How to Create a Digital Handwritten Signature for Free

Looking to add a personal touch to a resume or website? Add a handwritten signature–it's easy and free. Follow these steps to create your own digital handwritten signature.

How to Create a Digital Handwritten Signature for Free

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Download PaintNET, a free image editing software to create your own handwritten signature. Go to the website at Getpaint.net.

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Click on the right-hand side download link to the latest version of PaintNET. Choose one of the three download sites that appears on the middle right of the page. From the download site, click on the “Download Now” link. When the window appears and gives you the options to run or save, click “Save.”

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Unzip the downloaded file. If you do not have an unzipping utility, you can download a free trial of WinZip at Winzip.com.

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In the unzipped files folder, double-click on the GetPaint icon/file to install the program. The file ends in a “.exe” file extension.

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Open the GetPaint program. Click on File, then New to create a new file for your signature. Click on the text tool in the left floating sidebar – it has a large T on the button. Click on the white screen area and type your name.

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Change the font style and size by clicking on the arrows on the dropdown boxes, which are located on the top toolbar. Experiment with different fonts and sizes to achieve the desired signature look.

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Save the file. Like any other image file, you can then insert this file into any Word document like a resume or into any website or blog to sign off with a personal touch.