Tue 2 Dec, 2008 04:08 pm
I downloaded a font that I want to use in Photoshop. How do I move it from my download file to the Photoshop program?
Is it a TrueType font? If so, and if you have XP, go to Control Panel, then click on the Fonts icon. Under File, click on the Install New Font item and follow the instructions.
What operating system? What type of font?
TrueType fonts should work on Windows if you copy it to c:\windows\fonts and reboot.
I don't see a "fonts" icon....
Here's what the Help utility on my PC says:
To add a new font to your computer
Open Fonts in Control Panel.
On the File menu, click Install New Font.
In Drives, click the drive you want.
In Folders, double-click the folder that contains the fonts you want to add.
In List of fonts, click the font you want to add, and then click OK.
To add all of the listed fonts, click Select All, and then click OK.
To open Fonts, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Fonts.
To select more than one font to add, hold down the CTRL key, and then click each of the fonts you want to add.
You can also drag OpenType, TrueType, Type 1, and raster fonts from another location to add them to the Fonts folder. This works only if the font is not already in the Fonts folder.
To add fonts from a network drive without using disk space on your computer, make sure that the Copy fonts to Fonts folder check box, in the Add Fonts dialog box, is clear. This is available only when you install OpenType, TrueType, or raster fonts using the Install New Font option on the File menu.
Which operating system are you using?
Make sure you're looking in "control panel".
I found "fonts" in the control panel! It's under "appearance and personalization". But all the fonts listed there aren't available in Photoshop anyway. I only need this font in Photoshop. It's for a special project I'm doing for someone.
Anyway.... I don't know what operating system I'm using.
I went to the control panel and searched "font" and it took me to a screen asking if I wanted to install a font so I clicked yes and then it just opened the font files......
Since we don't know if you have a Mac or a PC and if a PC if you are using the Windows XP or Vista operating system, I can't get very specific.
Here's a link that offers instructions for installing fonts for use in Photoshop on both the PC and a Mac. These instructions are for XP and both recent versions of the MAC operating system. They were written in 2005 so they do not address the Vista operating system. I'll look around for some info on the Vista operating system. I can't help you with it. Have yet to see it but know it is very different from the standard Windows OS systems.
Thanks Butrflynet! I'm going to print out those instructions and give it a try.
I appreciate your help!
And your help too, DrewDad.
Since you don't know which operating sytem you are using I might suggest staying away from anything this dangerous!
Oh! Shut up, already!
So I don't know from what, re: computers. Big deal. Ya wanna wrestle?