsletters, PDF’s… really any marketing materials! Have FUN with it!
Leave a Comment Below, pleaseeee!
Make sure to share a link in the comments below to your new digital signature inserted on your website!
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I always get nervous putting my digital signature online. What if someone tries to duplicate it?
That is a great point – If you do just your first name, you should be fine!
You just made something that I thought was so difficult be, truly, so easy! Thanks for the post! 🙂
Wohooo!!! That is always great to hear because that is my goal! Make sure to check out my other tutorials too! xo
I was wondering how to add signature for awhile to my blog post, so thank you very much. I try something before and I didn’t like it, so ever since looking for a way to do it. Thank you great post and like your website too.
I did it! I can’t believe it. I’ve been so stressed by Logo making and nothing was what I wanted. Until Now. Thank you so much Ali!
I’m building a website on Squarespace and painting everyday, so like you, time is tight. Thanks for the tip and for eliminating the frustration of the LOGO
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Hi Cynthia! Wohoooo! Very happy that I could help! xo, Ali
Did you have to pay for Pixlr? I downloaded Pixlr desktop and it has a different toolbar. Thanks!
I’m wondering if maybe their interface has changed since this video was done… Does it have anything named or marked, background eraser or remover? Another suggestion might be hiring it out on Fiverr! it’s super inexpensive!!
For an old fossil like me I found this easy to do – thank you Ali.