How To Add Font In Adobe After Effects

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Adobe After Effects is a robust tool that provides a platform for animating and designing motion graphics. One effective method for elevating your designs is by incorporating custom fonts. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of adding new fonts to your Adobe After Effects.

Adding Fonts to Your System

Before you can use a new font in any software on your system, including Adobe After Effects, you first need to add the font to your computer’s font library. Here’s how:

For Windows Users:

  1. Download the font you want to use. Note: The font file should be in .ttf or .otf format.
  2. Go to the Control Panel and click on Appearance and Personalization.
  3. Then, click on Fonts.
  4. Drag and drop your downloaded font file into the font list window.

For Mac Users:

  1. Download your desired font. Remember, the file should be in .ttf or .otf format.
  2. Double click the downloaded file to open the font book.
  3. Click on Install Font at the bottom of the preview window.

Using Your New Font in Adobe After Effects

Once the font is installed on your computer, it should automatically appear in Adobe After Effects’ font list. To use it, follow these steps:

  1. Open Adobe After Effects.
  2. Create a new composition or open an existing project.
  3. Go to the toolbar and select the Text tool (T).
  4. Click anywhere on your composition to create a text box.
  5. Go to the Character panel on the right side of your workspace. If it’s not there, go to the Window menu and select Character.
  6. In the Character panel, click on the font dropdown menu. Your newly installed font should be in this list.
  7. Select your new font and start typing!

There you have it! You now know how to add custom fonts in Adobe After Effects. Remember, using unique fonts can greatly enhance the appeal and effectiveness of your motion graphics projects. So, be sure to explore and experiment with different fonts!