Photoshop tutorial: How to use Photoshop's new Match Font tool to identify fonts used in photos and designs

How to use Adobe's handy new Match Font tool, which attempts of identify the font used in a selected area of text.

Cant remember which font you used in an old JPEG version of a document? We don't blame you for not wanting to spend a chunk of time scrolling through your font list. 

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Or perhaps you just like the typeface used in a sign you're walking past – so you take a snap on your phone. But what is it?

Luckily, Adobe have just released a brand new feature in Photoshop CC 2015.5 that will help you tell what those fonts are – as long as the fonts are included in Adobe's TypeKit service. If not, it'll try to find a similar match. Read: What's new in Photoshop CC 2016

Photographer Tigz Rice shows us how to use Match Font in three simple steps – from opening the Match Font tool to seamlessly downloading matching fonts from Typekit. 


Open image with type and go to Type > Match Font. 

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Resize capture box over the area of type you want to match as closely as possible. Photoshop will list a selection of suggested fonts already stored on your computer. Click on the font to make it active, or click on the star next to the font to mark it as a favourite for later use. 

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If you click the small box at the bottom of the Match Font window, Photoshop will also suggest fonts available to sync from Typekit. If you like the look of any fonts, click on the cloud symbol to download them seamlessly. 

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