Develop your new favorite font design.
With Adobe Illustrator, you can put words that matter in a custom font or typeface that stands out on the page and the screen. Serif or sans serif fonts, handwriting, or tattoos — whatever your typography inspiration — it’s time to make your font a reality.
Build out your ideas.
With third-party plug-ins to help you finalize and manage fonts, it’s easy to add a new style to your toolbox and apply it to new graphic design projects.
Import your favorites.
Use your font creation — or choose from over 17,000 high-quality fonts you can activate from Adobe Fonts — across the Adobe Creative Cloud in Photoshop, XD, or Premiere Pro.
Sync with Adobe Stock.
With Stock assets, you can quickly find inspiration, start new projects, and use Stock as a basis for a new custom font.
How to make a font.
With some creativity and these simple steps, you can learn to create a new font with Illustrator.
- Draw it:
Sketch out the letters by hand.
- Import it:
Scan and vectorize the letters in Illustrator to capture the distinct line length, ascenders, and descenders.
- Tweak it:
Refine and organize the letters to get the exact look, readability, and kerning you want.
- Save it:
Save the glyph and export it using additional plug-ins.
- Use it:
Put that brand-new font to good use in your next design.
Start with the basics.
Before creating a custom font for a design, learn how to add, format, and style text in Illustrator projects.
Practice pen precision.
Practice drawing with the Pen tool in Illustrator, and prepare to sketch the shapes that form the basis of custom typography.