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Attention! The use of watercolor designs in the generator is in a test phase. You can use the designs, but they may not be saved permanently. So be sure to download your finished cards as JPG.

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Hello & Welcome!

Welcome to the lettering generator. Create great letterings in seconds. You may use the generator for free with some ads and cookies (see privacy policy for more information) or you can use the paid version without any ads.

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Important note

The free usage of the generator is only allowed for non-commercial purposes. If you want to use the letterings created with the generator commercially, please purchase the Lettering Generator Plus including the "Commercial" license. Please also note the terms of use.

Quick guide

You need a little help before using the lettering generator? No problem. In this quick guide, I will explain to you briefly the most important functions. Then you can create your own lettering right away!

The three function levels

The generator basically works over three levels. The global toolbar at the top, the sidebar with various functions and the modification directly via the active box.

1. Global toolbar

The global toolbar at the top. There you can add new text boxes, change the format or download your font.

2. Specific toolbar

The specific toolbar on the right side, where only the currently usable functions are active. There you can, for example, choose the font for your text, change the color or access useful tools.

3. Direct functions

The tools directly at the boxes on the workspace (words or images). You can use them to change the position, size and content of your text boxes, for example.

Special functions

The context menu (accessible by right-clicking) gives you quick access to certain functions - depending on where the right-click is made (clicking on the workspace or clicking on an object).

Important

You will need a modern web browser in order to use the hand lettering generator without problems (preferably the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Edge)! Also you need to select the right format for printing (landscape or portrait, depending on what you choose when designing). If it doesn't immediately work with the print preview, save your image and then print it.

Lettering quotes for practice

If you are still looking for special quotes or words for the generator, visit my blog page with lettering quotes. There you will find great quotes, sorted by the number of words. I bet there are also many phrases that you will like.

Have fun practising!

Updates

In case you have wondered why a few functions suddenly behave differently, you can read here which changes I have made in the course of time.

V 5.0

  • Specific functions can now be found in a new menu above the individual objects.
  • The context menu is now also accessible for devices with touchscreen.
  • Many new hand lettering and calligraphy fonts have been integrated.
  • There are also many new symbols and ready-to-use templates.

V 4.9.6

  • The background color can now be customized.
  • In addition to images and symbols, there is now a category with shapes and patterns that you can use for your creations.
  • Vectors can now also be scaled disproportionately.
  • In the free version of the generator you can now use the "Instagram" format (1080*1080 px).
  • Many small optimizations, such as icons in the context menu.

V 4.9.5

  • Introducing magnetic/intelligent guides (active by default).
  • Objects can now be grouped.

V 4.9.4

  • Many new fonts have been added.
  • You can now upload your own images and symbols and use them in the generator.
  • The object window has been improved and offers additional functions.

V 4.9.3

  • New fonts have been added. Even blackletters are now usable again.
  • An automatic backup allows you to restore the file in case the browser window was reloaded by accident.
  • Various optimizations regarding loading times.
  • On devices with touch support the workspace can now be zoomed in, zoomed out, and panned as needed using two fingers.

V 4.9.2

  • The new split text feature lets you split words into individual letters so you can edit them one at a time. This allows you to easily make subtle modifications to a font.
  • Some new fonts, graphics and icons have been added.
  • The grid size can now be adjusted as desired.
  • Users of the commercial license can now save significantly more templates.
  • The font generator is now also available in Spanish.

V 4.9.1

  • Fonts and symbols can now have an outline. The size and the color can be set individually.

V 4.9

  • Improvement of the zoom functions.
  • Introduction of an object window where you can select all objects on your canvas.
  • Little adjustments to the interface so that frequently used functions (such as centering) can be reached more quickly.
  • Test period for (watercolor) graphics started.
  • Many new symbols related to autumn, winter and Christmas.

V 4.8

There are again some fundamental changes that affect many functions of the font generator.

  • All values around the font (font size, spacing, line spacing, etc.) can now also be set nominally. This makes it easier to transfer the properties of different text boxes.
  • The font size is now the central metric for the size of the individual boxes - so scaling the text box practically causes the font size to be adjusted.
  • The adjustment has the consequence that the modified text boxes (round text and bouncy letters) have to be calculated differently. When transferring saved text boxes discrepancies may occur that have to be corrected manually.
  • New fonts have been added.
  • Objects can now also be moved with pixel precision using the arrow keys.
  • Minor adjustments to the design to improve the overview of the different controls.

V 4.7

  • More letterings can now be saved online.
  • The color picker has been improved and additionally contains premade color palettes.
  • All tools can also be used on the smartphone.

V 4.6

  • The font generator now also supports custom formats.
  • Zooming is now much easier and faster.
  • The size of the workspace and the active object are displayed in pixels and millimeters.
  • New deco elements and fonts were added.

V 4.5

With the new update, there are big changes that affect the entire font generator.

  • It is now possible to purchase a license for the commercial usage of the generator. The license even allows you to design and sell your own products. You can read more about this in the terms of use.
  • Due to the possible commercial use, almost all fonts had to be replaced. Instead, many new, very elegant fonts have been added.
  • The same applies to the graphics.
  • A new feature is online: Dancing letters! With a single click you can create individual bounce letterings.
  • It is now possible to colorize fonts and graphics as desired apart from the global color setting.
  • More functions have been added to the context menu.
  • Some font design parameters have been added and the settings have been combined under one menu item.

V 4.4

  • Letterings can now also be bent inwards.
  • Download as PNG with transparent background is now possible.
  • Performance optimizations for an even faster font generator. :)

V 4.3

  • A long awaited feature finally makes its way into the font generator: Curved letterings! This way you can distribute any words in a circle.

V 4.2

  • The paper size automatically adjusts to the available space on your screen.
  • There is now a zoom function with which you can work more detailed.
  • Improved storage management.

V 4.1

New functions and decorative elements.

  • The selection of decorative elements has been renewed and enlarged.
  • There are now complete letterings that you can combine with your own words.
  • New sans serif fonts.
  • A context menu (right click) to use various functions way faster.

V 4.0

The lettering generator has been completely revised optically and many new functions have been added. The biggest change is the possibility to use the lettering generator plus!

  • Save templates online and continue working on them on any device
  • New colors and the possibility to display only the outlines of the font.
  • A grid that can be faded in and out.
  • An extended range of paper sizes (A4 and US Letter).
  • Many new fonts.
  • New decoration elements.
  • A selection of frames and banners.
  • A template gallery to work on the basis of finished lettering compositions.
  • Skewing words is now possible

V 3.6

It is finally possible to save your current letterings to work on them again later on. Just click on "Save as..." in the main menu and save your current lettering wherever you want. To start editing a saved lettering just upload it by click on "open...". No registration or login required!

V 3.5

New update, new fonts! Especially the clarity of the font selection has been significantly improved. There were also some performance optimizations.

  • It is now possible to select 3D fonts. This helps extremely to understand and learn the principle of 3D letters.
  • There is a beautiful new block letter style with shading. It's one of my favorite styles of lettering.
  • Some decorative fonts have found their way (back) into the generator.
  • The handling of fonts has been optimized. In the font selection all fonts are now the same size and easier to grasp. A faster switching is therefore also possible.

V 3.3

There is an update again, which optimizes the interface. New fonts and other decorative elements are also available.

  • The specific tools can now also be found above. Only the tool that can be used in the respective state is active.
  • The functions for arranging the individual text boxes are now labeled.
  • Optimization of the side main menu.
  • New fonts.
  • New font category (blackletters).
  • New decorative elements.
  • Improved display of the individual fonts.
  • Many small optimizations.

V 3.2

Another update of hand lettering generator was done and I added new features the community wished for.

  • There is now a first selection of decorative elements that can be added using the global tools. The decorative elements can be used in gray or black, just like text.
  • Objects can now be mirrored horizontally or vertically.

V 3.1

  • Text boxes can now be duplicated (even if multiple boxes are selected).

V 3.0

There was another large update with many functions which the community asked for. A lot of time has gone into the new features, so that I decided to implement some features as premium features. Each participant of my online course automatically receives access to the premium functions.

  • Now you can select multiple text boxes at the same time and move, scale these together, skalieren, etc.
  • The boxes can be centered horizontally and vertically with one click either on the entire working space or just within one selected group.
  • The line spacing can now also be adjusted individually (helpful for longer texts in the same font).
  • There are several new, beautiful fonts in the generator.
  • You have the choice to save the current status (as a bookmark) and open it at a later time.
  • The completed image can now also be downloaded as a PDF.
  • The text boxes can now be moved on top or below each other in one click.
  • When scaling, you receive information on the current size of your text box.

V 2.1

  • The text is no longer directly editable. From now an the edit mode has to be started with either one click on the icon or by double-clicking on the text. The reason: The screen keyboard always opened on the smart phone if you moved a box. This was quite disturbing. Now this problem has been solved. Text blocks can now be moved even faster or even realigned.
  • Two new fonts were added (one font with serifs and another handlettering font).
  • The print preview is now generated from the pop up.
  • The website's responsive behavior was completely edited and improved.
  • We now have this changelog ... ;-)

V 1.2

  • The finished templates can now not only be printed, but also be saved and downloaded as an image.
  • The generator now also works on Internet Explorer 11.

V 1.1

  • New fonts were added and divided into different categories.
  • It is now possible to change between the text colors grey (template) or black (trace).

V 1.0

  • The first version of the hand lettering generator is going online!

Special thanks

The lettering generator has grown over many years and has been constantly improved. Without support it would never have been possible for me to develop the generator to what it is today.

A special thanks goes to Christoph (compress-or-die.com), for his constant help in development.

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