Photoshop is a widely known graphics editor developed by Adobe. The biggest advantage of Photoshop is that it can be used by professionals as well as by amateurs. The editor covers the maximum number of users of personal computers and laptops since it is compatible with both Windows and macOS. Everyone, who has at least once tried to use the program knows that you can add text to an image you are wishing to edit. That is why there already are many built-in fonts to choose from. However, if all it is got by default is not enough, you can always expand the number of fonts effortlessly. So if you are wondering how to add fonts to Photoshop, here is what you need to do.
Where do I get the fonts from?
All you need to do if you want to try a new font out is to download it from a public domain of the Internet. Find a website with different fonts that you can get for free. You might as well pay for a font you think is worth it. After you found the desired font, download it on your computer (save it in a place you will not have a hard time finding after, for example in a special folder on your desktop). Most of the time, a font you saved would be in ZIP or RAR archive format. That means you will need to extract it to wherever you want. Photoshop fonts would usually have the extensions like .ttf, .otf, .pfm, .pbf. Once you have opened a font, you should click on the “install” button (you are able to install more than just one font at a time).
If you do not see the “install” button, do not worry and follow these instructions:
1. Click on “Start Menu” button
2. Find Control Panel among main Windows applications
3. Go to “Appearance and Personalization” category and then “Fonts”
4. When you see the list of available fonts, right-click on it and select “Install New Font”
5. Choose a font you have previously downloaded and click OK when you are done.
Downloading and installing a font on macOS
Find a website with Photoshop fonts for macOS using a search engine. Download and save it to a place of convenience. It is important to close all the running applications, especially those where a font will be used. As soon as you are finished with downloading, you can use them again. When you see a font you have downloaded in Font Book, just click “install”. If you want to place a font manually, you have two destinations: /Library/Fonts and /Users/
After you are done with installing a font to Photoshop, just re-open the graphics editor and you are all set to go. There are many websites with unique and interesting fonts to choose from. New ones keep being released regularly, so you will never run out of options. If you get bored of standard fonts and want to try something new, that is as easy as it gets.