Make the most of Match Font

The 2015.5 release of Photoshop CC marks the debut of Match Font, a nifty new feature that makes it a snap to identify fonts in posters, stamps, pictures, and more. Putting image analysis to good use, it suggests licensed fonts on your computer or from Typekit that are similar to the font in an image.

Using this new feature is rather easy. Simply select the area of the image containing the text with the font and then choose Type > Match Font. Photoshop lists fonts similar to the one in the selected text.

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Useful tips

On forums and elsewhere, we’ve been asked if we’re aware of any best practices for using Match Font. We’ve compiled the brief list below:

  • If the image requires perspective straightening or correction, complete that step before you choose Type > Match Font.
  • Draw the selection box, such that it includes just a single line of text.
  • Closely crop the selection box to the left and right edges of the text.
  • Select a single typeface and style. Don’t mix typefaces and styles in a selection.

That’s it. Let us know if these pointers helped. If you have more questions about this feature or other features in Photoshop CC 2015.5, refer to these resources: