This tutorial is a simple guide to installing fonts in Windows XP.
All of us who do GFX know, the default Windows Fonts suck. If you plan on going anywhere with your GFX, you've got to have some awesome fonts to go along with it. The question is, how do you install them?
The answer is simple. Let's start at the beginning.
1. Download. Can't install something you don't have, right? 1001 Free Fonts
is a good, free font resource. Just choose the one you want, download the Windows Version, and you're set for this step.
2. Unzipping. Most files will come in a nice little zip file. Windows comes with a program to unzip these files, but you're better off with a real program like WinZip
. So, either way, you need to open the zip file. Once you have it open, look for the file with a .ttf extension. Drag-and-Drop it to your desktop.
3. Installation. Open My Computer>C:\Windows\Fonts. Simply Drag and Drop the font file into your Fonts directory. A small console called 'Install Font Pregress' should appear momentarily, then disappear.
4. Test. Open Photoshop, or another program. Click on the text tool, then scroll down the font selection. You should see your newly installed font in that menu.
That's it! Easy, huh?