Where to find free fonts

Have you ever wished you could quickly find a font that looks like handwriting, graffiti or “Olde Englishe”?

My favourite site is www.dafont.com

“Da Fonts” are free and even better you can actually “test” a bit of type on their site and see how the words look in one of the styles before you go to the trouble of downloading it.

Start by selecting a type style from the categories at the top. For example, under Fancy I’ve selected Cartoon, as shown below. This opens a set of choices where you can enter some text – I entered “Kits Media”. Then click submit.

You can now scroll through all the pages and preview the fonts available in that category. Or you can change categories and see how the words look in a different style. Many of the categories offer hundreds of choices.

I love the way I can actually see how my words look before downloading the font.

To download a font, click on the name to open it. Click the download button and save the zip file to your desktop.

On a PC, add it to your fonts by unzipping the file to My Computer/C/Windows/Fonts. On a Mac, drag the fonts to the System Folder.

You may need to re-boot your computer to have it populate your various software programs like Word or Photoshop. But once it’s been added you’ll see the name of the font appear alphabetically in the drop-down for the text choices in every one of your programs.