Jul 21, 2016

How to Use Match Fonts in Photoshop

How to Use Match Fonts in Photoshop CC2015 5.0

Adobe just released a new version of Photoshop CC2015, version 5.0, and with it come some great new Tools. In today’s episode, learn how to get a font from a picture using Match fonts.

How to Use Match Fonts to Identify a Font

If you have an image but don’t know what font it uses, you can use Match fonts to find the closest match out of your font library and the online Adobe Typekit.

First, go to ‘Type – Match Font’. This option will only be available on the latest release of Photoshop, so if you haven’t upgraded your software, be sure to do so.

Next, move the selection box around the type that you want to match. You will get a list of the closest font matches Adobe can find. The tighter around the type your selection is, the better. Get a live preview of the font by making a type layer with the Text you want use first, then clicking down the options to see which looks best.

How to Download Fonts from Adobe Typekit

To get the fonts you do not have, make sure you are logged in to Adobe Typekit online with the same login as your Creative Cloud. Then, go back to the Match fonts dialogue and click on the Cloud icon next to the font you want to download. They will automatically be added to your font library.

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    Alex Barkaloff

    It’s great that Adobe introduced Match Font and I find it useful for similar matches. But for exact matches I find myself going back to What the Font and uploading a screenshot of the selected area. Also with the Monotype subscription that MyFonts offers, along with the TypeKit fonts, I have more exact matching capabilities.

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    Great tutorial, as always! Perhaps one suggestions. In your new type layer it may help to start with the same text that you are referencing for easier comparison. For instance, compare “Espresso” to “Espresso”. After you identified a type match you can change text to whatever you need to. Greetings from a PHAN

  • Rajjib Hassan

    Great tutorial, Learn something new very important that’s bother me sometime to find exact font, thanks to PHLEARN and Adobe introduced Match Font.

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    Kirk Shultz

    As an added tip, if you type the word or phrase you’re using to match in the new type field, it makes it easier to match. Once you’ve matched the font, type whatever you want.

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    Ayesha Ameer

    I am using adobe Photoshop cs6 and in that,there is no option of ” match font “then what i have to do?

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    Etienne van Heel

    Match Fonts doesn’t work for the #phlearnmethod font. I love that font man, could Phlearn share the used font for #phlearnmethod? Thanks!

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