How to Create a Free Electronic Signature

Updated April 17, 2017

Create a free electronic signature to add a personal touch to e-mails and letters. An electronic signature also can be used to sign legal documents and agreements or to add a formal impression to correspondences. Free programs on the Web can be used to create an electronic signature that is personalised for your own use.

From the home page, click "Proceed." You will be asked to select from the three available options by clicking "Using the signature creation wizard," "Draw a signature straight to the screen," or "Using a scanned image." The scanned image option is the only choice that is not a free option.

If you chose "Using the signature creation wizard," on the following pages, choose the desired font, font size, colours and slope by clicking on a selection for each. After making the selections your signature file will be completed, at which time it will prompt you for further options including tools to animate your signature, download your signature or use your signature by copying the provided HTML code.

If you chose "Draw a signature straight to the screen," on the following page use your mouse or other pointing device to draw your signature directly on the screen. When you are finished, click "Create Signature." A window will appear prompting you to "Open" or "Save" your signature file.

On the home page, enter your name and desired font size.

Choose your desired font colour from the drop-down menu and click “Submit.”

Select a signature and save it to your computer by right-clicking on the image of the signature and selecting “Save Picture As…”

From the Sig Maker page, click on each tab to fill in your desired options. Under "Background Layout," click to select banner size, colour and background options.

Under "Text and Fonts," enter your desired text and click to select the font type, size and colour. Under "Shadows and Effects," select your desired shadow position, offset, colour, text outline and text outline colour.

Under "Border," click a selection to add a border to your signature. Under "Clip Arts/Images," click browse to select an image to add to your signature.

Under "Format," click to select either JPEG, PNG or GIF and click "Download It" to save your completed signature file.


Mozilla's Firefox Web browser is required for Sig Maker. If you do not already have Firefox you can download it for free.

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Kevin Lieberman has been writing professionally since 2007. He has experience as a business consultant for venture capital/investment firms, call centers and collection agencies, specializing in strategic planning, risk assessment, credit/collections and business strategies. Lieberman studied literature at the University of Limerick.