Adobe TypeKit and How to Sync Some Cool Fonts
Adobe are solving problems for creatives, in creative ways! In this series we are going to be looking at Adobe TypeKit and How to Sync Some Cool Fonts. This is a great resource and has really solved a problem that designers, creatives and publishing professionals have wrestled with for years – access to fonts. Access anywhere on any device – and for not just print designers, but also web and mobile designers as well.
So partly because Adobe are celebrating having released 1500+ fonts to the platform, and partly because we just love TypeKit! – we decided to put out a series of posts looking at Adobe TypeKit and how to get the best from it. And we might just go a little deeper into fonts, and some design guidelines and sound advice for best usage of fonts for design purposes…
What is Adobe TypeKit and what does it offer?
Adobe Typekit brings literally thousands of fonts from foundry partners into one beautiful library for subscription or purchase. So some are free and some you can pay to use via license. But essentially almost any font you see and like, or have used up to now – is either on TypeKit or has some similar suits there that you can use and enjoy.
So what is this TypeKit ‘library’ though you say? well it’s integrated into the Adobe Creative Cloud software offering so its made available as an online library or resource. Then you can access or ‘sync’ any fonts from the library to your account (ie all your Adobe software). So that’s it. Hop onto the Typekit library – choose and sync fonts – then they are available right across the creative spectrum from graphics in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to video with Premier Pro, After Effects and web and animation with Dreamweaver, Animate, Muse, Experience Design and so on.
Cool new fonts live here
Not only that – styles and looks change. So what fonts you may have used before might be worth revisiting, either for an update or refresh to bring them up to date. Thats where the Type Kit comes in. There are so many modern and cool and contemporary fonts being developed now and there are so many of them available through this amazing resource. Fonts like Proxima Soft, Raleway, or Objektiv if you like the clean sharp sans serif, or maybe Mrs Eaves or Voltage for the fresh look of the classic serif or script fonts.
In our Adobe training courses for years we got asked about where to get cool fonts, and we would discuss websites like fontmagic and so on. Now all discussions are just about TypeKit, how to use it & get the most from it.
You can go and search and source the TypeKit fonts from your favourite Adobe Applications wherever you see the Tk icon logo – usually wherever you select your fonts in the panels or control panel options.
Gimme gimme gimme quick quick quick!!!
This platform is fast. Everything about the site is designed to help you find, preview, and review each font and even then just select the type faces you want (medium, light, condensed, heavy etc) to sync and sync only those. Then it takes only a couple of minutes for it to be available in each and every Adobe Creative Cloud application for you to use.
The screenshots show how you can live preview the fonts at different sizes, and reading different words as examples…
In summary – Typekit is the easiest way to bring great type into your workflow, wherever you are.
To check the Adobe TypeKit platform and all it offers go to: https://typekit.com/
Look out for further posts as we delve deeper into TypeKit, fonts and how best to use them in your creative day-to-day 🙂
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