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    How to find the best font for your current project.

    There are lot of fonts manager out there. But if you have a very extensive font collection you can spend hours looking for the right font to fit a particular project.

    But what i found most helpful it's to created a folder with JPG of sample of the font in used. This way instead of looking for the best font type. I can find the font that best fit how i envision the image of my design.

    The font designer all-way used the best possible used of the font in the sample pics, so in my opinion more the half the work has already being done for you.

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    I think what I'm going to do is create folders of "styles" of fonts, like: Script; San Serif; Serif; Western; etc. The trouble is, there are so many catagories, and then some fonts that are hard to catagorize.

    http://www.myfonts.com/tags/

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    I just preview mine in FontExplorer. Their preview feature is pretty good -- you can make it whatever size you want, and can preview whatever text you type in. You can generate images from it too if you want. I have my fonts in categories by type and if I know what kind I want to use, I just type in my preview text (usually in all caps, all lowercase and sentence case or some other mix) and scroll through the options. It does take a while, but it's always current as long as I update my libraries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by design fangirl View Post
    I just preview mine in FontExplorer.
    Do you know how that compares to FontExpert?

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    I use maintype to preview my fonts and organize them. It's the best font management software I have used.

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    I find it's just easier to go a my fonts.com or other font foundry sites to view fonts using their filters rather than trawling through your entire collection.

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    I use a combination of my font management programme (Nexusfont) and, sadly, scrolling through the fonts to see which one "sits" nicely. Although sometimes I'll earmark a font for future use by making note of it or printing a sample...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeker View Post
    Do you know how that compares to FontExpert?
    No I've never used FontExpert.

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    I always define the criteria that desired font should meet and then start thinking about the fonts I have already bought. I choose all the appropriate fonts and then I try to test them and compare between each other. If any of fonts does not suit I try to find some new typeface on Myfonts.com. If I find some looking good for the project I usually go to printroot.com and try to download the font to be able to test it properly and then, if again the font suits pretty well, I go back to Myfonts.com to buy it.

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    I use "Suitcase" and organize fonts in folders:
    Serif, sans, fat, Dingbats, Cartoon ... It's a great job at first but then it is very easy to maintain.
    Last edited by garbanzoloco; 12-16-2013 at 03:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garbanzoloco View Post
    I use "Suitcase" and organize fonts in folders:
    Serif, sans, fat, Dingbats, Cartoon ... It's a great job at first but then it is very easy to maintain.
    Definitely need to spend some time organizing mine. So many fonts, so little time!

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    Organize

    Rule 1: First of all, organize. Create some folders for your fonts. It gets you a lot faster to choose a nice combination

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    Maybe is a little weird, but I marked fonts by purpose, like Handwritten Fonts, Fonts for Design, Typewritters for Newspapers, Catalogue Fonts, etc... Also using font manager software, still making folders and marking my special fonts.

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    Myfonts

    Try the Myfonts categories.

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    First, I make the layout, place the images, and make 10 copies with different font. Then I submit for a review.

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