(2024) GUIDE: How To Create An Electronic Signature

Create your electronic signature online: Open our signature maker > Select: Draw or Type > Make your eSignature > Download it for free.
Last updated on:
April 29, 2024
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This is the simplest guide on how to make an electronic signature.

It’s free and super easy.

Create your Electronic Signature

  1. Scroll to the eSignature maker below this list.
  2. Select Draw or Type > Create it.
  3. Click Download your eSignature when ready.

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

1. Get a Signature Maker

First of all, go to SignHouse’s electronic signature maker through to the following link: https://lets.usesignhouse.com/external-signature.

How to make an electronic signature

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

2. Design your eSignature

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

To type your signature, simply head to the “Type” section.

How to type an electronic signature
  • Draw your signature.
  • Then, you’ll 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.

3. Download it

Click the “Download your eSignature” button.

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!


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.

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! 

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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!