Inside Photoshop CC 2015.5 a new feature for designers was introduced, Match Font. The idea of match font is to help and identify and find similar fonts from an image or any kind of capture that has no information about the font that was used, then to provide similar fonts for you to use in your own designs. This feature has the ability to save huge amounts of time to create your masterpiece. Let’s take this image below, which I grabbed from my phone camera.
To identify the font and provide a list of similar matched fonts, just place a marque around the font or letters required and let Photoshop CC 2015.5 do the work. In this case ‘ZOO’ is marked and the menu item Type / Match font is selected.
Once ‘Match Font’ runs, the similar fonts will be shown. These fonts can be from Typekit, as well as fonts on your system. If the font that is similar is on Typekit, and it’s not been downloaded to your system yet, then click the cloud download icon and it will be installed on the fly, directly into the desktop applications (without the need to close anything down).
Once the font has been downloaded, it will be available without closing down Photoshop CC.
This feature is a welcome addition to anyone that finds a font in the real world, but would otherwise be tricky to identify, saving you huge amounts of wasted time, and allowing you to get on with your creativity.