(2023) How To Create A Signature Image

Turn your handwritten signature into an image that you can use for virtual documents: Upload picture, draw, use text, or import your eSignature.
(2023) How To Create A Signature Image
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July 9, 2023
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Everything is digital nowadays — including signatures, which are now turned quickly into electronic signatures with tools like SignHouse.

If you want to create a signature image and further sign documents online, this is the place to be in.

By the end of this guide, you're going to know everything about creating a signature image, including a transparent signature.

Let's get at it!

How to create a signature image

  1. Open our signature generator (linked below);
  2. Design your signature image: upload, type, draw;
  3. Download the signature;
  4. Optional: Upload and eSign documents.

Now that was just the short way to answer your question.

Let's now take you through every step of our guide on how to create a signature image so as to make sure there's no confusion.

1. Open our signature generator

The first step is to open our signature image generator which lets you create your very own eSignature: https://lets.usesignhouse.com/external-signature.

How to make an electronic signature

Once you're, feel free to either draw or type your signature.

At the top of the page, you're going to notice the 'Draw' and 'Type' buttons. Click on them to switch from typing to drawing your signature image.

Pro Tip: Signature images don't have to be written in cursive. Not necessarily!

2. Upload, type, or draw your signature

This is the part you came here for: make a signature image online, either by drawing it, using text with handwritten font, or uploading a signature that already exists.

Let's take you through each way and show you all of the features.

a. Draw your signature image

Create your signature image by drawing it with any of your devices.

No need to have a special pen or anything — our signature generator is designed to create smooth lines even for mouse/touchpad users.

How to create an eSignature

Customize the width of the ink and the angle at which your signature is with the two sliders, and then select a colour of your own preference in the bottom-right side.

When you're done drawing your signature image, click the "Download your eSignature" button. Then, our system will download your signature as an image.

That's it for this method! Let's go to the next one.

b. Type your signature image

If you want to write your signature image, there's also this option. From the signature generator, click the "Type" button and simply spell your signature.

How to type an electronic signature

When typing your signature, there will be many previews with different fonts that you can use for your eSignature.

Switch from handwritten fonts to San Seriff fonts until you find the right one for your signature image. Pick your favourite!

3. Download the image

When you're done designing your signature, you can save it as an image — the reason why you came here.

How to save an electronic signature

After that, use it for whatever purpose you need it. The most popular use case for signature images is eSigning PDF documents.

4. Add signature image to documents

As previously said, this step is optional if you're here just to create your signature. If you want to, feel free to add your eSignature to an document with us.

First of all, upload the document that you want to sign in the box below.

After that, you will see the PDF editor opening with a live preview of your document. From the left side of the screen, go ahead and select the signature box.

If you've already created your signature image, it will be there and you can just drag and drop it on the file. If not, you'll first have to design it and then put it on the file.

How to add signature image to a document

Simply drag and drop your signature from the left side of the screen on top of the file. When you're done, apply changes and download the eSigned document.

The document you're seeing above is our Graphic Design Contract Template, which is 100% free to use for everybody.

How to create a transparent signature image?

Create your own transparent signature image (without any background colour) in these simple steps:

  1. Go to SignHouse's signature generator;
  2. Design it: Upload, Draw, Type;
  3. Download your transparent signature image.

Know that our electronic signature images have no background colour, which means that you can safely apply them on top of any document.

How do I create a PNG image for my signature?

You can make a PNG image for your signature, so one without a background, like so:

  1. Open our signature generator;
  2. Design yours: Upload, Draw, or Type;
  3. Download the PNG image signature.

Transparent signatures are the same as PNG image signatures — they don't have any background colour, and it's just the ink of your signature that makes the image.


How do I convert an image to digital signature?

Convert any image into a digital signature: Open our signature generator > Upload your picture > Download the new digital signature of your image.

How do I save a signature as a picture?

Save your signature as a picture like so:

  1. Write your signature on a piece of paper;
  2. Take a well-lit picture of the signature;'
  3. Open our signature generator;
  4. Upload the picture of your signature;
  5. Import your signature;
  6. Download it as a picture.

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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!