How to Add and Select Font in Cricut Design Space
Posted by Delia Ivanoff on
Where Can I Find Fonts to Use in Cricut Design Space?
1. There are plenty of ready to use fonts in Design Space. Many require a subscription to Cricut Access or a per use payment. Those are marked with a green "a." If you use one of the marked fonts and you're not a Cricut Access subscriber, you pay when you save your project that used the font.
2. There are more fonts available for purchase in various website locations, such as Fontbundles.net and CreativeFabrica.com. Most paid fonts can be used for commercial products.
3. There are free fonts that you can also download from certain sites, such as dafont.com, many of which are for personal use only.
Fonts found, now what?
It's easy, but not so fast! Let's go step-by-step here.
Step 1 - Download Font Files
Download the font from your source, where you bought them or where you got them for Free! Just click download.
Step 2 - Find the downloaded font file
Downloaded! But where did it go? Check your download folder! Your download folder will look different if you're using a tablet or a phone.
Notice that most files come as compressed files because these files can take up a lot of disk space. Compressed files cannot be used as is, they have to be unzipped!
Step 3 - Unzip the file
Because the files you got from your source came as a compressed files, unzip so that they can be in usable format. In Windows computers, this is done using the Extract all tool. Click on that!
It will take you to this new window. It gives you the option to save the Extracted file in the same Download folder, or Browse to specify another folder. I like saving my extracted file in my File folders specifically labeled as that Font. Click the Extract button on the bottom of the window.
Step 4 - Select the Font file
You will have two choices of which font type to install: True Type Font (.ttf) and Open Type Font (.otf). TrueType Font (.ttf) is a standard for digital type fonts that was developed by Apple and licensed to Microsoft. Open Type Font (.otf) is a new standard for digital fonts, developed jointly by Adobe and Microsoft. It can be used on both Macintosh and Windows platforms without conversion. OpenType fonts are more versatile because they contain more glyphs, support more languages (uses the Unicode standard for character encoding), and support rich typographic features such as small caps, old style figures, and ligatures in a single font. Choose this!
Step 5 - Install the Font
Click on Install or Install for all Users. I select Install for all Users which enables me to use the font in other programs, like Inkscape.
Step 5 - Use the font in Cricut Design Space
Now that the new font has been installed into your computer, be sure to re-start Cricut Design Space. In Cricut Design Space, start by typing your text. Notice that the font will default to the latest font used.
Click on your text box. Find and select the font you just installed using the drop down menu. The font will be applied to all the text within the text box.
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