PHOTOSHOP - Organize fonts with Custom Groups

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For many graphic designers we have hundreds and thousands of fonts installed on our computers and finding the right one for each project is very important.   The new sorting system is great, being able to star your favorite fonts is awesome and find similar fonts is good too.  But sometimes its not enough.   What I've been wanting to figure out how to do for years is make a custom group of fonts, then as I'm selecting my font for a Zombie movie poster (for example) I can sort through my Grunge group or a Scary Font Group.

Reading briefly through other peoples similar questions on forums, this sounds like it would be a very useful tool.   It wouldnt be hard to add, it would just need to be another drop down menu within the fonts menu and you could have a "Groups" button.   A place where you can create a new group of fonts and add the desired fonts to that group. 

For every project, the perfect font can make all the difference on the quality and effectiveness of the image.   What I usually do is type my text, select the font menu and scroll until I find one that makes sense with the rest of the image.   With this grouping option, less time would be spent toggling through hundreds of fonts.

And if having the option to add and remove from groups is too heavy of a load for the font menu, maybe to edit the groups you could go into the Type section of the menu bar and all editing could be done in there.

I've been trying to get this for years!   I've tried changing file names in their individual properties so my Bold Fonts would be B.Dozer   B.Gaurdians  B.BoomBox  and Grunge would get G.28Days and so on but changing the downloaded fonts makes it unusable in Photoshop.  So with the in program grouping system, fonts can be grouped without damaging the fonts file.   I was excited to see the classes option but it doesnt look like theres an easy way to rename the fonts class and create new classes like what is needed.

I create marketing materials and ads for a large company and I use Photoshop almost 8 hours a day getting paid by the design.   If this new button could be added it would allow me to make designs quicker I could do more with my time and get paid more :)

Thanks for the consideration I love that you guys are willing to listen and take suggestions.


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Ben Bodrero

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  • Hopeful that this can become a thing!!

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