How to Use Adobe Fonts in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Fonts integration in Adobe Illustrator offers a seamless workflow for accessing and utilizing a vast collection of typography options.

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful graphic design software that offers a wide range of creative possibilities. One of the key features of Illustrator is its integration with Adobe Fonts, a vast library of high-quality typefaces. 

My name is Kerry, and in this step-by-step guide, I will walk you through the process of using Adobe Fonts in Adobe Illustrator, enabling you to enhance your designs with stunning typography.

Are you ready to learn more about Adobe Fonts? Let’s get to it! 

Key Takeaways

  • Adobe Fonts, formerly known as Typekit, is a popular font library that seamlessly integrates with Illustrator.
  • You can download fonts from Adobe Fonts directly into Adobe Illustrator to amplify text in your projects. 

What Are Adobe Fonts

Adobe Fonts offers an extensive collection of high-quality fonts, including a vast range of typefaces from renowned foundries and independent designers. The library boasts thousands of fonts, covering various styles such as serif, sans-serif, display, script, and more. 

Adobe Fonts is integrated directly into the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem, providing a seamless experience within Illustrator. Once activated, the fonts can be accessed and used within Illustrator without the need for external installations or manual font management. 

Adobe Fonts also employs a convenient syncing feature, allowing users to access their chosen fonts across multiple devices. This feature ensures consistent typography throughout different design projects and enables designers to work seamlessly across platforms. 

Additionally, Adobe Fonts offers desktop licensing, granting designers the freedom to use their chosen fonts not only in Illustrator but also in other desktop applications. This simplifies licensing and legal compliance by providing a subscription-based model that grants users the necessary licensing rights for the fonts they choose. 

How to Use Adobe Fonts in Adobe Illustrator 

Here are the detailed steps to use Adobe Fonts in Adobe Illustrator:  

Step 1: In order to access Adobe Fonts, you will want to first launch Adobe Illustrator on your computer and then open up a new or existing project.

Step 2: Go to the top menu bar that is located at the top of the screen, and click on Type > More from Adobe Fonts.

It will open Adobe Fonts in your web browser, displaying a vast collection of fonts. You can explore the font library using various browsing options such as categories, styles, and trending fonts.

If you want to find a particular style or font, you can go to the search bar to find those specific fonts or narrow down your search results.

Also note that you can click on a font to view more details, including styles and sample text! The View Family button will bring you to the font and show all of the different styles that are associated with that font. 

Step 3: Once you have found a font you want to use, click on the Activate font button next to it. (You can also deactivate it but toggling the same button.)

Adobe Fonts will prompt you to sign in with your Adobe ID. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.

After signing in, the font will be activated and added to your Adobe Fonts library. Repeat this process for any additional fonts you wish to use.

Step 4: Go back to Adobe Illustrator. You should see your activated fonts in the Font drop-down menu or from the Character panel.

Step 5: To include your newly activated font in a project, select the text tool from the toolbar or press the T key on your keyboard to activate it. Click and drag on your canvas to create a text box where you want to add text.

Step 6: With the text box selected, click on the font dropdown menu in the top menu bar. Make sure to click on the desired font to apply it to your selected text box. 

You can further customize the font size, color, leading, and other properties using the options in the top menu bar.

How to Edit Fonts in Adobe Illustrator

To make changes to the text, select the text box with the Selection Tool or activate the Type Tool and click on the text.

Use the Properties, Character, and Paragraph panels in Illustrator to adjust font attributes such as weight, style, size, alignment, and spacing. 

If you want to manage your activated fonts, return to the Adobe Fonts website. From there, you can deactivate fonts you no longer need or explore new ones.

Final Thoughts

Adobe Fonts serves as a valuable resource for designers using Adobe Illustrator, offering a wide variety of fonts, seamless integration, and legal compliance. Its integration with the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem ensures a smooth workflow, enabling designers to focus on their creativity rather than font management.

Do you have experience using Adobe Fonts within Adobe Illustrator? We would love to hear from you as well as any tips, tricks, or feedback that you want to share with our community about this topic! Please share them below!

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