How To Add Fonts To Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful vector graphics software used by designers across the globe. One of its most cherished features is the ability to import and use different typefaces. This article will guide you on how to add fonts to Adobe Illustrator, making it possible for you to create designs with a unique touch.

Downloading Fonts

Before we get into how to add them to Adobe Illustrator, you need to have some fonts to work with. There are numerous websites where you can download free and premium fonts. Some of the most popular include DaFont, Google Fonts, and Font Squirrel.

Installing Fonts on Your Computer

Once you’ve downloaded your preferred font, it needs to be installed on your computer. The method of installation depends on your operating system.

For Windows Users:

Locate the font file (usually a .ttf or .otf file format) in your downloads. Right-click on the file and select the Install option. Your computer will handle the rest.

For MacOS Users:

Double-click on the downloaded font file and click on the Install Font button in the pop-up window.

Once you’ve installed your font on your computer, it should be automatically available in all programs that use system fonts, including Adobe Illustrator. However, if you had Illustrator open during the font installation, you might need to restart it for the new font to appear.

Adding Fonts Directly to Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CC also allows users to add fonts directly through Adobe Fonts (previously known as Typekit). Here’s how:

Step 1: Navigate to the Character menu. This can be found in the Properties panel when you have the Type tool selected.

Step 2: Click on the font drop-down. It’s the first option in the Character menu.

Step 3: At the top of the drop-down, click on the option to add fonts from Adobe Fonts.

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Step 4: On the Adobe Fonts website, browse or search for fonts. Click the toggle button to activate the font. It will then be available in Adobe Illustrator.

Wrapping Up

Adding new fonts to Adobe Illustrator is a straightforward process, whether you’re importing them from your system or directly from Adobe Fonts. With a world of fonts at your disposal, you’re sure to find the perfect typeface for your next design project.