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Quickly Add New Fonts to DaVinci Resolve (+ Best Resources)

This quick tutorial will teach you how to add new fonts to DaVinci Resolve.

There are also many different websites where you can download free fonts, so I’ll show you my 4 favorites to make it easier for you.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:

How to Add New Fonts to DaVinci Resolve

  1. Go to Google Fonts’ Official website.
  2. Pick and download a font you like.
  3. Extract the downloaded .zip file.
  4. Open the font’s folder, and double-click the .ttf or .otf file.
  5. Click on install, and restart DaVinci Resolve.
  6. The installed font is now included in your list of fonts.

That’s the short version, here are a bit more details:

Detailed Explanation

Visit Google Fonts’ official website, or click this link.

There you’ll find a bunch of different fonts you can choose.

Scroll down until you find one you like, or you can use the “Categories,” “Language,” and “Font properties” to only show the ones you want.

visit google fonts

Once you have found a font you want, click on “Download family”:

how to download font from google fonts

When the font is downloaded, you’ll find it in the “Downloads” folder (by default) on your computer as a .zip file.

Right-click the .zip and click on “Extract All” (may vary a bit on Mac).

extract .zip file to access font file and license

Then in the unzipped folder, there should be a .ttf or .otf file; double-click this one and click on “Install” in the popup window.

There should also be a .txt file, the font’s license. I recommend checking it out if you are going to use the font for any commercial intentions.

  • Gladly, most Google Fonts are free for commercial use. 
click install fonts

Once it’s installed, restart DaVinci Resolve if the software is running.

Then when you have launched and opened your project, you will find the newly added font by clicking on your text in the timeline > “Inspector”> “Font.”

Check out this article on how to customize and add effects to the text… and much more!

How to find the font in davinci resolve

4 Best Websites to Download Fonts

  1. Google Fonts (Best popular)
  2. Dafont (Coolest fonts)
  3. Font Squirrel (Good for commercial intentions)
  4. Font Space (Good for commercial intentions)

1. Google Fonts

Google Fonts is the most popular website for downloading free fonts.

This is because it’s from Google, which everyone trusts and won’t bother researching if it’s safe to use.

However, it’s also a good website, offering, at the time of this writing, 1455 different font families.

As you can see in the image below, you can sort the fonts in “Categories,” “Language,” and “Font properties.” 

In addition to that, you can test how the fonts look in different sizes and type what the font says.

google fonts1

2. Dafont has tons of awesome fonts uploaded by individual creators.

It’s my favorite site for finding the font exactly as I visualized it; however, there’s no category for fonts that are free for commercial use. So you have to read through their license.

BTW.: if you are interested in the font MrBeast use for his videos, it’s called Komika Axis; here’s a link to it.

Download font dafont

3. Font Squirrel

Font Squirrel is a bit different in that they do not host the fonts themself. Instead, they show fonts from various websites and link out to them if you wish to download them.

This site is fantastic because it’s supposed only to show fonts that are free for commercial use.

But the site owners say you can’t take their word for it, but they are doing their best to keep their reputation. However, you should always read the license and report if any fonts are not free to use.

font squirrel

4. Font Space

An excellent website for free fonts, with over 98.000 to choose from!

Here’s a link to their website.

font space overview2

In my opinion, the best part of using Font Space is that there is a category for fonts that’s free for commercial use. 

This makes the process of choosing a font much more efficient!

font spce commercial fonts

And it doesn’t stop there.

Once you’ve clicked on a font you like, you’ll be brought to the download page.

This page is very nice, as there are previews of how the fonts look on a background, and much more.

font preview font space

You can also change the color of the font color, size, and what is written.

And if you want to test the font you can download a sample with a transparent background:

font space testing feature

All of the sites mentioned above are fantastic resources for getting free fonts!

And with a good-looking font, you’ll stand out with your videos and look much more enjoyable!

However, to make them look perfect, you must also know how to style the text inside DaVinci Resolve; check out this article to learn about that!