How To Add Fonts to Photoshop

Adding fonts to Photoshop is a great way to make your designs more unique and personalized. There are many free fonts available online, but some of them can be difficult to find. This article will show you how to add new fonts into Photoshop so that you can get started with customizing your design.

Research Available Fonts From the Internet

You can find fonts in a variety of places. Some fonts are pre-installed, while others must be downloaded or purchased from another source. It is essential when downloading and installing new fonts that you check the terms carefully before installation so as not to break any copyright laws

There may also be license agreements that govern how you can use them. Ensure that the site you are downloading from is reputable, and be very careful with the size of downloads as these can sometimes contain viruses.

Download the Fonts

Download a font from the Internet by clicking on it. This is very easy to do and does not take long at all. If you have any problems, ask someone for help or use Google’s search engine. After finding your desired font, click on it, which will then cause an installation box to appear that says, “install now.” 

Click on that, and you will then download the font onto your computer. Once that is finished, it will ask you if you want to use the font with either Photoshop or Word. Select both and click “ok” on your keyboard. Then restart Photoshop for the changes to take effect.

Extract the Font File

If the font file is in a Zip, WinRAR or SevenZip archive file, you will need to extract it first. You can do this by using an application like Unzip Archiver, which has options for opening files that you can compress into one – simply select Extract All Files from the toolbar menu and choose where you want the extracted files to end up.

When you finish the extraction, you’ll find that folders inside this archive file have names like _MACOS, FONTS for WINDOWS – browse into these and look for your font files. If it isn’t in any of those, then extract everything from the main folder as well. You can then drag and drop the font file into Photoshop.

Install the Extracted Fonts

Right-clicking and selecting install is the first step to installing a font on your computer. After doing this, a window will pop up asking if you would like to install the font. Once installed, it will show in your “Fonts” folder in Photoshop.

Once you install it, close out of that box and open your photo editing software again. You should see an icon for Font Book or a similar program where all your fonts are stored so you can access them quickly. To begin using the new font, search through your list until you find what you need. There may be several options to experiment with different ones until something works well on your picture. Now try some other designs with these awesome fonts.

To Use the New Font, Restart Photoshop 

This is a quick and easy way to add fonts to Photoshop without having to purchase them. You can do this by pressing “Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Esc” simultaneously. It is not the same as opening Task Manager. You will then see an option that says, “Restart”. Click on this to restart Photoshop and any other applications where you wish to use your new font. 

If it does not work, close your program(s) manually, open task manager > processes tab > look for photoshop or whichever program you are using along with others that have a lot of paged memory allocated. Right-click on all these programs so there’s no space between them and select set affinity. Allow Windows to choose the processor affinities again and start each application one at a time until they are all opened.

After this, restart your computer and reopen Photoshop or any other program where you wish to use the new font. Please remember that this method will not work if your Photoshop or other programs are already open when you start the process (it won’t let you restart). So, make sure they’re closed.

Your Fonts are Ready for Use

Now that you have your new font installed, you want to use it in your photoshop projects. All you have to do is open up a new Photoshop project, then go into the font family section of your text tool. You can either type out what it says in the name column or click on the arrow next to each option and select from a list of fonts that appear. 

As soon as you pick one, it will become your default unless you change it in the future. Then, you can start using it right away in Photoshop!


In conclusion, it is possible to add custom fonts to Photoshop. It’s not hard to do, and it’s beneficial for many different types of projects. By following the steps above, anyone can start using custom fonts in Photoshop with ease!