The Pin Junkie: How To Install Fonts and Use Them in PicMonkey

How To Install Fonts and Use Them in PicMonkey

How To Install Fonts and Use Them in PicMonkey

PicMonkey is my very favorite place to edit photos.  PicMonkey has lots of options available for helping you make your pictures look their best.  You can even add captions to your pictures.  PicMonkey has always had a great selection of fonts, but now there are even more to choose from.  Now, any fonts you download are automatically available for you to use in PicMonkey

Pinterest is a great resource for finding free fonts.  Just search "fonts" or look around on my "Fonts" Pinterest board.  You're sure to find something you like and they're easy to download.  Here's how to do it in three easy steps.

1.  First you need to download the font.  Be sure you trust the source you are downloading from.  Once you've found a font you like on Pinterest, click through to the website.  Click on the font you want to download.  This screen will pop up.


There will be other buttons in the sidebar that look like download buttons, but DON'T click on them.  I've done that before and trust me, it's no fun!  You'll get a bunch of stuff in your toolbar you don't want.  Click the GRAY download button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.  Save the file.  It will save as a zip file. 

2.  Next, extract the files.  Find the folder where the font is saved.  Select the file and click "Extract all files."  Another pop-up window will open.


3.  The last step is to install the font.  Select the font in the new pop-up window.  Right click and select install.  (Before I installed the font file, I right clicked to do a virus scan just to be safe.) 

Now that your fonts are installed, they will automatically show up in PicMonkey!

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The next time you open PicMonkey, your new fonts will show up in the toolbar and be ready for you to use!  Just select the "Tt" button on the toolbar and select "Yours."


Wasn't that easy?  I hope you'll have lots of fun using your favorite fonts in PicMonkey!

You can also design your own printables with PicMonkey!
Check out these easy tutorials:



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47 comments:

  1. You know, I never knew you could do this in PicMonkey until the other day! I noticed the "Your Own" option in fonts and realized it had all my fonts from word pad! Knowing I could download more is a bonus! Thanks!

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    1. I just noticed this new feature recently too and was so excited about it, I wanted to share it with everyone! I'll be looking for fun new fonts to use on Pinterest too!

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  2. You're a genius. Love this!!

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  3. I've been using PicMonkey for a couple years and this was like a 'duh' moment for me, lol! Thanks so much Bonnie!! Can't wait to use my awesome new fonts!!

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  4. Ha! That's great! Thanks so much for this little tutorial :)

    Stopping by from the Mommy Monday's hop, too!

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  5. I've been using PicMonkey for almost a year and had no idea you could do this! HA! :)

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. I just discovered it too. I think it's a new feature in PicMonkey.

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  6. I love this, thank you thank you! This just opened up the door for some really cute fonts to enter in :-) Stopping by from the lovely ladies link party!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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    1. I agree Cathy! You can bet I'll be searching Pinterest for some fun fonts to use with this great new feature!

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  7. Loved this info so much, I pinned twice!

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  8. Great post! Thank you! PicMonkey is my go to for all my business posts. Hopping here from Lovely Ladies Linky. Blessings to you and yours!

    Marie @ http://countedcrossstitchcafe.com

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    1. I love PicMonkey too! I don't know how I'd live without it!

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  9. Hi Bonnie, I'm coming to you from the WUW linkup. I'm one of the guest cohosts. Great write up. Question - do you use the free version or paid version of picmonkey. Sorry if I overlooked that.

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    1. I use the free version of PicMonkey, but this tutorial should work with either version.

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  10. I love that they've added this feature! Am I right in thinking its a new thing that you can use your own fonts, or have you always been able to? Either way, it's awesome!!

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    1. I think it's a new feature that PicMonkey just introduced recently. I agree - it is awesome!

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial! That is a great change with Picmonkey
    Kelly

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  12. What a great tutorial, Bonnie!
    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. Thanks for the feature Virginia! I appreciate it!

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  13. Thanks for the post. I needed this…and another pic monkey tips…lol.

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  14. I love picmonkey and had no idea you could do this. I mostly just use it for collages. I really need to explore it more! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Stopping on over from the weekend re-treat share. Thanks so much for the tip....I had no idea you could use your own fonts on picmonkey.
    Thanks.

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  16. Never done this before, although I do use PicMonkey quite a bit. Will have to try this sometime :)
    Thanks for sharing on this week's Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!!! We hope to have you join us again next week :)
    (Rachael @ http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com)

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  17. Hi Bonnie! Thanks for this great tutorial about fonts and Pic Monkey. I was so happy when I went to the site one day and saw that they had added that feature. My husband doesn't like for me to download fonts 'cause he is nervous about viruses. Is there a site that you recommend for downloading fonts? I saw your post over at AKA Designs Weekend Re-treat link party.

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    1. I know what you mean. The first time I downloaded a font, I got a virus too. Luckily it wasn't anything too serious and Mr. Pin Junkie was able to fix it. I have Norton installed on my computer so when I'm about to install a font file, I right click on the file to bring up a menu and select "scan for virus."

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  18. I'm pining this one! I just started using PickMonkey and I'm still getting familiar with it. Thanks for the how-to!

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  19. I love the new YOUR font feature PicMonkey has added. I've already take full advantage of it, which means I've been installing fonts like a mad woman :)

    This is a helpful tutorial and I'm glad you shared via Mommy Monday, I'm pinning this to our board.
    XOXO

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  20. I am a brand new blogger trying to learn all I can - will this work with wordpress posts?

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    1. PicMonkey is an online photo editing site. Since all you do is edit a picture, you don't need to use Wordpress or blogger in PicMonkey. Once you've edited a picture, save it to your computer, and then insert your edited photo in your Wordpress post just like you would any other picture. Hope this helps!

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  21. This is great! I will have to try it. Most definitely pinning!
    Found you on Showlicious. :)
    Kim @ pinspiredhome.blogspot.com

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  22. Thanks! I love that they have added the Your Font feature now because I've been wondering how in the world to do this. Thanks for the tips! I pinned it too. G'day!

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  23. How did i never notice that you could use your own fonts! What!? Mind Blown! Thanks!!!

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    1. It's a brand new feature in PicMonkey.

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  24. I just totally pinned this yesterday and I saw it when I was going through last week's linkup to The Wednesday Roundup! Thanks for all your amazing ideas! It's always so helpful for me. Hope you are doing well!

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    1. You're welcome Britney! Glad I could help.

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  25. Useful tip. Thank you for sharing!

    TQM hopping by and following/blogging Best Beef Stroganoff Recipe

    Visit http://brickn.com/bloghops/ and hop so more!

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  26. Great tutorial! I use Picmonkey for all my photo editing. I saw that we could now use our own fonts but had not taken the time to figure out how to do it. Now I don't have to since you did it for me!!

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  27. This is such great info! I've seen cute fonts on pinterest and have yet to add them to my laptop (my husband also uses it for work, I can't imagine curly cue on letter head :) ) This is great for editing photos!

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  28. Was just over checking out your business card post, and saw this one at the bottom. Also pinned and shared on Facebook. I love using PicMonkey but hard to get really going in it. Great stuff here.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  29. OMG thank you for this I love it! Thanks so much!

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  30. Thank you, this is great. I was getting tired of using the same fonts. :)

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