Your Adobe Typekit fonts not showing up in Illustrator, Photoshop, or any other Adobe application is most likely due to one of two reasons: 1.) you don’t have the Adobe Creative Cloud application running in the background, or 2.) the Creative Cloud application is running, but your preferences are not set to sync Typekit fonts with your installed applications. Let’s explore.

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Just an FYI, you may think you need to restart whatever application you’re using (whether it be Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc.) in order for this to work, but you don’t. You can safely keep your applications running the entire time.

Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up

If Typekit fonts are not showing up in Adobe Applications then it’s either because 1.) you need to enable Adobe fonts in the Creative Cloud settings, or 2.) you don’t have Creative Cloud running.
The following video tutorial will walk you through the process of getting your Typekit fonts to populate in Adobe applications:Continue on for the written instructions.

Step 1: Open Creative Cloud

First we’ll need to launch the Adobe Creative Cloud application. Once it’s open, click on the 3 little circles in the top right of the window and click on Preferences. Then click on the Creative Cloud tab, then the Fonts tab.

Step 2: Make Sure Fonts Are Synced

Once you’re in the fonts tab, you’ll see an option titled “Enable Adobe Fonts”. This is the feature that allows Typekit fonts to be synced up with your Creative Cloud applications, and it must be enabled in order for your Typekit fonts to populate in the software.If the box isn’t checked, go ahead and check it. Problem solved. Your fonts should now be ready.

Step 3: Ensure That Creative Cloud is Running

If the box is already checked but your fonts still aren’t appearing, the likely problem is that you didn’t have the Creative Cloud application running in the background.Now that it’s running, you should be good to go. Go ahead and recheck to see if your font is there. Once you click on the fonts list you should notice that it performs a very subtle refresh, at which point the newly-installed font should be placed at the top of the list. Don’t make the mistake I made of looking for it in alphabetical order.


As much as we may love Typekit, getting it to sync up with our Adobe apps can be challenging sometimes. If you’ve followed these steps and you’re still having problems with Typekit fonts not showing up, simply leave a comment below and I’ll see if there’s anything else that can be done to help.

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