This how-to will walk you through the creation of a digital signature file. Useful for signing documents on the fly and emailing them back and forth, which saves on postage and lessens paper usage.

Make your Mark

You need to start with your signature on a sheet of paper. In the hopes of not being blatantly thiefed of my identity, I have elected to use John Adams as an example.

Scan the Sig

You need some way to get this signature into the computer, an optical scanner is probably your best bet, but in dire circumstances, you could use a digital camera.

Import the Scan to somewhere useful

I prefer to use MS Paint on a Windows machine, but its up to you. On a Mac, I’ve always scanned in Photoshop, but again, your choice.

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By: mrcamuti

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