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How to Add Incredible Fonts to Affinity Photo

January 29, 2020

Today we’ll learn how to add incredible fonts to Affinity Photo. Hello and welcome to an Affinity Revolution tutorial. Today we’ll learn how to add incredible new fonts to Affinity Photo. Let’s open up our text tool, which we can do by pressing the letter T, T for text, and then we just need to click anywhere on the document and we can begin typing. You can make it bigger by dragging on these handles here. If we want to change the font, it’s very easy, we just need to highlight it and then come up here to the top and we can change it to any font that we want. I’ll make mine arial black. Affinity gives us a lot of fonts, but if we want to have even better fonts we can go online and download new ones. One website that I really like is called DaFont.Com, I’ve included download link in the description so you can get there. Let’s go take a look at DaFont and download a new font for Affinity Photo. Here we are on DaFont.Com. As you can see they have a wide variety of fonts to choose from. You can select any of these categories: cartoon, old school, Western… I’m just going to come to the “A section” and then download this font, called A Bite. I just need to come click on the download link, and now it’s downloaded that font onto my computer. Now that I’ve downloaded the font onto my computer, I need to open up this zip file. I can do that by just double clicking on it. Now we have this folder called A Bite, which I can open up, and there’s one file that’s .TTF This is the font file that we need, so let’s drag that to our desktop, and I’ll exit out of here. We’re going to need to find the fonts folder on our computer. which on a Mac you can use the search bar up here, and if you’re on a PC you have a search bar down here on the bottom left. Since I’m using a Mac I’ll just come up here and search for Fonts, and then I just need to drag this .TTF file into the fonts folder. And that’s it, I can exit out of there now. Back in Affinity Photo I just need to highlight my text again, and then if i come up to my fonts, you’ll see I have one called A Bite. And there we have it, I’ve just installed this font onto my computer. I don’t need to restart Affinity, I don’t need to restart my computer, I don’t need to do anything other than drag the font file into the computers fonts folder. You now know how to add as many new fonts as you want to Affinity Photo. I hope you enjoyed our font tutorial. Be sure to subscribe to see future videos. We come out with new tutorials all the time. So hit that subscribe button, and I’ll see you in the next Affinity Revolution tutorial!


  • Reply Ron van Dooremaal November 19, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    When you do font search in windows 10 it doesn't come up with a font folder. So how do i add the font?

  • Reply Jimi Wexler November 20, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Do you think in a future video you could teach us how to make a picture look like a pastel painting?

  • Reply Chaz Fullerton November 22, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Fantastic tutorials, thank you

  • Reply Panu Kamak November 26, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Thank you.

  • Reply Monir Titi November 27, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Please, how to write arabic on Affinity Photo ???

  • Reply Daniele Salvatore December 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing that font web-site; in is incredibly huge of soruces.

  • Reply Pavel Kucera December 18, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Thank you for tutorials !

  • Reply phlotographer January 25, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I must be missing something but I have not found a way to change the color of the font but maybe the help file will say as I prefer to use "white" instead of the default "black"

  • Reply Claire Burgo January 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you! this was a big help!

  • Reply Monica B February 9, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I appreciate the way you teach, step by step. Look forward in more videos. πŸ™‚

  • Reply danieldoobs March 4, 2017 at 5:30 am

    I can't believe it was this easy, thanks man!

  • Reply Addo A May 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you for the tips!

  • Reply Doug B. June 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    For the Mac, you don't have to go through all that to install a font. Just double click on the otf file and it will open the Font Book App and ask if you want to install it.

  • Reply Interworking Design June 14, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    How do you add fonts on the iPad version?

  • Reply MSV Clan July 9, 2017 at 4:11 am

    this helped me a lot
    I thought the fonts were limited but it's not!

  • Reply fishyyy November 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Thank you very much, you were a great help! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Tu can December 5, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Thanks you're a life saverπŸ–’πŸ–’

  • Reply Rick Grunwald December 9, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    For windows users check out Nexus Font
    You can load folders and designate collections to load. If you keep the program running, all the fonts you have designated are available until you close it. You will of course need to rasterize it if you want to keep that text layer

  • Reply keven ayers January 27, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Do you have to put the tiff files in Windows also?

  • Reply Wilson Jack March 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Your tutorial is awesome.But I want to know How to make the text type from right to left?I do not know if there is any explanation in this area.I need you help.Looking forward to your reply.Thank you!

  • Reply xXiGot RuktdXx April 17, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    What about for windows

  • Reply Thu Ha Nguyen April 26, 2018 at 7:50 am

    I can't drag the new fonts into the fonts folder :(. Any suggestion?

  • Reply Quackity May 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    About the fonts… On Windows you just double click the font in the folder and then install it. It will put it in there automatticly :D!

  • Reply Journey May 30, 2018 at 12:41 am

    You are awesome!! Thanks so much!!!

  • Reply Masternd887 June 2, 2018 at 4:30 am

    on PC right click then press install

  • Reply Bobby Welcome June 30, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Great video

  • Reply Jorge Juarez July 20, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Their all or maybe not all but are personal use only and some you have to buy them to do commercial or whatever how they say it so if your looking for free fonts for all types of situation it might be hard to look for and if you do find some please share. If it's free don't mind if I do lol. But with love.

  • Reply Daniel Pascoe August 16, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Really helpful. Thank you. On PC once downloaded all you need to do is right click and install. That is it. Showed in Affinity without a restart. Very happy.

  • Reply GotaLoveGoat January 7, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    where is this font file it. I don't use apple. I can not find the fonts file anywhere

  • Reply Zackynator February 7, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    how to change the color of the font?

  • Reply Susan Fowler April 5, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    How can I add new fonts to my iPad Pro?

  • Reply SriBeall May 31, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Thank You….very simple with your crystal clear instructions…. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tonya D June 21, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Hi, love your tutorials, thank you! However, I can't find a "fonts" folder on my comp anywhere – I have a Microsoft Surface with Windows 10. I've tried placing it in different places, the font does not come up or open in any app or program. Any suggestions?

  • Reply Ov3rDoSis July 4, 2019 at 2:52 am

    hey guys does this automatically vector the fonts since its "affinity designer"? if not, is there a way to do so?

  • Reply zeroeffort madkam July 10, 2019 at 6:55 am

    not support

  • Reply Maximilian Jonas July 29, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    That was super helpfull! Thanks a lot.

  • Reply Winser Espinal September 12, 2019 at 8:57 pm


  • Reply Luke Thomas October 15, 2019 at 11:29 am

    why dont i have that FONT toolbar?? i cant find it….im working on a RAW image.

  • Reply Anne Burke December 28, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Thank you once again. You're such a wonderful teacher.

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