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Question About Fonts

If somebody sends me a PSD file that contains a text layer in a font that is not installed in my version of Photoshop, what will happen when I open that PSD file? Will it display the text in the font that was sent, even though I don't have that font myself? Or will it default to some other font?



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I have opened a PSD file that I know contains a font I don't have installed. Yes, the text displays in the original font that the file came with.

You will receive a message:
Screen Shot 2019-07-16 at 10.41.27 PM.png

And the text layer will display a warning icon as well:
Screen Shot 2019-07-16 at 10.43.10 PM.png

The Character Panel will show the missing font in parenthesis:
Screen Shot 2019-07-16 at 10.46.11 PM.png

If you double click the font layer to change you will receive this warning:
Screen Shot 2019-07-16 at 10.50.52 PM.png

Hope that helps.