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Is there a way to organize or group fonts inside Photoshop?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 04, 2024 Apr 04, 2024

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I work in Photoshop a lot, every single day, for the past 25 years. And I keep getting lost with over 500+ fonts in Photoshop (and Illustrator). Is there a way to organize them or group them into folders? Maybe like my favorite fonts for each topic or style that I design in, or maybe themed fonts? It’s quite time-consuming and counter-productive to have to scroll through 500+ of them each time (and the preview is so tiny too!). I also would like the ability to have FONT PAIRS (or font groups) that go together in folders. There should be a way to group fonts per my liking. Is there one? I'm on a Mac.

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Apr 04, 2024 Apr 04, 2024

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You can favorite your fonts using the star to the left of the font name in the list:

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Currently there are no options to custom organize beyond this.

 

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Apr 04, 2024 Apr 04, 2024

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thank you 🙂 I really wish there was! they should make it 🙂

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Apr 04, 2024 Apr 04, 2024

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Have you seen this in the beta forum Anna?

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-beta-discussions/new-feature-enhanced-font-browser-is-now-i...

 

It's still in beta right now obviously, but for Pete to have announced, it should be coming to full release soon.  

Would a font manager like Suitcase (now called Extensis Connect) make life easier for you?  I've never used a fonts manager myself, and ISTR Suitcase causing issues some years ago, so do some research before taking that route.

 

I just checked, and I have 203 files in my Windows 11 Fonts folder, so well short of your 500, and I thought I was a bit of a collector!

 

Are you sure your fonts are working at optimum?  Check out the Fonts Troubleshooter and see if that helps.  Pete, the Adobe employee who started the new font features thread, often susggests deleting the fonts cache, which will force a rebuild and maybe speed it up.

 

Good luck, and please let us know how you get on.

 

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Apr 04, 2024 Apr 04, 2024

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Just remembered something else I was going to mention, and that is to leave fonts on Adobe Fonts (Typkit as was).  AF has some good search tools if you have a decent internet connection.

 

Do you know you can use shorcuts when looking for fonts?  

You can start typing in the font field bo it and it will filter out everything but bold italics. 

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thank you 🙂 

still really wish there was a way to do that in Photoshop, w/out having to leave it

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Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

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Well you probably have a better than average chance of influencing changes they are making to font management .  Head over to Pete's thread in the beta forum and tell him what you'd like to see.  How organising fonts could be better for you?  

 

For me, it's being able to search so I rename some of my .abr brush groups so they list alphabetically.  If you 

have the right groups in the main right click menu when using the brush, you can search, and with Kyle Webster's Megapac having around 700 presets, that search bar is crucial. Same thing with the Styles, Patterns, Shapes and Gradients.  The new panels all have search bars and they make all the difference.

 

We can't rename fonts though, because there are 30 million Photoshop users who need to identify fonts by the same names.  The extended filter list below applies to More Fonts which are on Adobe servers, so we are stuck with their names and catagories, but it might be nice to be able to edit those categorie filters for the fonts we downlooad.  Have you got any ideas.  If so, lay them out for Pete Green.

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May 18, 2024 May 18, 2024

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I just wanted to come and say, I've felt this frustration and I went and created a solution.

Fontshelf.com allows you to FINALLY group fonts in Adobe Photoshop.

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