By John Surdakowski,
Sep 17, 2012

Web Font Plugin For Photoshop by Extensis

Web Font Plugin For Photoshop by Extensis

Why the Web Font Plugin is awesome!

Extensis just released a new plugin for Photoshop called “Web Font Plugin For Photoshop.” Basically, you install this plugin, and you have access to your entire Suitcase Fusion Library. As well as access to Google Web Fonts and Web INK (account needed for Web INK).

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From The Company Website

The easy way to mock-up a web site using Web Fonts. Finally.

The Web Font Plug-in for Photoshop® CS5-CS6 lets you design with the same web fonts you will use to ‘go live’. Frankly, it had to be done… so we did it.

The FREE web font plug-in is installed with the current version of Suitcase Fusion 4. To get the plug-in, download and install the trial version of Suitcase Fusion 4.

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Yes, this is really free. The web font plug-in allows you to use WebINK and Google Web Fonts in the creation of website mock-ups in Photoshop.

Using web fonts in our designs is great! The explosion of web typography is really pushing type to a new level. In the past we were only forced to use system fonts. Boring! Or use Flash as a way to deliver custom fonts. Now that we can pretty much use any font available, our options are much more vast.

Font Squirrel and Google Web Fonts are great resources for free web fonts. There are other paid services such as: Web INK or Type Kit (TypeKit is free with adobe creative cloud)

Some of these services let you download the fonts, so you can use them in Photoshop for your designs. But keeping track of all your fonts can be a headache. Plus you need to break your flow by downloading the font, installing it, and sometime re-starting photoshop.

This tool is great because you do not need to download the font. Just activate it right from Photoshop! Check it out, and let me know what you think.