Signature Image: How To Make Yours For Free (2024)

You can create a signature image by writing it down and taking a picture. Alternatively, use SignHouse to generate it online.
Last updated on:
April 29, 2024
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This guide teaches you how to make an image of your signature — which you can then use to electronically sign documents.

It’s very simple.

How to Make an Image of Your Signature

  1. Open our signature generator (linked below);
  2. Create your signature image: upload, type, draw;
  3. Download the signature;

That is just the short way to answer your question — now, let’s explore each step individually

1. Open our Signature Maker

Find it above or here:

How to make an electronic signature
  • Draw or Type your signature.

At the top of the page, you’re going to notice the ‘Draw’ and ‘Type’ buttons. Click them to switch from one to another.

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

2. Make your Signature Image

a. Draw your signature image

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

How to create an eSignature
  • Make your signature.
  • Change the width of the angle.
  • Select a colour of your preference in the bottom-right side.
  • Click the “Download your eSignature” button.

Then, our system will download your signature as an image.

b. Type your signature image

How to type an electronic signature
  • Switch to “Type at the top
  • Write your signature
  • Select a font → Handwritten or San Serif

The previews help you find the best font for your preference.

3. Download the Picture

How to save an electronic signature

After that, use it for whatever purpose you need it.

The most popular use case is eSigning PDF documents.

4. Sign Documents

  • Upload a document
  • Select the Signature Block from the left
  • Drag & Drop it on the document
  • Save (optional: send for signing)
  1. If you’ve already created your signature image: It will be there and you can just drag and drop it on the file.
  2. If not: You’ll first have to design it and then put it on the file.
How to add signature image to a document

Drag and drop it on the document → Save (“Sign and download”).

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

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 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!