07 January 2013

Free Valentine's Day Font Fun!

You know how I love free fonts! These are some of my favorite Valentine's Day fonts - they would be perfect for making your own Valentine's Day cards or even subway art...





 (click on the name of the font to go to that font's download page)

 And these are the c-u-t-e-s-t Valentine's Day characters ever!! I loved then so much, I just had to share them. They're all part of one set by Kimberly Geswein, called KG Heart Doodles. Don't worry - there is a character map on the download page so you know which key makes your favorite characters!


Just in case you don't know how to install fonts, this is how I do it with Vista. There are other ways to do it, but this is the quickest way for me:
  • click on the download button & choose where you want to save the file
  • once the file has been downloaded, you will need to unzip it & extract the files. With Vista, all I do is click on "extract all files" - but you will need to do whatever you normally do to unzip & extract. 
  • after the .ttf file is extracted & saved, right click on it
  • from the menu that pops up, select "install"
I just got another laptop that has Windows 8, so this is how to install fonts with Windows 8:
  • click on the download button & save the file (I use Firefox - to make sure you're asked where to save the downloaded file (which makes it easier - you don't have to move the file later), just go to your Firefox drop-down menu, choose "options"; then under "general", look for "downloads", and make sure that "always ask me" is checked)
  • double-click on the file in the download pane
  • click on "extract all" when the new window opens
  • now you can do one of two things - you can either right click on the file with the .ttf extension and then click on "install", or you can double click on the .ttf file to open it, and then click on "install" (I do the first one - it saves a step!)
And that's it! So easy! Have fun!! 

(In case you were wondering why the fonts look a little "different", it's because I used "bevel and emboss" on all the fonts in Photoshop.)
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