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Font help

 
 
Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 06:16 pm
Does anyone know where to get free fonts, safely?

The font I want is called, I think "death note" but it appears there is another font called "death note" that I don't like as well. Maybe the font I want is really called something else. Here is a link to the font I want (sorry, couldn't copy the photo off to here):

http://modmyi.com/forums/attachments/skinning-themes-discussion/93921d1222888151-death-note-theme-death-note.png

I don't want to download a hundred fonts just to get that one since I don't typically work with text.

Also, if I just wanted to use this font on the first letter of a few words do you know of a more standard font that wouldn't look ridiculous with it?

And, how do I download a font so that it shows up in my photoshop program?

Any help appreciated!



 
Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 06:27 pm
@boomerang,
You can download it from www.fontriver.com/font/death_note
To use fonts that you download, just copy them into your font folder.
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 06:28 pm
@Intrepid,
Thank you!

I'm pretty stupid about this stuff -- how do I copy it into my font folder?
Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 06:32 pm
@boomerang,
Copy through explorer. The fonts will probably be in C:/Windows/Fonts
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 06:34 pm
@Intrepid,

... or just ask Mo to do it for you Wink
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 06:43 pm
@Region Philbis,
Smart ass!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 06:44 pm
@Intrepid,
I found the font folder, and I copied the font from the pop-up deal but when I say "install new font" it says it can't find one.

If I right click it doesn't give me a paste option.

When I drag and drop it says it needs my permission to continue and but when I say "okay" nothing happens.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 06:49 pm
Oh!

There are a bunch of fonts in that folder that don't show up on Photoshop either!

Right now I'm using "Elements" because I just don't tweak stuff enough to spring for the big program. Could that be why?
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:01 pm
GOT IT!

(I think.)

Thanks so much, Intrepid!
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:06 pm
Yay! It works!

Now I just need a good font that works with it.....

Any ideas?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:28 pm
@boomerang,
http://www.fontriver.com/font/psycho/

http://www.fontriver.com/i/maps/psycho_map.png


lots of fun stuff in the gothic tab - I liked a few on page 7
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:31 pm
@ehBeth,
Thank you!

That's a fun font. Very legible -- which is what I was after -- but oddly scary. Perfect! I'll check out that tab and page.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:33 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

GOT IT!

(I think.)

Thanks so much, Intrepid!


You are very welcome.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:35 pm
@boomerang,
there was a something waters one ... have to find it again ... it was nicely scary
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:40 pm
For anyone else in the future wanting help with adding/installing fonts, here's a cut and paste from the MS help library:

Quote:
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.

Notes

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.
Irishk
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:44 pm
@Intrepid,
Intrepid wrote:
You can download it from www.fontriver.com/font/death_note
To use fonts that you download, just copy them into your font folder.


Many thanks for that link! I got a bunch of 'em. Love the names lol...'Selfish Bitch Normal'... Laughing
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:46 pm
http://www.fontriver.com/i/preview.php?font=kolkata_hotelroom&text=script%20%3E%20trash%20%3E%20kolkata%20hotelroom&size=23
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:47 pm
I love dafont:

http://www.dafont.com/

Great for this kind of thing because you can search by category. "Horror," for example:

http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=110

ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:50 pm
Poesie_Noire Font
Category: Script Fonts › Calligraphy Fonts

http://www.fontriver.com/i/previews/poesie_noire.png

http://www.fontriver.com/font/poesie_noire/
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2010 07:50 pm
@ehBeth,
Thanks so much.

Like I said -- I don't really work with text much. I did work in advertising and I always screaming about things being legible but that's about as far as my experience takes me.

I even tried to get out of working with it by visiting the neighborhood scrap-booking store for help today but they didn't have much without flowers and such.

I'm hopeless.

But I at least know what I don't like so that's a start.

I appreciate the help!
 

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