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Aug 06, 2010 Aug 06, 2010

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Can I use the fonts supplied with Photoshop to design a book cover for publication. This is a commercial use, is this OK.

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Aug 06, 2010 Aug 06, 2010

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Ken,

If the font is not sent along with the artwork, yes; you may embed it in a PDF, or Layer > Type > Convert to Shapes in Photoshop.

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Thanks

Would this be the same if i sent a jpg to the publishers. Sorry to be naive its the first time I have been asked to do this type of work.

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Ken

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You are welcome, Ken.

With a JPEG you reduce everything to a set of pixels, so yes.

But be aware that JPEG is a lossy format: whatever is done to it will reduce its quality.

Which formats do they accept?

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All the fonts provided with (i.e., "bundled" with) Adobe applications have licenses that allow for embedding in PDF or EPS files.

If you are doing a book cover in Photoshop (not the best tool for that, but doable), to achieve the highest quality output for printing, you should save as a PDF file making sure that you keep text as text (i.e., don't flatten any layers). When you save as PDF, the text remains text, fonts used by the text are embedded in the PDF file, and vector shapes remain as vector. These factors will yield the highest quality for either subsequent display or printing of the content.

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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I could not agree more, Dov.

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Hi both Dov and Jacob

Thank you both very much for your very helpful advice.

Best Regards

Ken

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