It has been a great time since the font system appeared in the text editors of personal computers. You need to simply go the font setting in any text editor (i.e., Microsoft Word), and see hundreds of default fonts provided by your OS which can be changed on-the-fly along with the size, style and weight. New fonts can be installed easily as well, provided you have enough energy and passion for downloading the fonts. Font system proved to be a successful due to its systematic approach, and thus it was integrated in pretty much every text editor. Photoshop followed the same trend despite being a image manipulation software, and allowed its users to use any font they want, including the default ones the Photoshop package contains and the other fonts that users can download from the internet. It can be a great hassle to find good professional fonts, as there are several websites and hundreds of fonts to choose from, but many of them are quite expensive, and the free ones aren’t good enough for people’s particular needs. Thus, we have researched the different fonts market on the internet and collected some fonts, which we strongly believe would be enough to satisfy whatever Photoshop fonts need our readers have.
The emphasis will be put on its application to “Typography” when we highlight the fonts, although these fonts can be used for other styles as well. Following are some of the carefully selected Photoshop fonts:
17 Best Photoshop Fonts For Typographers
1. Stone Harbour Brush Font
Imagine yourself seeing several greeting cards with text written on all of them in a way that resembles the text written with brush / markers, and thus fooling you to believe whether it isn’t digital graphics designing, but a real one. Thankfully, the Creativemarket already supports such fonts. This font package supports multiple languages, and can be used in the default text editors of the OS (except the extra 141 characters). It’s a great font package for giving you a brushed effect, as if the letters were painted or/and brushed. It’s very suitable for graffiti designers who want to harness their skills in Photoshop through professional and good-looking Photoshop fonts. Apart from the 18 fonts in the package, you also get 12 awesome looking splatters and 12 bonus free photos.
2. Massive Font Bundle
These fonts are hand-drawn style Photoshop fonts, meaning the author has drawn the fonts on paper first, and then scanned the papers and converted them into digital formats. These fonts are perfect for logos, posters, apparel, wedding invitations, beer labels & many other combinations! In order to validate its professionalism, just look at the screenshots provided by the author and see how he / she carefully used the certain templates to highlight the best features. Within a single package, you get 12 Fonts Files within a single package! It’s called “Massive” for a reason! They are selling these fonts with 85% off for 2016, so grab the opportunity and buy the cool fonts!
3. The Typographer’s Toolbox
This package contains 16 handlettering-aholic and brushed photoshop fonts. This font package is highly recommended for lettering, sketching, painting and drawing, as the fonts have been designed by carefully observing the commonly used brushes for the aforementioned categories and then simulating them through Photoshop fonts. The fonts also look very user-friendly and gives calming effect to the eyes. There is a symmetry in the characters, the style and color, as if those dots are created solely for such fonts.
4. Logo Creation Kit Bundle Edition
5. Mammoth Watercolour for Illustrator
Although, these fonts are designed for Illustrator, it works seamlessly as Photoshop fonts too. It’s a huge collection of vector graphics, fonts, watercolors, foil, patterns, paper and splatters. This package is designed to make a point that you don’t need to pick up the brush in order to be a painter artist! It has 500 vector elements, 63 swatches, 12 Hand-lettered fonts, 8 foils, 6 pattern swatches, splatters and few design secrets, all within a single package! In my opinion, single packages with multiple elements are enough for new starters who are just beginning in graphics designing.
6. Caleigh Script Font with Bonus
7. Tuesday Script
8. Creative & Grunge Fonts Megabundle
This package has 12 font families with 50 fonts in three styles: vintage, retro and grunge style. It also has some graphics extras in a package. These fonts are great for highly colorful paintings or invitations cards, as these professional fonts for Photoshop provide enough incentive to create magnificent work to impress the audience.
9. Octavia Script
10. HandCrafters Font Bundle
This package includes 13 Premium Font Families with over 30 individual fonts. Apart from the fonts, it also has over 100 hand drawn vectors, several bonus glyphs, multilingual support, custom brushes, swashes, ink splatters, watercolor and gold foil patterns within a single package! These fonts are created using the snapshots of characters painted through original brush / pens.
It’s a new fresh and modern script with a very unique calligraphy-style. This package contains decorative characters and a dancing baseline. It works great on invitation cards, greeting cards, branding materials, business cards, quotes and posters. It has several OpenType features, such as, Stylistic Sets, Contextual Alternates, and Ligature. It can be used in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
12. Moku26 Typeface
13. Ariadne Family
14. Vanilla Daisy Script
15. Mostter Script
16. Northshire Script
17. Northshire Script
Difference between Typeface and Fonts
You might be wondering why I used “Typeface” in some places, and “fonts” in other places, and got the curiosity to ask the difference between them. Well, let me assure you, there isn’t much difference between Typeface and Fonts, and most of the times, people use it interchangeably and even type experts think that it’s okay to use them interchangeably, however, semantically they can be quite different at times. We thought that it would be great to eliminate the confusion in our readers’ mind once and for all, so that it makes it easier to purchase fonts for Photoshop. Let’s learn about the distinction!
Typeface vs Font
A font is a subset of Typeface with a particular style, weight and size. In the old days, there were typewriters with metal blocks of all the alphabets of a given language. Typeface describes those metal blocks that typewriters had and which had been designed with the same basic design principles. Fonts, on the hand, are the letters that are printed / typed on pages, who had different weight and size (depending on the size of pages). In the modern text editors, typeface and font is confused, as those editors focus on the look and not the actual mechanism. For instance, “Arial” in the text editors (i.e., Microsoft Word) is actually a typeface itself (although it can be found in the section of “fonts”, as eventually it is talking about style, weight and size), however, Regular (or Italic, Bold, etc.) Arial 12 is a font as it combines the typeface with defining attributes!
Designer of Proxima Nova, Mark Simonson, said the following about the distinction:
“The physical embodiment of a collection of letters, numbers, symbols, etc. (whether it’s a case of metal pieces or a computer file) is a font. When referring to the design of the collection (the way it looks) you call it a typeface.” – Mark Simonson
So, in a nutshell:
- Font is a subset of Typeface.
- Font describes the style, weight and size of the character-set in Typefaces.
- Typefaces are designed, and fonts are made.
- Typeface is mechanism, while the font is look.