How to use Fontbundles, the best fonts for your graphics
Today I will explain how to use
You will learn how to download the fonts to create awesome graphics for social media, your handmade crafts, and projects, to include on your website, to design your branding strategy or to offer as part of your graphic design services for clients.
The current Font Bundle on the
Free Font Love
My favorite part of being a designer is my ever growing font collection. Font addiction is a real thing! Actually, most designers have it. Some non-designers have it too 😉
Many years ago, fonts weren’t just a thing you could just buy and download, typography was a complicated and detailed art that not only took a long time to design, it also took a long time to get ready for printing. With the arrival of computers, Adobe design programs, and online font makers which help you make a font out of your handwriting; the availability of fonts and typography has changed dramatically.
The easiest and fastest way to replenish a font collection is to use a site like Fontbundles.com, a myriad of free and paid offers where the fonts are plenty and the creativity abounds. Like most font and design websites,
How to find fonts on
The best-sellers on the
New Fonts and Deals
Two other sections you can browse are the sections for new fonts that are sold on their own. The prices vary from 10$ to 100$. In the Deals section, you can find exclusive fonts and font sets for discounted prices. The famous and fun Pinsetter font is in the deals section always.
Browse By Style
Also, you can browse by font style; Regular, Script, Logo, Foreign, Symbols, and Other Fonts. If you choose a font in any of these categories that
How to use
Below are the things to know when getting a new font. Installing a font is super easy.
- When you download a font file, be it free or paid, it will arrive in your computer as a .zip file. Most computers will unzip when you double click on a .zip file. If your computer is a little dinosaur you might have to open a decompressing software first, I hope that isn’t the case!
- Once you have unzipped the file you will have a folder with the font in .ttf or .otf format or both. Some will also have a
webfotoption. For print and digital designs, your best option is always .otf. If using the fonts on a website, the choose the webfont.
- Install all the font file by double click on on the files. They will open together and you will have a button that says “install font”, click that, you’re done.
Where can you use your new fonts?
Now that you have found, chosen, downloaded and installed your new fonts, how will you use them? Some of our favorite Adobe editing programs will let you use our own fonts, while others won’t.
Below are the online graphics editors that let you upload fonts
If you use programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, Inkscape, and Pixelmator you will have no problem with your fonts. All those programs access your font library to use as you please. If you have any program open; online, cloud or desktop, and you download and install a new font, you will most probably have to relaunch said program for it to read the new addition.
Personal License Vs. Commercial License
Many of the free fonts on
- Personal license means that you can use it on your blog or your site and social media but not for something you will sell.
- Commercial license means that you can use it in a project for a client or for products to sell.
Typography : Font or Typeface
Just a little background on the history of type.
Typography is the art of letters. The difference between a font and a typeface has changed over the years. Before the age of computers “typeface” was the name used for a kind of type, say Helvetica in all its weights and sizes, that included all the little metal letters used in physical printing. A font was for example; Helvetica in 12-point Bold.
Now the difference has changed somewhat. In font and design websites like
Complete typefaces, even on
Do you still have questions about fonts and how to use them or anything related to design on your site? Just leave a comment, I’m here to help you master your visual strategies.