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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fine Tune your Font Selections!

Once I was in a PD where they asked us what our super power is. We went around and said things like "Masterful Mediator" or "Powerful Procrastinator". But one person said "Font-Man"... by which he meant he could pick the perfect font for any occasion. Not only did I find this hilarious, but incredibly useful. I have a few friends like this... Carolyn Skibba can name a font just by looking at it. I would love to have this super power. I spend way, way too much time selecting the just-right font for that presentation, invitation or poster. Now that I've found the Google Fonts site, I too can be Font-Man!! Err.. or Font-Woman.

The Google Fonts site is simple, it's a font selector. It allows you to toggle the settings you desire for Thickness, Slant and Width. It even allows you to type your own "sample text" and see a single word, paragraph or a poster. I've already updated several projects with fine-tuned fonts in the past few minutes.

Check it out and see if this saves some time and improves some aesthetics for you as well!

1 comment:

  1. Do you know about SKYFONTS? Did we talk about this? It's an application you can install on your Mac or PC that syncs the Google Fonts you choose to your computer so you can use those Google Fonts in Mac/PC applications like Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word, etc if needed. I did a DEMO SLAM on this a while back: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gJt2I0Ny2LaIy-aGXjF0RO8fmauYtEfCivC01ZOmOcc/edit#slide=id.p