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Adobe Font Finder

Fonts. What designer doesn’t have too many? And we are always on the hunt for more.

The internet is a goldmine for fonts, but it’s not always easy to find just the font you’re looking for. It’s always good to have another font tool in your arsenal, and with that in mind we’re giving you a heads up on the Adobe Font Finder.

Adobe’s Font Finder works in a similar fashion to many online font tools, but in this case it’s wrapped into a slick Flash presentation that works fast and looks sharp.

Enter a bit of text for the samples to display in, check a few of the many font options to narrow down your search — and voila!

The fonts I checked out from my initial review of the site all seemed to lead to paid fonts, and clicking on any of the search results will take you to Adobe’s online font store.

Of course, you may want/need to purchase on of these fonts, but it’s also easy enough to use the tool to get some inspiration, or even find a font you may already have buried in your own type collection already.

I’ve included some screenshots below to give you an idea of the range of font attributes you have the ability to search by. They are pretty extensive compared to many of the free font sites I’ve used, but then again they do want you to buy something from them.

Have a great font resource of your own? Please share it with us in the comments section below.

About the Author, George Coghill

George Coghill isa freelance humorous illustrator/cartoonist specializing in mascot cartoon character design & cartoon logos. His cartooning & illustration work can be seen at CoghillCartooning.com and at his cartooning and illustration blog. Be sure to follow me on Twitter here!
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  • john5cole

    Wow….looks like it could be really useful. If not for purchasing fonts but finding fonts in a family that you like…thanks for the tip!

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    For ages I have meant to organise my fonts by style, but a new job always arrives and I put it on the back burner. I spend so much time trying to find that perfect elusive font that it leaves me with less time for the rest of the design.

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk/ Richard Ball

    For ages I have meant to organise my fonts by style, but a new job always arrives and I put it on the back burner. I spend so much time trying to find that perfect elusive font that it leaves me with less time for the rest of the design.

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    Thanks dude.. I used to make banners and cards so I often have need of different kind of fonts and have to do the annoying task of surfing the fonts or creating on my own. But by giving this resource hopefully you have saved my good amount of time and effort.. :)
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    I was still using whatthefont, but probably I'll switch to this one.

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    I decided to try this with 'Papyrus' font in mind.
    There doesn't seem to be an appropriate process of elimination to narrow the field of attributes…..i.e. Is the font tall or short, etc
    I typed Papyrus in keyword search and the result was zero.
    I love Adobe products, but this needs a rethink.

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    No harm that you couldn’t find it. Papyrus is a terrible font.

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