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.