If you want to know how to add a font in Photoshop, you will need to choose one of two different methods. The option you choose depends on what you need the font for.
For example, if you want your fonts to be added to all Adobe applications, you can use Adobe Creative Cloud Otherwise, you can install the fonts locally for use in all applications.
Below we will explain both methods and give some tips on how to find different fonts on the Internet.
Add a font to Photoshop through Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud has a feature that lets you download and add fonts to Photoshop directly using your Adobe account. The advantage of this is that you will be able to access your new fonts across all Adobe apps on all devices.
- First you need to open Adobe Creative Cloud You also need an active subscription to one of the Adobe applications, such as Photoshop. If you don’t have Adobe Creative Cloud or are using an older version of Photoshop, skip to the next section. If you have a subscription, Adobe Creative Cloud provides free access to fonts for both commercial and personal use
- When signed in to Adobe Creative Cloud, click the italicized F logo in the upper-right corner of the interface. Once downloaded, click Adobe Fonts, then click Browse All Fonts.
- This will take you to a web page in your browser where you can search for fonts and font families. If you like the font, click View Family. On the next page, you will have the option to activate fonts, which will activate all fonts in that family.
- You can also scroll down and click the slider for each font in that family to add them manually.
- After activating the font, you will see the message: Font Activation Successful. To find new fonts, simply open Photoshop and you’ll find them in the font list when using the text tool.
Add a font to Photoshop without Adobe Creative Cloud
If you want to add fonts to Photoshop without Adobe Creative Cloud, you first need to find these fonts online. Then you can download them and install them easily by following the instructions below.
First, take a close look at the licenses available for any fonts you download online. While some fonts are free to download, you are free to use them for personal use only. Font creators often have a paid license for commercial use.
If you are looking for free fonts for commercial use, you can try Google Fonts All google fonts here are open source. Plus, DaFont can be a great place to find a larger selection of fonts for free personal use. We also have a great article on 8 Safe Sites to find more fonts.
- When downloading a font, in most cases you will receive a .zip file. Extract the font to a new folder, then highlight all the font types you want to install. Then right-click and select Install.
Note. On a Mac, the process is similar. Just unzip the zip file and double click the extracted font files and you will have the option to install it into the Font Book.
- Once the font is installed, you can find it in Photoshop. If you don’t see it, try restarting Photoshop again. The great thing about installing fonts using this method is that you’ll also find them in any other word processing applications you use, including Microsoft Office.
The biggest disadvantage of this approach is that your fonts will only be installed locally on your computer. This means you will need to reinstall them on other devices if you want to continue using them elsewhere.
How to manage your fonts
You can manage your fonts through Adobe Creative Cloud or locally on your PC or Mac. This can be useful if you want to remove unused fonts or check if a font is installed correctly.
How to manage Adobe Creative Cloud fonts:
- Open Adobe Creative Cloud
- Click the italic F icon in the upper right corner.
- Click Adobe Fonts.
- Click the name of each font to enable or disable it.
Please note that these fonts will only work in Adobe apps for which you have an active subscription.
How to manage Windows 10 fonts:
- Press the Windows key. Li>
- Enter the fonts.
- Click Font Settings.
All installed fonts will appear here. Click each font to remove it, change the default settings, or view it. If the font does not appear here, you probably installed it incorrectly.
How to manage Mac fonts:
- Open Launchpad
- Search for a font book.
- Click a font book in the search results to open it.
In Font Book, all installed fonts can be viewed, previewed and uninstalled here. If you don’t see the recently installed font, you may not have installed it properly.
We hope this tutorial helped you add fonts to Photoshop or remove fonts from your system. If you need more help, you can contact us by leaving a comment below.