How to Install Fonts in Photoshop

Whether you are working on a project for school or work, you can put in a personalized touch by using different fonts. With Adobe Photoshop, designers and artists choose to use downloaded fonts than pre-installed ones.

Add Fonts to Photoshop on Windows

Installing fonts on your Windows computer has never been this easy. Here is a step-by-step process to install fonts to Photoshop:

  1. Download your desired font in your Windows computer.

    There are options for a free font or a paid one, whichever you want. Look for a font that fits your liking. Download that font and save it on your computer.

  2. View the font by extracting it.

    After saving, right click on the zip file and click Locate the font with the extensions; .pfm, .ttf, .otf, .pbf. in the extracted file.

  3. Install the new font to Photoshop.

    When you’re done locating the file, right click on it and choose if you want to add more than one font.

Important: If you can’t see the option Install, you can go through the Control Panel to manually add the font. Go to the Control Panel in your Windows Computer. Look for Appearance and Personalisation, click on Fonts. Right click on your preferred font and choose Install New Font. Click OK when it’s done.

Add Fonts to Photoshop on Mac

Installing fonts on your Mac is as trouble-free as installing on other operating systems. Just follow these simple steps to add fonts:

  1. Download your preferred font to your computer.

    There is a vast selection of fonts on the internet, just make sure it is supported by Mac.

  2. Prior to installation, close other apps.

    Especially Photoshop, you can start working on it after you install.

  3. Look at the file on Font Book.

    On the downloaded zip folder, look for the files with .otf or .ttf, and double click.

  4. Install the font.

    Check on Font Book if the new font appears, click Install.

Now that you know how to install fonts in Photoshop, you can add more fonts for you to customize your designs. Enjoy!

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