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10 Tools and resources for creating custom fonts

Typography pays a pivotal part in any good design find the right font for your project can be a difficult task, so why not learn how to create your very own custom font ? This post is a collection of free, paid tool and resources for leaning how to create your very own unique custom font. If you ever wanted to learn how to create your own custom font look no further as this the perfect post for learning how to do so.

1. Fontstuct

FontStruct is a free, font-building tool. Once you’re done building, FontStruct generates TrueType fonts, ready to download and use in any application.

2. Bit font maker

3. Fontself

Fontself Maker is an extension for Illustrator and Photoshop CC to quickly turn any lettering into OpenType fonts.

4. FontForge

5. How to Design a custom font using Illustrator and FontForge

Creating a font is not as difficult as you might think and if you have just basic illustrator knowledge you already have the power to create your own font, you just don’t realize it yet. Kinda like Luke Skywalker in A New Hope. So get ready to pull some paths young padawan; it’s time to jump into custom type design!

6. TTFEdit

TrueType fonts editor. Allows for editing vector-based glyphs

7. Glyphr studio

Font design has a high barrier of entry. Professional font design programs are very complex, and/or quite expensive. Glyphr Studio is streamlined and made for font design hobbyists… and it’s free!

8. How to Create a Font in Adobe Illustrator

If you’re a designer or illustrator who’s more comfortable creating glyphs in Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial is right up your alley! We’ll plan out our letter set, go over ways to refine the font design, and prepare files for use in a font-making program, all from the comfort of Adobe Illustrator.

9. How to Make Custom Fonts

30 day free trial of font creator to show you how to turn a custom made character set into a font.

10. Calligraphr

Creating your own font has never been easier.With your own font you can create genuine personal designs and calligraphic artwork.

11. FontLab 7

TrueType fonts editor. Allows for editing vector-based glyphs

12. FontCreator 12

FontCreator is considered the world’s most popular and best font editor. Create and edit OpenType and web fonts. An advanced feature set makes it the tool of choice for professionals, and its intuitive interface is straightforward enough for users at any expertise level.

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