Find Similar Fonts, On-Canvas Glyphs, and Font Match in Photoshop CC (15.5)

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Watch as Julieanne Kost demonstrates the new features and enhancements made to the Type tools in Photoshop CC including the ability to find similar fonts in the Adobe Typekit Library, apply on-canvas alternate glyphs, and use Font Match to identify similar typefaces in photos.

Note: you don’t have to create the type layer first like I did when using Match Font, I just wanted to quickly see the results on a type layer.

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Posted on 06-21-2016


  • By Lucille van Ommering - 7:40 PM on June 25, 2016  

    I’ve been trying for hours to get the type to change glyphs on individual letters. It will either not provide any alternative letter font, or freeze the screen requiring me to restart PS.

  • By Andrew Griffiths - 2:11 AM on June 30, 2016  

    Experiencing the same. Doesn’t provide any alternate glyphs, in fact suggests completely incorrect letters. Also, how do we get to the floating glyphs panel you demo?

    • By Julieanne Kost - 9:50 AM on July 1, 2016  

      The Glyphs panel can be selected from the Windows menu. The floating glyphs panel appears as long as the font that you have selected has glyphs. Maybe the font that you have selected doesn’t have any alternate characters? Or, I’ve also found that if I start with really small text (6 points for example), and then use free transform to make it larger, the “hot-spot” for accession the onscreen glyphs selector seems small. To avoid this, instead of transforming my type, I just enter in a new point size form the Options bar or the Character Panel.