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How to install fonts in Photoshop

Looking to spice up your font library? Here’s how to find and install new fonts to use in Photoshop in just a few easy steps. 

The easiest way to add a font to Photoshop (or indeed any Creative Cloud service) is with Adobe Fonts. Here you can find a variety of fonts available for personal and commercial use that will automatically be installed across any and all Creative Cloud apps you use. 

However, there are also plenty of third-party sites that allow you to download unique and popular fonts under various different creative licences and add them to Photoshop. 

Read on to learn how to install fonts with Adobe Fonts, or scroll down to the troubleshooting section of this guide to find out how to download them from other websites. 

What you’ll need: 

  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • A Creative Cloud subscription 

The Short Version 

  1. Go to 
  2. Search for a font or click Browse All Fonts 
  3. Choose a font you like 
  4. Click Activate 1 Font 
  5. Restart Photoshop and the font should be there

How to install fonts in Photoshop

  1. Step

    Go to Adobe Fonts

    You can find it at Adobe Fonts

  2. Step

    Click Browse All Fonts

    Or search for something more specific if you have a font in mind. Adobe Fonts

  3. Step

    Use the search tools to refine what you’re looking for

    You can choose from different languages, styles and properties. Adobe Fonts browse fonts

  4. Step

    Choose a font

    Click on a font you like. Adobe Fonts font

  5. Step

    Click Activate 1 Font in the top right corner

    This will automatically install the font across your Creative Cloud apps. Adobe Fonts install font

  6. Step

    Restart Photoshop

    If you’ve already got Photoshop open, restart it and you should see your font sitting in the font library. Photoshop font search


How to install third-party fonts in Photoshop on a Mac

Head to a font website – such as DaFont or Google Fonts – and choose a font you like. Follow the steps to download the font and locate the file on your Mac. Next, double click on the OTF/TTF file to open Apple’s Font Book app and click Install Font to add it to your Mac’s font library.

How to install third-party fonts in Photoshop on a PC

To install a font from a third-party website on your PC, follow the same steps described to pick and download a font on a Mac. Then right click on the OTF/TTF file and click Install to add the font to your computer.

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