Now there aren’t many reasons as to why you may need to disguise your handwriting, but I bet at some point in your life you may need to. Yes, it feels a little bit cheeky but at the end of the day, whether it’s for a little white lie or your writing an essay, you may be forced to do it.
Writing in a different style can actually be a pretty tough task, especially when you’ve most probably had the same writing style since 5th grade. This blog explains how to disguise your handwriting. Just be aware that when it comes to legal matters and anything important, forgery can be extremely dangerous and can land you in a lot of trouble so I would not recommend doing so, this blog is intended purely for fun.
How To Disguise Your Handwriting?
Even though the task seems hard to do, it’s actually incredibly easy and there are a variety of different ways in which you can change your writing style. Some of these methods may sound simple, but simple works and they would more than likely trick the person reading your work.
1. All Capitals
Writing with all your letters capitalized will more than likely disguise your normal handwriting. People who tend to read your writing are used to your standard lower-case style.
2. Bubble Letters
Bubble letters are a way in which you can make your writing style appear different. Bubble letters are usually used when making posters and advertisements, and the font appears so different from normal handwriting that nobody would have any idea who’s it is.
3. Slanting Writing
Slanting your letters is also a great way to change the appearance of your content. If you were to write your letters on a slight angle your writing would look very different to normal.
4. Using Uneven Surfaces
Not many people would have thought about doing this because quite frankly, it can make your handwriting look pretty messy. However, you could lay your piece of paper on an uneven surface like a piece of wood or on a pillow which would completely change the way it looks.
5. Curl Letters
Curling letters like ‘S’ and ‘R’ will make your font very different from your own and will definitely disguise your writing.
Although this is probably the hardest way of disguising your handwriting, you could compare your writing with somebody else’s on a letter or the internet and try and mimic their writing style. Take your time, but be sure to make the writing look natural.
7. Using Opposite Hand
A method which will probably end up with your writing looking quite scruffy. You won’t be used to using your other hand to write, so the style will look completely different.
8. Using a Stencil
Remember those stencils you used when you were a kid? Why not use one to disguise your handwriting.
9. Squared Writing
Square the letters on lined paper so that they fit within the lines and look different to your norm.
10. Small Lettering/Big Lettering
Writing really small or on the contrary really big will do the trick.
11. Join Letters
Do you remember being taught how to connect your words at lower-school and then stopping it a year or two after? Why not go back to your old ways by making your writing look fancier and different.
12. Use of Different Stationery
Changing to a different pen or pencil will actually make a small impact on how your writing appears.
13. Writing Speed
Altering the speed of writing will most definitely change the appearance of a font.
Why Do People Disguise Handwriting?
Forgery – Many criminal individuals will try and disguise their handwriting as a means of forgery.
School – Disguising your handwriting has been used in schools for decades to mimic their parent’s signatures as well as contributing to school projects. When making projects, change the appearance of your writing if you don’t want somebody to know it’s your work.
Fun – Trialing new styles.
Writing Books – Disguising your handwriting when writing books and novels can be used to add character to your content through physical appearance.
Graffiti – Graffiti tags will be disguised to anonymize the artist.
Private Investigator/Spy – You may find that private investigators or spies may disguise their handwriting in case somebody were to work out that they were part of a case.
How To Spot Fake Handwriting
You may actually be reading this article with the opposite intention and want to know how to spot fake handwriting. Be sure to look out for the above techniques and quirks in handwriting. Also, look out for how much pressure seems to have been put on the page.
Implications of Forgery
According to criminaldefencelawyer.com and the law, it is considered a felony in all fifty states and can be punished with jail time, fines or probation.
Forgery is incredibly dangerous and illegal and runs the risk of prosecution. My article is not intended for the encouragement of illicit activities.