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How to install fonts in Photoshop

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You found a beautiful ​font for your design and you want to use it in Photoshop. But, you don’t know how to use that font in Photoshop. I have been there. This is why I am writing this tutorial on how to install fonts in Photoshop for you.

I am going to show you how to install fonts in Photoshop that is powered by either macOS or Windows.

Let’s begin

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Install fonts in Photoshop for macOS

Photoshop for macOS shows the fonts that are installed in your macOS Operating System. To use a font in Photoshop, you need to install the font in your macOS first.

Let’s see how we can install a font in macOS.

Step 1: Download the font

Open the site from where you can download the font. Not all sites let you download fonts for free. I am going to download Open Sans font from Font Squirrel.

Open the font and click on the Download TTF button.

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Step 2: Install the font

Generally, when you download a TTF file, it gives you all versions of the font. You can install all the versions you want but I am interested in OpenSans-Regular.ttf version.

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Open the font and click on Install.

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That’s all. Restart Photoshop and you would see the font.

Install fonts in Photoshop for Windows

Photoshop for Windows shows the fonts that are installed in your Windows Operating System. To use a font in Photoshop, you need to install the font in your Windows first.

Let’s see how we can install a font in Windows.

Step 1: Download the font

Open the site from where you can download the font. Not all sites let you download fonts for free. I am going to download Open Sans font from Font Squirrel.

Open the font and click on the Download TTF button.

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Step 2: Install the font

Generally, when you download a TTF file, it gives you all versions of the font. You can install all the versions you want but I am interested in OpenSans-Regular.ttf version.

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Open the font and click on Install.

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That’s all. Restart Photoshop and you would see the font.

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