How to download and install free fonts

How to download and install fonts 

One of the fun things about digital scrapbooking is creating funky and unique titles for your digital scrapbook layouts using the features of your photo editing software.  You can see some examples in my Step by Step Digital Scrapbook  Tutorials.

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Although there are lots of fonts already in your computer’s font library somehow you can’t always seem to find the one that’s just right for the title that you have in mind.

Well you may not know it but there is a world of fonts available on the Internet and many of them are FREE!

So how can you get these free fonts and install them on your computer so that you can access them through Photoshop Elements (or whichever software you use) and even Word or Powerpoint? Well in this video I’ll show you how to download a font from one of the free font sites and how to install it into your computer’s font library so you can easily access it.

The tutorial shows you how to download a font from the Dafont free fonts site but all the other free font sites operate in pretty much the same way.  For a list of free font sites click on the links listed under this video.


You can see a full screen version of this video by clicking on the icon at the bottom right of the video.

Try these sites for free fonts:

And if you have any of your own favorite free font sites that you’d like to recommend to Scraps of Mind readers please share them in the comments below.

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Other digital scrapbooking tutorials you might enjoy:

Digital scrapbooking Tutorials – Create Word Art Yourself

Digital Scrapbook Tutorials – Create a featured area on your photo

How to Digital Scrapbook – From Soup 2 Nuts



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10 Responses to How to download and install free fonts

  1. Jenny Gore March 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Oh thanks for this – good tutorial and good advice… i’ll be giving it a go!

  2. Anne March 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Where did the video go. can’t find it

    • karooch March 7, 2011 at 7:41 am #

      Hi Anne. I’ve had trouble with the embedding of the YouTube video all week. One minute it’s there and the next it’s not. Go figure. Anyway I hope it’s fixed now. I just checked and everything seemed good.

  3. Anne March 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    thank you so much for this video, it worked this time,,,

  4. Vicky March 8, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Hi Karen. Thank you so much for this video and the font site suggestions. I really appreciate it! God bless you always!!! =)

  5. Macy April 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Brilliant Idea. Thanks for the video. I’ve tried getting free downloads but I can’t. I hope this would work for me.

  6. Margaret Hiltz July 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    This is the best site…kind, caring, informative and gives so many free goodies also very safe, love it, mahiltz

    • karooch July 6, 2011 at 10:09 am #

      Thank you Margaret. What a lovely thing to say. I really appreciate it.


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