So you have your new Cricut, and you’re ready to make an awesome project. Maybe a heat transfer vinyl shirt or a cute sign? Except you’re not too excited about the default font in Cricut Design Space. Changing the font seems like it would be an easy thing. In a recent discussion with a new Cricut owner, she one of the things that confused her the most when starting out in Cricut Design Space was figuring out how to change the font. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to change the font when working on your next Cricut project.
UPDATE: Please note that this tutorial is in a previous version of Cricut Design Space. You may notice that your screen appears a little different, but the general process is still the same. For a look at changing font (and more elements of the text editing panel in Cricut Design Space) in the latest version of Cricut Design Space, view the video below.
Begin by just typing your text. You can go ahead and center it and align the words how you wish.
While the text is still highlighted, click the edit button in the right hand column. A new section will appear with lots of choices!
Under the “All Fonts” menu, you can narrow down the types of fonts that appear. I typically just leave it at all fonts. However, if you are using the pen writing tool, then the “Has a Writing Style” style may be helpful. When using the pen writing tool, I like fonts that are solid all the way through and look like they are hand lettered. The “Has a Writing Style” includes the fonts that are perfect for the pen tool. When I’m cutting vinyl, etc., I leave it at all fonts.
From here you may go through the list and choose which font you want to use. You’ll notice that some of the fonts have symbols or numbers to the right. The ones with prices are the fonts that cost extra to use. The ones with an “a” are the ones that are free if you are a Cricut Access member (do you wonder if Cricut Access is worth it? See THIS POST!). All the others are the Cricut fonts or fonts that you have uploaded to your computer.
One word of caution- Sometimes it takes a little bit of time for the fonts to load. By little bit of time, I mean several minutes! I’m not certain if this is everyone’s experience or if it’s just because I have so many fonts loaded on my computer. But the fonts will eventually load if you give it a chance (without clicking the button a gazillion times like I do).
Once you click the font that you want, it will change the text to that font. Don’t like the font? Click another one until you find one that works for you!
If you’re just getting started with Cricut Design Space, here’s another beginner tutorial that many readers have found helpful: