In this installment of Cricut Design Space 101, we are going to talk about how to use your own fonts in Cricut Design Space.
Sometimes finding the right font for your project is hard. Especially when you are choosing from a set number of fonts in the Cricut Design Space. So what are you going to do when there isn’t one that is just right?
Did you know that you can use fonts that you have downloaded to your computer? It’s really simple. I’ll take you through step by step. And if you need some extra help check out my video at the end of this post.
So, let’s say you know you don’t want any of the Design Space fonts, but you’re not sure what you do want. Two places I like to look for fonts are Dafont and Creative Market. Dafont is free, but know that none of their fonts come with a commercial license to use on projects to sell. Creative Market has free goods every week, but it’s a place where you can get fonts and graphics directly from the designers. Most have a cost, and maybe an added cost if you want a commercial license for it. They also have bundle packs where you can get a bunch of fonts together for a deeply discounted price.
The first thing you do when you find your font is download and install it. Once you have installed your font you can return to Design Space and I like to refresh the page, just to make sure it can find my newly installed font. If you have a design already in progress don’t forget to save.
Then you can either write out your text, or highlight your text, and go up into the toolbar under fonts and click the drop-down menu arrow. The fonts window will pop up with all your fonts. In the top menu bar, you will see three choices. All. System. Cricut.
All is all the fonts. That includes everything from both system and Cricut.
System is only what is on your computer. This section will not contain any Cricut fonts.
Cricut is only what is in Design Space. It will not contain any of your computer fonts.
So if you are looking for a font from your computer make sure that you are on All or System. You can search the title in the search bar and it should be there.
That wasn’t so hard, was it? More of a visual learner? Check out my video below! I would love if you would subscribe to my YouTube channel as well so you don’t miss out on any tips, tricks, or tutorials.
Now that you have your new font to play with, are the letters spaced too far apart? That happens a lot with script text. Check out my post on font spacing for some tips and tricks!
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