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Tutorial: Enhancing Your Titles Using Adobe Typekit with Adobe Premiere Pro

If you're already a monthly paying Creative Cloud member on a complete or single-app plan, you have access to the Adobe Typekit, a full library of fonts that you can download and sync to use with your Adobe applications. In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate how to use it with Adobe Premiere Pro.

In this brief tutorial, we’ll explore Adobe Typekit and how you can use it in Premiere Pro video projects. The Adobe Typekit is plugin program that ships with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. If you’re already a monthly paying Creative Cloud member on a complete or single-app plan, you have access to the Adobe Typekit. Essentially, the Typekit is a full library of fonts that you can download and sync to use with your Adobe applications. In this tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to use it with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Accessing Adobe Typekit Fonts

In Figure 1 (below) you can see the example project I’ll be using for this tutorial. I have a Premiere Pro project open and I’ve added some video and copy to a timeline. I’d like to jazz up the type in this video and give it more of a postcard look. I’ll accomplish this by using the massive library available on the Adobe Typekit.

Figure 1. Here’s the title we’ll be jazzing up.

To access Adobe Typkeit fonts, open the Title editor for your text in Premiere Pro, and choose Title > Add Fonts from Typekit (Figure 2, below).

Figure 2. Accessing Adobe Typekit from the Title editor

This will launch Adobe Typekit in your web browser (Figure 3, below). Once you’re signed in with your Adobe log in, you have the option to browse the library or search for specific font families you'd like to use. As you can see by scrolling down the page, there are a lot of options to choose from.

Figure 3. Adobe Typekit opens in your web browser. Click the image to see it at full size.

Make sure you’ve enabled the Sync option under the Availability section (Figure 4, below). This should be turned on if you launch Typekit directly from Premiere Pro. Otherwise, you may be seeing fonts that are available only for web use.

Figure 4. Make sure the Sync option is enabled.

Choosing a Font

Once you find a font that you’d like to use, click it to select it. This launches the font, which displays a lot of valuable information for the font, including visual examples (Figure 5, below).

Figure 5. Font launched. Click the image to see it at full size.

One of my favorite options is the Type Tester tab, which allows you to enter your own text and see what it looks like (Figure 6, below).

Figure 6. Testing your font in the Type Tester tab.

Next, select the green Use Fonts button, which you can see in the upper-right of Figure 5. The Use This Family dialog box opens (Figure 7, below). Choose the Sync Select Fonts option.

Figure 7. The Use This Family dialog box

Now you should get a message from Adobe saying that your font is being synced via Creative Cloud (Figure 8, below). Save it, and then relaunch the Premiere Pro project in order to see the new font you just added.

Figure 8. Syncing…

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