Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying fonts, part of Font Management Essential Training.
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…From time to time you may find yourself in…the situation of needing to identify a particular font.…Maybe you're trying to match the look of something you see in print or on the web,…or maybe you want to find a font that looks…like another one you don't have for some reason.…Fortunately there are some great websites that can help you identify mystery fonts.…I have a few of them open here in my browser, so, let's check them out.…The first one here is the what the font section of myfonts.com.…Here you can either upload an image of a font or the URL of an image.…
In either case, pay attention to the tips below to get best results.…I'll choose to upload a file.…And on my desktop I have mystery_font.png, which looks like this.…I'll click Choose, and Continue. I'll scroll down and in the…character section I can confirm or correct each character that has been identified.…And you'll get…much better results here if the letters aren't touching in your image.…These ones are all correct, so I'll click continue.…And here are my results.…
- What is a font?
- Understanding TrueType, PostScript, and OpenType fonts
- Using web fonts
- Understanding what fonts come with your computer
- Purchasing fonts
- Activating and deactivating fonts
- Installing fonts
- Using Mac Font Book or Suitcase Fusion
- Choosing font management software
- Identifying fonts
- Creating fonts in InDesign