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post #1 of 12
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Please can someone explain to me in idiot language where I need to put fonts when I download them?

I`ve found a great site with some really amazing fonts that I want to use in Photoshop but I don`t understand where I need to put them
post #2 of 12
They go in Windows, and then the sub folder "Fonts"
post #3 of 12
What version of Windows do you have? If it's before Vista, exactly what Hope said. If it's Vista, in your Start Menu, go to Control Panel, Fonts. Then Right Click and choose Install New Font. Direct that to where you have stored your downloaded fonts (may be your Desktop or Download Folder) and it will install it.

If you have a Mac, I have no idea!
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post

If you have a Mac, I have no idea!
the new Macs [like mine] also have a fonts folder... if you have a Mac, let me know & i'll figure out where it is [haven't needed to find it on this one, yet!].
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
What version of Windows do you have? If it's before Vista, exactly what Hope said. If it's Vista, in your Start Menu, go to Control Panel, Fonts. Then Right Click and choose Install New Font. Direct that to where you have stored your downloaded fonts (may be your Desktop or Download Folder) and it will install it.

If you have a Mac, I have no idea!
Yes, I have XP, I haven't seen Vista yet. Glad I don't have Vista.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
What version of Windows do you have? If it's before Vista, exactly what Hope said. If it's Vista, in your Start Menu, go to Control Panel, Fonts. Then Right Click and choose Install New Font. Direct that to where you have stored your downloaded fonts (may be your Desktop or Download Folder) and it will install it.

If you have a Mac, I have no idea!
Thanks guys!

Yep I have Vista, That would explain why they were disappearing I think I`ve got the hang of it but does it matter where I store them until I install them? I managed to install one last night after hunting around for ages in my Public documents
post #7 of 12
I keep a photoshop folder on my desktop where I have subfolders for brushes / fonts / textures / whatever else. If I happen to see something I like I download them to my photoshop folder and then just install when I feel like it
As long as it is installed it will have the font file in the fonts folder and you can delete the zip and font file you downloaded
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
I keep a photoshop folder on my desktop where I have subfolders for brushes / fonts / textures / whatever else. If I happen to see something I like I download them to my photoshop folder and then just install when I feel like it
As long as it is installed it will have the font file in the fonts folder and you can delete the zip and font file you downloaded
Ahhh, I get it I think I just need to get more organised As if it wasn`t bad enough having a brush addiction, now it`s fonts as well
post #9 of 12
I got bored of downloading them once that I paid $6 for a 1400 font download pack
post #10 of 12
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I got bored of downloading them once that I paid $6 for a 1400 font download pack
Yeah, I saw one that was $16 I think. Good job I haven`t got any spare money in the bank
post #11 of 12
I tend to not install fonts to the font folder. The more stuff you put into the Windows folder, the more sluggish your system gets.

What I tend to do is store fonts that I like in a folder on one of my external hard drives. Then use a font viewer such as Printer's Apprentice in order to view those fonts. When I see a font I want to use in one of my graphics, I simply double click on it and it opens. I minimize it to my tool bar. I can then use the drop down font menu in my graphic program to access the font and use it, all without having it installed in my Windows Systems folder.

When I'm done, I simply close the font window just like I would any other window that I had open.
post #12 of 12
I dont find that they make my computer sluggish and I have loads of fonts installed
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