Step 1: Download your Prefered Fonts from the Internet
To download new fonts, you can simply search for “free fonts” online, then just click on “download” to have the ones you like transferred to your computer.
There’s no shortage of options either, as you’ll find hundreds of sites offering fonts online. Most of the time, the first page of your search will show a lot of safe options.
The easiest place to save all your downloaded fonts is in a folder on your desktop for quick access. But this isn’t very important and you can save the font anywhere you want as long as you know which folder has the downloaded fonts.
Alternatively, you have the option to buy CDs of fonts from any computer store.
If you decide to use fonts from a CD, extract and save them to the ‘Fonts’ folder in the ‘Control Panel’. Otherwise, they won't be available to use in Photoshop.
Step 2: Open a Window to Extract and View the Fonts
You can install fonts on any Windows version, even if you’re using an outdated version, such as Windows XP, that’s no longer supported or receives updates.
If the fonts are in a zip file, right-click on one of the files and choose extract. Then find the font itself in the extracted folder by looking at the extensions (the “.” after the file’s name).
Photoshop fonts usually come with the extensions below:
Step 3: Install the New Font
To install the new font, right-click on the font and choose “Install”. If you can see this option available, then you’re done and everything will be installed. You can also Ctr-Click or Shift-Click to select and install more than one fone at the same time.
However, if you can’t find the “install” option, you’ll have to use the Control Panel to add your new fonts. Some PCs just won’t allow the straightforward install, but luckily, it’s still easy to add a new font via Control Panel, and here’s how:
1. Click on the Start Menu, then click on ‘Control Panel’.
2. Click on ‘Appearance and Personalization’ (skip this step in Windows XP).
4. Right-click on the list of fonts and choose ‘Install New Font’. (In Windows XP, you’ll find this under ‘File’).
5. Select the fonts you want and click ‘OK’ once done.