With Adobe Illustrator, you can put words that matter in a custom font that stands out on the page and the screen. Handwriting, tattoos, or graffiti — whatever your typography inspiration — it’s time to make your font a reality.
Finding the right words can be hard and so can finding the right type design. But Illustrator can help you to create a customised font that fits your unique layout and design.
Help your words stand out by using variable fonts in Illustrator. Just choose an existing font with OpenType and adjust the weight, width or slant of type.
Get the exact look you want by drawing freehand in Illustrator or by importing hand-drawn letters or digital art from Adobe Photoshop.
Use Image Trace to transform an imported customised font into an easily edited vector graphic. Tweak it and shape each letter to get the unique look you want.
With third-party plug-ins to help you to finalise and manage fonts, it’s easy to add a new style to your toolbox and apply it to new projects.
What good is a font that’s never used? It’s time to take your typography design out into the world.
Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Fonts let you import customised font designs across Photoshop, InDesign, XD and Premiere Pro.
With Stock assets, you can quickly find inspiration, start new projects and use Stock as a basis for a new customised font.
With some creativity and these simple steps, you can learn to create a new font with Illustrator.
Sketch out the letters by hand.
Scan and vectorise the letters in Illustrator.
Refine and organise the letters to get the exact look you want.
Save the glyph and export it using additional plug-ins
Put that brand-new font to good use in your next design.
Designing customised fonts takes time and practice, but these tutorials can help you to get a step ahead.
Before creating a customised font for a design, learn how to add, format and style text in Illustrator projects.
See more ›
Practice drawing with the Pen tool in Illustrator and prepare to sketch the shapes that form the basis of customised typography.
Master the art of customised fonts by modifying and finalising vector letter graphics in this tutorial.
Adobe Illustrator Single App
Get Illustrator as part of Creative Cloud for just €24,79/mo inclusive of VAT
Creative Cloud All Apps
Get Illustrator and the entire collection of creative apps for just €61,99/mo. inclusive of VAT
Learn more ›
Industry-leading creative apps with simple licence management and easy deployment. Starting at €29,99/mo excluding VAT
Learn more › | Buy now ›
Photography. Video. Design. UX. If you can dream it, you can do it with Creative Cloud.
Learn more ›
Adobe Stock gives you access to millions of images, graphics and videos available right inside Illustrator. Try a free month and download up to 10 high-res images.
Your first month is free.
Selecting a region changes the language and/or content on Adobe.com.