There are so many amazing fonts available online, and I recently learned how to download and install these fantastic fonts to my computer.
Effective web tools that make creating a prettier blog make me so happy.
I want to share how you too can add more fonts to your collection, because its FUN!
I love going to dafont.com to check out their files and files of beautiful fonts. They have them separated into categories like script, basic, gothic, etc…
Talented font artists submit their new fonts to the site, and you can download most of them for free. We love that.
I thought it would be confusing to install a font onto my computer, so that it would always show up when I clicked on my font dropdown menu.
But, guess what? Its easy!
I have prepared a hand holding tutorial for you below as I install the handwritten font, “Cinnamon Cake” onto my computer. I use a MAC OSx, so this tutorial is specifically for MAC users, but I would think much of the information is similar for a windows environment.
STEP #1: First, you will want to go to the website, dafont.com.
STEP#2: Under the Script category, Handwritten subcategory, many choices will pop up for you to peruse. The Cinnamon Cake caught my eye, so I decided to download this one. I am looking for a new font style for my title and tagline for MOTM, and this might just be the ticket.
STEP #3: After clicking on Cinnamon Cake, you will click on the download button as indicated by the orange arrow.
STEP #4: After clicking on Download, the zip file will appear on the bottom bar. You will need to click on the arrow to the right of the zip file, then a dropdown will appear, and you will want to click on open.
STEP #5: You will see your font in your downloads file. From here you will click on the cinnamon_cake (1) file to bring up the other files associated with the download.
STEP #6: Click on the .ttf file.
STEP #7: After clicking on the .ttf file in step 6, this window below will appear with samples of the your new font. In this case, Cinnamon Cake. Simply, click on the “Install Font” button.
STEP #8: You will notice that your new font is now in your computer’s “Font book”. How exciting. 🙂
CINNAMON CAKE is FULLY INSTALLED: In the photo below, you will see I pulled up my textedit program and checked out the fonts to choose from. Cinnamon Cake showed up! It worked.
This is so much fun, and can really spruce up your site or ecards or scrapbooking.
I love it so much, I just had to spruce up a photo of a dafont screenshot with PicMonkey, of course. 🙂
HAVE FUN!! 🙂
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