Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications

Typekit fonts not showing up

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.
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.

Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up

If Typekit fonts are not showing up in Adobe Applications then it’s either because 1.) you need to enable Adobe fonts in the Creative Cloud settings, or 2.) you don’t have Creative Cloud running.

The following video tutorial will walk you through the process of getting your Typekit fonts to populate in Adobe applications:

Continue on for the written instructions.

Step 1: 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

Step 2: Make Sure Fonts Are Synced

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.

Step 3: Ensure That Creative Cloud is Running

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 that it performs 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.


As much as we may love Typekit, getting it to sync up with our Adobe apps can be challenging sometimes. If you’ve followed these steps and you’re still having problems with Typekit fonts not showing up, simply leave a comment below and I’ll see if there’s anything else that can be done to help.

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16 thoughts on “Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications

  1. I’m still having trouble syncing the typekit. It will show up in AI but not photoshop. In PS it is ONLY giing me italics versions of the font I need to use. HALP!

    1. I’ll look into it, but unless I can replicate the problem myself then I’m not positive I can find a fix. Thanks for the heads up though!

    2. Having same issue. Can’t get activated fonts via Adobe Fonts to appear in my character/font list in Illustrator.

      1. I was just having this issue and I had to sign out and sign back in to my Creative Cloud. Hope that helps!

  2. Hi!

    Thank you for this. I was really hoping that would solve my issue, unfortunately it did not. I am still having the font warning and unable to find/use the fonts I need.

    What other possible reasons could there be for this issue?


  3. I just recently installed a new font, Fish Fingers for an icon request for someone on Tumblr. The font shows up correctly in windows word but does not in photoshop. I have tried restarting my computer, and that did not seem to change anything.

  4. The same issue of not opening fonts in the photoshop recently has happend to me, An important reason for not opening newly downloaded fonts is an update which has to be check, Photoshop has released an update, you have to make sure that you have install it in your photoshop. otherwise the only reason for not appearing the font in Photoshop the corrupt font, the OS font cache is corrupted & the OS font API’s are broken, while it seems it can appear in other apps.

    Here’s the step by step tutorial for enable the fonts:

    No 1 Solution: Update your adobe Photoshop to the most recent version

    1. Choosing from Help > Updates (this is the preferred update method).

    2. Now you need to update your adobe photoshop from the Adobe official website.

    No 2 Solution: Turn off your adobe photoshop font Preview in the preferences.

    1. Choosing Type > Font Preview Size.

    2. Select None.

    I hope this will be help

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