Installing everything from scratch on a brand-new computer is time-consuming and sometimes quite frustrating – but also a good learning curve. We accumulate many items over time and all these have to be transferred in one way or another – and the question I just had to solve was ‘How to instal fonts on CS5 on 64bit’… as my old system ran on 32bit and the Font folder was under Windows (…if I remember correctly). As the setup is different now, where the heck do all those fonts go?How to instal fonts on CS5 on 64bit
Once you know how to instal fonts on CS5 on 64bit it’s real easy!
As I had saved all my professional fonts in a folder that I had imported into a font folder on my new system, all I need to do is find the ttf file (standing for true type font) or the otf file (standing for open type font), right-click and ‘instal’.
That’s it! Go check the fonts on your Photoshop… and if it’s open, you may have to close it first and reopen it. All will be there and ready for you to use and design great stuff!
And to answer the question of where the fonts actually go now, it’s under “Appearance & Personalization” in the Control Panel. Normally, you download fonts as a zip file that you want to unzip and then navigate to the files as per above.Fonts for free download
Where do you find many great fonts for free download?
Simply go to dafont.com and select what you like.
Buy a good font
Once you work really professionally with fonts and especially if you prepare material for printing – say for a customer -, consider to select and buy a good font. While it may be costly in the beginning, it will pay off over time and simply gives you the professional look.
Remember: even on the internet you get what you pay for.