"Some text layers contain fonts that are missing" when opening PSD files in Photoshop


I am browsing sample brochure templates at this website. The templates are available in PSD format.

To open PSD files, I downloaded a trial version of Photoshop CS6. But whenever I double-click a PSD file, I get the following message:

Some text layers contain fonts that are missing. These layers will need to have the missing fonts replaced before they can be used for vector based output.

I am new to Photoshop; does this message mean that the available PSD file has some issue or am I not opening the files the right way ? I need to edit these templates as-is using the fonts shown.

1/19/2015 5:45:00 PM

Accepted Answer

It means that your operating system does not have the fonts installed that were used in making those PSD files. This means that if you try and edit the text in those files, Photoshop will use the Myriad font to render the text and this will change the appearance of the file from its original look. The only solution is to make sure you have the same fonts installed or to render the type layers as pixel layers. Read through Photoshop's help files to learn more about this.

1/18/2015 3:41:00 AM