How to Import Fonts Into Photoshop


With more than 10,000 free fonts available online, many Photoshop users opt to customize their fonts to enhance their graphic creations. Importing fonts into Photoshop is an easy task to complete in any operating system. The imported fonts have to be installed to your computer's hard drive so they can be readable in programs and applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and the computer's desktop publishing programs.

Things You'll Need

  • Font download file
  • .ZIP file extractor
  • Download a custom font from one of several free sites. Those sites include,, and

  • Double-click the font download you want. Select the "Save" action in the pop-up window.

  • Store the font download file on the desktop screen by clicking the "Desktop" tab in the left pane of the Explorer window. Click the "Save" button in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  • Locate the font file's new icon on the desktop screen, and right-click over it. Select the "Install" action in the pop-up menu.

  • Click the Adobe Photoshop desktop icon to open the program. When Photoshop opens, it will be updated with the imported font.

Tips & Warnings

  • Although creating a folder for your fonts isn't required, it's a good way to keep them organized. It will make it easier to find your files when you prepare to unzip and import them into Photoshop.
  • Installing fonts on a MAC OS is not much different. Access the font file's location on the computer, double-click the font icon, then select the "Install" action.
  • Close Adobe Photoshop before importing any fonts.
  • Most font files come compressed as .ZIP files. These files must be unzipped before you attempt to install the font to the computer. If you do not have a .ZIP file extraction application, download one for free at

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