How To Import Fonts Into Adobe After Effects

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Step 1: Download the Font

First, you need to secure your new font. Numerous websites offer free fonts such as Google Fonts, DaFont, and Adobe Fonts. Download the font file, which usually comes in a .zip format.

Step 2: Extract the Font File

After downloading, extract the .zip file to retrieve the font file. This will typically be in .ttf or .otf format.

Step 3: Install the Font

Once you have the font file, it’s time to install it on your computer. The process varies depending on the operating system you’re using:

For Windows Users:

  • Go to the folder where the font file is located.
  • Right-click on the font file and choose ‘Install’.

For Mac Users:

  • Double click the font file to open the Font Book.
  • Click on ‘Install Font’ at the bottom of the preview.

Step 4: Open Adobe After Effects

Launch Adobe After Effects. The software automatically syncs with the system fonts, which means your newly installed font should be available to use. To confirm, create a new text layer and scroll through the font dropdown menu to find your new font.

Step 5: Using the Font in Adobe After Effects

Creating a text layer is simple. In the toolbar at the top, click on the T icon (or press the shortcut CTRL+T for Windows or Command+T for Mac). Click anywhere on the composition and start typing. To change the font, highlight the text, go to the Character Panel, and find your new font in the dropdown menu.


Importing a new font into Adobe After Effects is a straightforward process. It involves downloading the font, installing it on your system, and selecting it within Adobe After Effects. With a broad range of fonts at your disposal, you can create stunning text effects and elevate your motion graphics. Happy designing!