How to Download and Install Fonts

There have been several people who have asked me to show how to add text to pictures easily.

It begins with the FONT.

There are so many places to download great fonts like:

How to download and install fonts on your computer { } #fonts

How to Download and Install Fonts:

To download a font, go to one of these websites and download the fonts you like. For the Temple Blocks, I downloaded the SCRIPTINA font on Press DOWNLOAD. Put it in a file you that you will remember like a FONTS file on your Desktop so it’s easily found. (To do that, create the folder before you download the font).

Open the font after it is saved, select the font file and double-click (or press EXTRACT).

From there you will press INTSALL once the font shows up OR you will go to your CONTROL PANEL, and open the FONTS FOLDER. Depending on your computer, you can go to FILE and then to INSTALL NEW FONT or just right click in the folder and press INSTALL NEW FONT.

Find your font depending on where you saved it, SELECT it (or select several if you downloaded more than one font), and it should appear under LIST OF FONTS.
Select those and press INSTALL.

You should be set now. :)

Now, you need to download a picture editing program.
Google’s free program is PICASA, which can be downloaded HERE.

Once Picasa is downloaded and set up, open it up.
There you will see all your picture folders on the left-hand side.Click on a folder to see a specific picture. If you want to edit that picture, double-click on it.
Under the BASIC FIXES tab (on the left), you will see a button you can click on called: TEXT.
Click on that and scroll to the font you want. You can also Edit the SIZE, COLOR, make it BOLD. When you are done press APPLY.
When you are all done, go BACK TO LIBRARY (on top left) and SAVE your pic (which you can do by clicking on the picture of a disc under your picture folder).
And that’s it.
Now you can add any text to a picture.

For Example:

{For a link to the temple pics with no words, go HERE}


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    With Windows 7, you have to drag & drop the font from your Desktop to your Control Panel->Font folder. It's a question that may arise when people can't find the select option :)

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    Hi Kristyn! Thanks for the tips. I love learning new stuff to enhance my blog or life. I didn't know this.~Makalani

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    My font ends up grainy how do you get yours so bold and prominent.

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    This is SO helpful. Thanks :) I NEED to know the name of the font on your home page. The one that is used for the words "tutorials", "link parties", and "blogs I love". So cute! Thanks in advance!

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    Thank you for teaching me how to add text to my pictures! I had no idea how simple it was, your instructions made it so I am now able to edit my own pictures! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    I would not recommend using Font Garden because when you try to download a font it wants to download an .EXE file which could contain viruses. I would do a Google search and find the font somewhere else! NEVER download .EXE from a font site!

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