4 methods for adding fonts in Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe fonts homepage showing different fonts
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It used to be easy. Your fonts were in a folder somewhere and used activation software (the word 'suitcase' meant something quite different to graphic designers than it did to holidaymakers) to activate and deactivate for use fonts with a click.

If you use the Creative Cloud apps today (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and countless others) working with fonts is very different. There are several methods to access and activate fonts, but which is best, and what's actually happening on your system (and beyond) when you use them? 

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Drew Turney

After growing up knowing he wanted to change the world, Drew realised it was easier to write about other people changing it instead. He has experience writing about everything from pop culture to technology and everything in between, and has been published in media both on and offline all over the world.