Typography is both a beautiful and frustrating part of graphic design. If used correctly, typefaces have the potential to make a big impact. The opposite, however, is true. This is why we have compiled a list of the best Photoshop typefaces.
How to Choose the Right Font Family
We recommend that you read the explanation if you’re not familiar with typography. This will make it easier to understand what we are talking about in the remainder of the article.
The Best Built In Photoshop Fonts
You have many choices when it comes to choosing the right font family. Adobe Photoshop is equipped with many typefaces, which are great for any occasion. We’ve tried to choose the best.
1. Times New Roman
We start with Times New Roman. Are you looking to find a typeface that is both easy to read and not too flashy? Times New Roman might be your best choice. It’s one of the most popular typefaces available, and Photoshop did a great job by including it with the program.
Times New Roman was originally created in the 1920s and is widely used in newspapers, magazines, and book body text. It is well-liked for its readability and universal accessibility across digital programs.
Baskerville, a classic typeface that Photoshop includes, is a slimmer, slightly lighter version of Times New Roman. It has the same easy-to-read appearance and conservative use. You won’t need much space to apply it.
Baskerville can also be used as a text for your header, even though it is less popular than Times New Roman. It is also beautiful on a larger scale.
3. American Typewriter
Do you need a slab serif font to work well with the body text of a paragraph? You want something more casual than Times New Roman. The American Typewriter is the perfect solution to this problem. It can give your documents a vintage look.
4. Edwardian Script ITC
We’ve covered the basics. But what if we want a font with a cursive script look?
Photoshop has a few options, but the Edwardian Script ITC, an elegant and balanced typeface, is the best. It looks great on wedding invitations as well as thank-you cards and party invites.
This one is not recommended for body text. It’s not as legible and clear as the others on this list.
Not all fonts will have the same “classic” look, and you don’t want them to.
You might be looking for a web-friendly font, that works well on mobile devices, or that adheres to current design trends. Montserrat is one of the most versatile typefaces. Its bold and broad letters make it great for titles or headings.
This font is not recommended for body text. Its large size makes it a space hog.
6. Century Gothic
Century Gothic is a sans serif typeface. It has a cleaner, lighter line weight than Montserrat. It’s great for titles and headings. If you’re careful, it can also be used to create short paragraphs. Century Gothic will not allow you to read paragraphs that are too long.
There are so many fonts that it is difficult to choose which one you like best. Personal taste can also play a part in this decision. Helvetica is the best choice if you are looking for a modern typeface that will work with all designs, including professional reports and travel brochures.
Helvetica is a well-known font that’s known for its versatility, legibility, and readability. It can be used for titles, headers, and body text. The letters are spaced so perfectly that it is difficult to change your design after it has been applied.
You may need a lively typeface to advertise. Phosphate, a bold, wide typeface for poster headlines that grab attention, is one of Photoshop’s best choices. We wouldn’t recommend it for body text due to its large size but it’s great as a title font.
9. Bauhaus 93
Are you looking for a decorative font with a personality that is friendlier than Phosphate, but still has a lot of character? Bauhaus 93 will work. Like it’s a heavier brother, Bauhaus 93 is large and bold. It’s best for headlines on brochures and posters.
Braggadocio, a bold and hyper-stylized typeface that immediately draws attention to Photoshop’s san-serif design, is one of the best. It can be used for titles that have a retro look but only use sparingly. Too much can make your text difficult.
The Best Adobe Fonts for Photoshop
Adobe Fonts may be the answer if Photoshop’s built-in kit doesn’t have what you need. There are thousands to choose from and you can load them all into Photoshop in just one click. Apart from Adobe Fonts, there are many other sites that can help you locate free fonts based solely on your appearance.
Adobe Fonts allows you to activate any font within Photoshop. You can either use the search bar to locate specific fonts, scroll down, and click Browse Fonts. After you’ve found the font you desire, click Activate font. This will allow you to use the font in Photoshop or any other Creative Cloud app.
If you have multiple font weights to load, you will also see activate X Fonts on the top left. This option lets you load all font weights at once, instead of switching between them.
Oswald, a sans-serif font, is the first to be introduced. Oswald’s distinctive typeface shines in headers or hero texts, but it is also a solid choice for a small copy that you want the reader to notice (e.g., a list with features).
Oswald looks great with a range of colors.
Google’s Quicksand font feels smooth and welcoming. To fill your page with visually appealing content, you can use it in either long- or short-form paragraphs. Or bold it to place at the top of your page as a heading. It’s a versatile font and looks good wherever it’s placed.
Roboto has steadily gained popularity online, and it is easy to see why. Roboto is a casual Friday at work. It’s professional and yet it feels relaxed. Roboto is a modern version of a traditional font. It’s easy to read and links sentences well.
Amatic, a more stylized option for headers that tell stories, is an excellent choice. Amatic will instantly change the mood in your composition, giving it a more personal feel. This is great for header texts that relate to your audience on topics that matter to you.
Courier is a great option for adding technological elements to your piece. Courier font is preferred by programmers. You can use Courier (or another variation) to add code blocks to your piece. If the style requires it, you can also use it as paragraph content. But there are many better options for headings and large text.
You have probably seen this font before. Merriweather font is elegant, versatile, and appropriate. You can use it as header text, to clearly convey a message or draw attention to a large quote. You can use it to fill up a page without it looking cluttered or overwhelming.
17. Cooper Black
Cooper Black is header text and title text. This font exclaims: “Hey, take a look!” Let me read you! Keep in mind, however, that it’s not well-suited to long-form text.
Cooper Black, in controlled amounts, is the attention grabber you are looking for. You can break up long paragraphs with H3 text, but it should be used sparingly.
Asap’s simple design works best when it is used in paragraphs and short messages. To create a uniform appearance, words flow smoothly from one to the next.
Coquette is elegant and simple. It works well as a header text or short description text. The numerals, however, are a bit of a surprise. Coquette is a great way to create a unique atmosphere in your design by adding restaurant prices or phone numbers.
This font may be used in combination with other bold fonts in your design.
20. Rooney Sans
Rooney Sans makes fantastic logo text. It’s easy to read, eye-catching and classy. It’s important to use just a small amount, as too much can make it look tense.
This font is perfect for t-shirt designs as it can read large words from afar.
What is the best Photoshop typeface?
You’ve now been introduced to the typefaces available with Photoshop and Adobe Fonts. It’s time to try them all to find one that suits you best.
Design is subjective. You might find fonts that work better for your documents that didn’t make it onto this list. We recommend looking through all of them and deciding which one works best for your needs.
If you don’t like the selections in this typography list, you can search for other typeface sites and download them free of charge.