Font and centre.
Filmmakers and videographers can impart personality into their projects such as a unique setting, the type of shots they use and the characters they choose to highlight. The style of onscreen text is a subtle — but just as effective — way to display your originality. If a font in the wild catches your eye and it becomes inspiration for part of your next video project, Premiere Pro can help you to get started.
As part of your Adobe Creative Cloud membership, you can access a catalogue of thousands of free fonts and use them across all your favourite Adobe apps, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Acrobat and Photoshop. Can’t find what you need in Adobe Fonts? You can also install fonts from third-party websites and developers.
Two ways to write a new chapter in your font book.
Formerly called Typekit, Adobe Fonts is a library featuring more than 14,000 free fonts at your disposal across many Adobe apps. Browse the collection to find preset fonts that match the mood of your clip.
Find and choose your own.
If you want more options, you’re not limited to just what Adobe Fonts has to offer. You can install fonts from other sources, like OpenType — a font file format jointly developed by Microsoft and Adobe that works on Mac and Windows. Simply download them onto your desktop as zip files and they will be automatically added to your library for later use. While many third-party fonts are free, some font types require a purchase before you can apply them to your work.
What you need to get started.
Once you’ve found a font you like, it’s easy to bring your selection into your projects. Before you begin, ensure the following:
- You understand the end-user licence agreement (EULA) and have the proper rights and licences for usage.
- You’re using either a TrueType (TTF) or OpenType (OTF) font file.
- Your new font does not surpass 512 MB.
If you’ve checked all those boxes, you’re ready to take your text to the next level.
How to add and remove fonts.
- Open the Creative Cloud app on your desktop.
- In the upper-right corner, click the Fonts icon (marked by an f) to open the fonts window.
- Click Browse More Fonts. You’ll be directed to Adobe Fonts, either in-app or the website.
- Once you’re there, browse from thousands of ready-to-use fonts. When you’ve found one or two (or six) that have caught your eye, toggle the Activate Fonts button to incorporate them into Creative Cloud.
- Click OK to acknowledge the EULA for the font and activate it for use in Creative Cloud.