Create a Cool Signature

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Your signature should be a reflection of your personality. Many people wonder how they can create a unique, nice-looking signature. It is important to have a signature that you are comfortable writing and that is also original and difficult for others to copy. In order to create something personal, you will need to find a font, select a tool to write with, practice writing both capital and lowercase letters, and then practice writing your name until you are comfortable. Whether you are signing a document or contract, writing a cheque, or handing out autographs, this article will outline some steps you can take to create a signature with which you are comfortable and that looks great.

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Steps to Creating a Unique Signature

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    Find a font you like.
    If you are unfamiliar with various cursive fonts, look online or in a handwriting or calligraphy book to find the writing styles that you like most. Whether you want something bold and linear or loopy and elegant, look for a variety of styles in books or online that you can use to practice. You may find that you are immediately attracted to a particular style, but it is a good idea to find several different styles to practice, since you will need to be able to easily write your signature. It may be a good idea to start with a simple font at first and, as you improve, to try adding more loops or difficult elements. If you don't know where to start, there are a large number of web sites you can visit where you can browse cursive fonts and print out letter and writing samples.
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    Select a writing instrument or pen that is comfortable and easy to use.
    You've done your research and found a font that you like; now, you need a tool to practice with. There are a variety of pens, from felt-tip to rollerball, fountain, or ballpoint. Whichever type of pen you prefer, make sure that you can hold it comfortably and that you are able to write without pressing too hard on the paper you use, as you will be doing a lot of practicing. You don't want to end up with a painful hand cramp five minutes into your first practice session.
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    Practice writing both capital and lowercase letters.
    The best way to improve your handwriting generally is to practice writing. You will need to practice both your capital and lowercase letters, since you may use both when writing your signature. It is, however, more important to practice your capital letters, as many signatures will have an obvious, exaggerated capital initial, while the remainder of the name will be much less defined. To practice, you can use the writing samples you found online in step 1 (where you found a font that you like). On many web sites, you can find letter and writing samples that you can use to trace over as you learn how to form the letters correctly. When you are comfortable forming the letters on their own, you can move on to the next step, which is putting the letters together.
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    Practice writing your name.
    The last step is to practice writing your name repeatedly in your chosen font or style until it is comfortable. For the signature, some people use their full name and others use their first initial and last name or their first and last names. You can practice writing your name however you like until you find the combination that works for you. You may feel like you are practicing too much, but in fact there is no limit to the number of times you can practice your signature. You should practice until you are happy with how it looks and until you are comfortable writing it. With additional practice, you will be able to write your signature much quicker and your handwriting will continuously improve. By setting aside even a few minutes each day to practice your handwriting, you should begin to see improvement, not only in your signature, but in your general writing as well.
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Uses for your Signature

Creating an individual signature can help you as you draft signed agreements with other people at many stages in your life. It can also help you protect yourself from forgery. It is important that your signature looks like you wrote it every time. In case you will need to sign a document twice, or sign an additional document, your signatures may be compared. Practicing your signature until you are comfortable with it will help you write more consistently every time. This way, you will not be mistaken for someone else, since your signatures will both look quite similar, if not the same. By following the steps and tips in this article, you will be able to comfortably and confidently create a signature that reflects you in the best way. If you need additional assistance with writing or designing your signature, make sure to read our other articles.

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See other tutorials on writing and letters: Address an Envelope for an Apology Letter, Fold a Letter, Write an Apology Letter to Your Husband, Write an Apology Letter to Your Boss or Company, Fold a Letter, Address an Envelope for an Apology Letter, Write a Letter of Apology, and Write a Letter of Pleading.

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