December 24, 2020

How to add beautiful font types to Adobe Photoshop



One of my most popular posts I have ever written on this blog is a post on how to add more font types to a free image editing program called Photoscape. While this is great to use when you are not in a position to spend money on this kind of software I am currently mostly using Adobe Photoshop CC for creating my designs and editing photos. It is such a versatile program with so many ways to bring out creativity that I still haven't discovered every asset of it. The one thing I learned how to do early on is to add more font types to Photoshop.


Adobe Photoshop, and I am talking about the full version here. So think Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CC (which stands for Creative Cloud). This software comes with quite a few font options already. But hey, we designers always want more, don't we? So how can you add beautiful calligraphy and brush fonts to spice up your designs? Let's look at it step-by-step, it is actually quite simple.


STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD A FONT TYPE YOU LOVE

You can always find beautiful fonts on designer websites like Creative Market. They are not free, but most of them allow commercial use. But in case it is just a personal project there are a lot of websites that share free font types. And my favorite one is BeFonts, just because they have the most amazing brush and calligraphy fonts. So for this tutorial I have selected this font: Ameliya.

 



Download the font file to your computer or laptop. If it came in a zip-file, first take the font file out of the zip-file. The font file should have a .ttf or .otf extension.


STEP 2 -  INSTALL YOUR FONT FILE IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

The only thing you have to do now to install it in your Adobe Photoshop software is:

- couble click on the font file

- a popup screen will appear (see image below)

- click on the install button on the popup screen

- and done! When you open your Photoshop now, the font type will be in your font type list

 


 

WHERE TO FIND FREE FONTS?

As I mentioned before, my absolute favorite is BeFonts, but there are so many other websites that offer free fonts. Amongst them are:

- Fontsquirrel

- Dafont

- 1001 Free Fonts


Now go ahead and try it out for yourself!

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