It is very simple to install and upload fonts in Cricut Design Space, but you still need to see how it happens the first time! There are also a couple of things you might need to do if you can’t see your newly installed font in Design Space, which we’ll get into below.
How To Upload Fonts To Design Space
Before you upload a new font, you need to choose a new font! We have a full article with a list of free font sites here. That list includes the following free font sites:
1. Choose A Font
I found a font I like called ‘Easy November’ shown in the screenshot below from dafont.com (my favorite place to get free fonts).
Click to download and save the file to your computer. If you haven’t already, set up a folder especially for all your fonts!
2. Open The TrueType Font File
Find the file on your computer and open the TrueType font file.
3. Install The Font
Click to install the font onto your computer.
4. Getting Your Font To Appear In Design Space
You may just need to sign in and out of your Design Space account for your new font to appear, or you may need to actually restart your computer. On my Windows computer I always need to restart my computer for it to appear. If your new font isn’t showing up, try a restart.
In Design Space, open a new project. Click the text icon and type some text. Your text will appear in the default font, so click to change the font in the edit panel. Search for your new font by name and it should appear.
5. Customize Your Font
Now you can customize the font. You can change the size of the font, the style, and you can increase or decrease the space between letters. You can also ungroup your text to each individual letter so that you can manually move each letter how you like.
In the screenshot below I decreased the letter spacing to -0.5 so that the letters were touching. Then I welded my letters together so that they are now one image and will cut as one big piece.
In this case, if I was going to draw instead of cut then I would also need to weld my letters together.
See the example below of what my text would look like welded vs not welded.
How To Filter Fonts
To find the specific font you need, you can filter fonts by single-layer cutting, multi-layer cutting, and writing. This is great for finding fonts which have the writing option.
For fonts that have the writing option, you can also change the text style to writing in the edit panel.
You will then be able to see what your text will look like drawn:
Make sure you either group or attach your letters so that your text is drawn exactly the same way as on the canvas, otherwise the letters will be mixed up.
Now You Know How To Install Fonts In Design Space!
That’s all there is to it. It is all very basic and easy to do when you know how to do it. Let us know in the comments if it helped and check out some of the articles linked below that we think you’ll enjoy.
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