Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications

Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Your Adobe Typekit fonts not showing up in Illustrator, Photoshop, or any other Adobe application is most likely due to one of two reasons: 1.) you don’t have the Adobe Creative Cloud application running in the background, or 2.) the Creative Cloud application is running, but your preferences are not set to sync Typekit fonts with your installed applications. Let’s explore.

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Just an FYI, you may think you need to restart whatever application you’re using (whether it be Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc.) in order for this to work, but you don’t. You can safely keep your applications running the entire time.

Open Creative Cloud

First we’ll need to launch the Adobe Creative Cloud application. Once it’s open, click on the 3 little circles in the top right of the window and click on Preferences. Then click on the Creative Cloud tab, then the Fonts tab.

Creative Cloud preferences

Once you’re in the fonts tab, you’ll see an option titled “Enable Adobe Fonts”. This is the feature that allows Typekit fonts to be synced up with your Creative Cloud applications, and it must be enabled in order for your Typekit fonts to populate in the software. If the box isn’t checked, go ahead and check it. Problem solved. Your fonts should now be ready.

If the box is already checked but your fonts still aren’t appearing, the likely problem is that you didn’t have the Creative Cloud application running in the background.

Now that it’s running, you should be good to go. Go ahead and recheck to see if your font is there. Once you click on the fonts list you should notice it perform a very subtle refresh, at which point the newly-installed font should be placed at the top of the list. Don’t make the mistake I made of looking for it in alphabetical order.

Video Tutorial

I put together a brief 2 minute tutorial demonstrating how it works at the top of this post. If this doesn’t work or you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a question below. As always, thanks for watching!

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Nick Saporito

Nick Saporito is a Philadelphia-based graphic designer who specializes in branding-specific design. A full portfolio and information regarding services offered can be found at LogosByNick.com.

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