Find your perfect font with Adobe Typekit.

Fonts, with the elements of typography and kerning, have more effect on your designs and projects than you might think. They decide whether your project looks clean or busy, timeless or dated, even friendly or cold. Curvy or straight, spread out or compact, fonts and typefaces are a leading element in the visual experience and even affect how you feel while reading them. Which means that choosing them for your projects requires careful consideration, thought, and experimenting—and makes a library of options that much more essential.
 
 

Find Your Perfect Font with Adobe Typekit.

Typekit, the Adobe font subscription service for both web and desktop fonts, makes thousands of fonts from quality foundries accessible, with no extra licensing required. As a Creative Cloud for enterprise subscriber, your team has access to the ever-expanding library of Typekit fonts. And these fonts can be used on all your projects: company brochures, websites, team presentations, and more.


In this guide, we’ll take you through the three ways to find and sync fonts for use on your projects, as well as give you some guides to help you choose which fonts to use.

  • 1. Find and sync fonts in-app.
  • 1. Find and sync fonts in-app.

    While you’re using one of the Creative Cloud apps (like Photoshop, InDesign, or Illustrator), select “Add fonts from Typekit” from the font listing.
  • 2. Find and sync fonts using the Creative Cloud Desktop App.

    Select the Creative Cloud Desktop app icon in your top menu bar. Then under Assets, select Fonts. From here, you will see a list of fonts that have already been synced to your desktop. Click the “Sync Fonts from Typekit” button to launch Typekit in your web browser and browse for additional fonts to use on your project.
  • 2. Find and sync fonts using the Creative Cloud Desktop App.
  • 3. Find and sync fonts directly from Typekit.com.
  • 3. Find and sync fonts directly from Typekit.com.

    Visit typekit.com and click the Sign In link at the top, then the Sign In with an enterprise ID text link from the main sign-in page. Once you’re signed in, you can browse and search on the site for fonts that are categorized in many ways: by foundry, family, font features, and more.  

    When you find a font family you like, click Sync All to sync all the available fonts of that family, or if you’re just looking for one font, click the Sync button next to the font name. (If a font says “web only,” it’s not available to sync for desktop use from Typekit.)

    The Creative Cloud desktop application on your computer will get the sync selections from Typekit, and the new fonts will be listed in the Assets tab, under Fonts.

    To use the fonts you’ve synced, simply open any desktop application and go to the font menu. You will see your synced fonts in the list of options. (Some desktop applications, like Microsoft Word, may require a restart after a new font has been synced.)
  • 4. Choosing the right font for your project.

    In some cases, you’ll be given brand guidelines from your company on which fonts to use. However, on those projects where you can use your creative license, choosing the right font or combination of fonts is a big part of the design.

    Tim Brown, Head of Typography for Adobe Typekit & Adobe Type has put together a great—and free— resource, A Pocket Guide to Combining Typefaces. Read about it below, and check it out to get the rest.

    This very brief “pocket guide” is for designers and developers who want to make better choices about type and build their typographic expertise. Successful typeface combinations are partly a matter of good taste, which can be tough to develop. And finding typefaces that work well together often takes more time than we (or our managers) think it should.

    The guide will give you a framework for efficient practice, lead you to founts of knowledge, and help you judge the work you see, including your own work. It will also encourage you to be selective, patient, and reasonable, focusing on web contexts and your design goals.

    Fonts are just one part of your design goals, but just as much as the right colors and layouts, they can be a way for your design to connect with users and your target audience. Between accessible font and typography options, guidance, and advice, Typekit has all the help you need to make your design stand out.
  • 4. Choosing the right font for your project.
Learn more.
Visit our Typekit Practice site to delve into all things typography. Here you can find a collection of resources and a place to try things, hone your skills, and stay sharp.
Now, try out and play with some new fonts from the Typekit library.
If you’ve never gone further than the default fonts an app has offered you, you’re missing out. Among the thousands of fonts from Typekit, you could find just the right font for your next project.