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How do you load a new font into Photoshop CS?

Nikki Wolfe , Oct 02, 2005; 01:57 p.m.

I have all kinds of great new fonts saved to my desktop, but do not know how to load them into Photoshop CS. Can someone kindly explain.



Dan N , Oct 02, 2005; 02:47 p.m.

You use a fonts management software such as Extensis Suitcase or similar to select, preview and load the font you want to use. It can even scan for corrupted fonts to prevent systems crash. The loaded fonts will be shared with other applications, not only Photoshop. It's not a good idea to load all the fonts in the System and just use a few, it will slow down your computer, or even crash.

Walter Burton , Oct 02, 2005; 04:46 p.m.

Are you on Windows? Are they TrueType fonts? If so, you shouldn't need any special font management software. Right-click the TTF file(s) and select "Install." The next time you run PS, they'll be there.

dean matsueda , Oct 02, 2005; 05:58 p.m.

Yes, you don't need any third-party font-management software to install fonts but it really helps if you have hundreds of them.

What operating system are you using? In MacOS X, they can go into several places but would recommend putting them into: /Users/$your-user-name/Library/Fonts

MacOS 9: System Folder ---> Fonts

Windows 2000 + XP: Go to Control Panel ---> Fonts ...and then File ---> Install new fonts

Darren Carlin , Oct 02, 2005; 06:34 p.m.

I had the same problem only a little while ago heres how I did it (assuming your on windows) Go to:

Program files> common files> adobe> fonts>

Then just drag and drop the fonts in there and start up photoshop and your set hope that helps

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