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How To Add Fonts to DaVinci Resolve in 4 Simple Steps

Adding new fonts to davinci resolve within the inspector tab.
Published 20 January 2023

Fonts are a crucial aspect that makes any design look impressive. And while DaVinci Resolve already has a good set of fonts, certain instances may require you to use other fonts, or maybe it’s just a preference. But how do you go about adding new fonts to DaVinci Resolve?

To add fonts to DaVinci Resolve, exit the program and download the font you prefer. Next, unzip and open the file within the newly extracted folder. There should be an Install option. Click it. Open DaVinci Resolve, open the inspector & browse the option font family. Your new font should appear here.

This post will explain how to add fonts to DaVinci Resolve in a few easy steps. Let’s get started!

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How to add fonts to DaVinci Resolve: Step-by-step

First, you need to have text located somewhere within your project. Preferably already placed in your timeline. You can learn how to do this quickly by following our step-by-step guide on how to add text to DaVinci Resolve.

1. Exit DaVinci Resolve  

Before you begin, you must close DaVinci Resolve. This will ensure the process runs smoothly, so your fonts should be loaded correctly the next time you load DaVinci Resolve.

Ensure you save your project before you close DaVinci Resolve. You don’t want to lose any unsaved changes to your project!

2. Download your new font

Now that you’re out of DaVinci Resolve, it’s time to find the perfect font for your project. Here are the steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome or another web browser, type in Google Fonts in the search box, and then press Enter.
  2. Open Google Fonts by clicking the link. Here you select the font you want to use for your project.
  3. Click the sample text for the particular font you want to use.
  4. Once you have clicked on the sample text, there should be an option at the top of the page that says “Download Family“. Click on this button and wait for it to finish downloading. Afterward, you should be able to see it right below the window but as a .zip file with your chosen font inside of it. 
Downloading google font family roboto by christian robertson.

Tip: If you don’t want to use Google Fonts as your font source, go to any of these other ones:

3. Unzip the folder and install your new font

Once you’ve downloaded the .zip file for your new font, follow these easy steps:

  1. Double-click the zip file to open it and display more information about that font.
  2. Click the “Install” button and wait for a few minutes.
  3. Close the zip file and go back to your desktop apps.
Extracting font files into a new folder after downloading from google fonts.

4. Reopen DaVinci Resolve and change the font

Now reopen DaVinci Resolve and follow these steps:

  1. Select the text in your timeline for which you want to change the font.
  2. Open Inspector in the top-right of the software.
  3. Find the option “Font Family“. Browse the drop-down list in this option and find your new font.
Using inspector and font family drop-down to add fonts to davinci resolve project.

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Conclusion

Adding fonts into DaVinci Resolve is easy to customize any project with unique typography styles. The process is easy whether you use Google Fonts or another font database. You can customize your project with the perfect font with just a few clicks.

Here’s a summary of the steps to follow:

  1. Exit DaVinci Resolve and download your new font.
  2. Unzip the folder and install the font.
  3. Reopen DaVinci Resolve and go to Inspector.
  4. Select your new font from the drop-down list under “Font Family” in the inspector.
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