just an old-fashioned girl

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Create Your Own Font Browser

I was looking through my fonts this morning when it struck me that the preview in Photoshop is far too small to be of much use in choosing the perfect font for a layout. Add to that the fact that I´m constantly adding to the collection without paying any attention to the name of the fonts and it´s not surprising that I can never find them again without a lot of trial and error. After a frustrating half hour of trying out one unsuitable font after another I was about to give up when I stumbled upon the ideal solution. It´s so easy I´m amazed I didn´t think of it before and just had to share it with you. So, for all the other disorganised font addicts HERE´S how to go from this...

...to this
with no effort at all!


  1. You KNOW I'm another font addict and I appreciate this really easy tip!

  2. What a great idea! I gave it a try and it worked GREAT! I can't tell you how much time I have wasted looking for fonts in the past! Thanks a million! Great tip!

  3. Hey...thanks! This works with my DIS2006 program as well. Played a while and found tons of fonts I forgot I even had and some I don't even remember having.