How To Create An Electronic Signature (Free, 2023)

Create your electronic signature on this page by drawing or using text. Alternatively, write down your signature, take a picture of it, and upload it to your computer.
How To Create An Electronic Signature (Free, 2023)
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July 9, 2023
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Looking to get an electronic signature and use it for online documents?

By the end of this post, you're going to learn how to create an eSignature for free, using any of your devices.

In fact, we're going to help you make your electronic signature on this very page. So, by the end of this guide, you'll leave the page with your new eSignature.

After creating your signature, you can also add it to PDF documents in seconds.

Oh, and did we mention that it's free? No need to pay anything here.

Can I create an electronic signature?

You can create an electronic signature on this page by drawing your signature, using text with handwritten fonts (+8000 combinations), or uploading a picture of your written signature. Note that all eSignatures made with us is 100% legally binding.

After finishing your electronic signature, click "Download your eSignature". You can then leave the page with your electronic signature, or you can to sign a document.

Now, let's check out the detailed guide on how to create an eSignature.

How to generate an electronic signature

Generate an electronic signature with SignHouse on this page by drawing, using text with custom fonts, or uploading a picture of your handwritten signature. Also upload a document and insert your signature for free, in just about 10 seconds.

Follow these 4 steps to generate your electronic signature:

  1. Scroll to the eSignature maker below this list.
  2. Choose how to create your signature: draw or type.
  3. Click Download your eSignature when ready.
  4. Optional: Upload a document and insert your signature.

With SignHouse, it's 100% free and quick to use the online signature generator.

Now, let's go through each step into detail.

1. Open the signature maker

First of all, go to SignHouse's electronic signature maker through to the following link:

How to make an electronic signature

This is our page where you can start designing the electronic signature.

2. Design your eSignature

Now's the most fun part! You can choose to either draw your electronic signature, type it, as well as to modify it according to your taste.

2.1. Drawing the eSignature

Feel free to draw your signature on any device. The platform is user-friendly for mouses, pens, as well as fingers in case you're on a mobile device.

How to create an eSignature

Using the buttons all over the page, you can customise the width, angle or colour of your eSignature.

Curious to see if your eSignature has to be written in cursive? The short answer is that it isn't mandatory to write them like that.

2.2. Typing the eSignature

If you want to use text for your electronic signature, know that you can type it and then customise the font of the text.

To type your signature, simply head to the "Type" section at the top of the page. When opening the eSignature maker, you're automatically on the "Draw" section.

How to type an electronic signature

After typing your signature, you will see a preview of different handwritten fonts. Simply click "Select this eSignature" on the font that you like most.

You can also use San Seriff fonts for your eSignature. To get there, click the button in the upper left side of the page (see the image above).

Pro Tip: A signature doesn't have to be your full name. It can be whatever you like to represent your name on a document!

3. Download it

The last step is to click the "Download your eSignature" button in the bottom-right corner of the page (for both drawn & typed signatures).

How to save an electronic signature

You can choose to simply download your signature or to join SignHouse and have access to various other tools such as eSigning PDF documents. It's free!

That's it, you've just learned how to create an electronic signature and download it against no charge. Thank you for stopping by!


How can I create a signature?‍

You can use SignHouse's signature generator, which is 100% free. You can choose between:

  1. Hand-drawing your signature.

    (This works better with a touchpad, tablet, smartphone or even a drawing tablet.)

  2. Choose from one of our carefully-curated fonts that mimic handwriting.

At the end, our Signature generator will put out a transparent-background signature that is ready to be uploaded.

A transparent-background signature works best, as that probably means you can use it in one of those rare situations where you either have a non-white background, or, on a white-background document, you still want the elements under the signature to be visible (e.g. a dotted line).

SignHouse's signature generator puts out transparent-background signatures! 

How do I create an electronic signature for legal documents?

At SignHouse, you can make an electronic signature for free by uploading a picture of it, drawing your signature, or using text with handwritten font.

It's 100% free! 

Are your electronic signatures legal?

Our signatures are 100% legally binding, as SignHouse is built around US and International Laws concerning digital signatures. SignHouse eSignatures are on par with paper signatures, from a legal point of view!

Signing papers digitally started being equal to physical, handwritten signatures in the U.S. eSignature Act of 2000 (U.S. Federal Act) + the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA). As a consequence, laws in other countries have followed suit. SignHouse is built around these laws.

Can an electronic signature be added to a PDF form?

Yes! To do so, follow this process:

  1. Upload the PDF form to SignHouse;
  2. Turn your handwritten signature into an electronic one (free);
  3. Simply put it on the PDF form.

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Ch David is the co-founder of SignHouse. David is here to help the product development team expand the capabilities of ultimate eSignature maker for all your needs. Join David and the SignHouse team in stepping up electronic signatures!