Did you know you can access your system fonts across devices using Adobe Illustrator? Learn how to install fonts to Adobe Illustrator on iPad so you can work seamlessly on both desktop and iPad!
Do you struggle to find the ideal font? It can be frustrating when you have a specific font in mind, but searching for it can take up hours of your time. I, personally, have experienced the challenge of locating the perfect font. So, if you are struggling to find the perfect font, check out this blog post before I teach you how to Install Fonts to Adobe Illustrator on iPad.
How to Install Fonts to Adobe Illustrator or iPad
Adobe offers thousands of fonts to choose from, but you can also install your own fonts into Illustrator on your iPad from free or paid sites, learn about my favorite places to find fonts here.
These fonts are downloaded to your iPad and added to your Creative Cloud Library.
Once the font is in your Creative Cloud library it is available across other Creative Cloud apps. This means you can start a design on your iPad and finish it on your desktop using the same font!
To begin, I’m going to download a font to my iPad.
To begin navigate to the site you’re wanting to download a font from.
Once you’re on the site, go ahead and click the font you want to download and click “Download.”
This popup will appear. Click “Download.”
A circle with an arrow is going to pop up at the top of the screen indicating that the font has been downloaded to my files folders on my iPad.
If this doesn’t pop up, you may need to update your iPad before moving on.
Now, we’re going to add it to Adobe Illustrator! To do this, first select text and tap on the Properties Panel from the taskbar on the right.
Select the Font Family dropdown menu to pull up the Font Panel. At the top of the Font Panel, you’ll see your Fonts.
Click the Plus sign then select Add More.
A popup will appear the first time, click Continue.
Browse your files for the font file and select it.
Click the checkmark in the pop-up window agreeing that you have the rights to use the font, then click Add.
You’ll get a message at the top of your iPad letting you know that the font has been added.
Now, you’ll be able to find your font in the list or by searching using the search icon.
How to Add Fonts to Creative Cloud
One thing I love about Apple products is that you can move from your computer to iPad with ease, but, if you want fonts that are currently on your iPad to be available on your computer, you need to make sure those fonts are added to Creative Cloud.
To do this I’m going to quickly head over to my desktop. First, go to the Creative Cloud App on your desktop. Then click on the Font icon.
On the left is the option to Manage Your Fonts. Select Add Fonts to Creative Cloud.
Next, select the Add More button.
Then Select Files and add fonts from your desktop.
If you’re given an option of different file formats of the font in your zip file, choose the .otf or OpenType Font. These fonts are more advanced and have greater capabilities including scaling, typesetting features, and are of higher quality.
Again you’ll have to confirm you have the rights to use the font, then select Add, then Done to apply your changes.
Once a font is added to your Creative Cloud Library it will be available to use with any of the Creative Cloud applications including Adobe Illustrator for iPad.
If you are looking for the best place to best place to purchase or find free fonts to install on your iPad the , check out this blog post.
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