What Fonts Are Included With Photoshop CS4, CS5, and Elements 8?
Friday, May 21st, 2010
Update: Check out our latest article with the fonts in Creative Suite 6 and Elements 10 too!
Have you ever wondered which fonts are included with Adobe Photoshop? I’ve recently been comparing Photoshop CS4, CS5, and Elements 8 with trial versions installed in XP on VMware Workstation. This actually works very good for looking over the feature differences between each edition. One thing I was especially curious about was which fonts Adobe included in each product. I searched the internet and Adobe’s site, but couldn’t find anywhere that listed the fonts that were included with these products. Microsoft regularly lists the fonts they included with different editions of Windows and Office online, but I could find no such list from Adobe. So here it is … the list of new fonts added to my virtual machine after installing the trial versions of Photoshop CS4, CS5, and Elements 8. Each of the fonts are linked to that font’s page on Adobe’s website, though I couldn’t find links for several of the fonts.
Update: I now also added the fonts included with Adobe Premiere Elements 8, since this is commonly purchased with Photoshop Elements 8 in the Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 8 Bundle. And, interestingly enough, it adds almost all of the fonts included with the full versions of Photoshop, so you’ll be missing out on even less fonts. Actually, it even includes 2 fonts, Courier Std and Premiere, that aren’t included in the CS editions of Photoshop. Nice :)
Fonts Included with:
Some interesting observations from this:
- Photoshop CS5 includes 3 fonts not included with Photoshop CS4, but it is also missing 3 fonts that were included with Photoshop CS4!
- Although Photoshop Elements 8 includes far fewer fonts than its professional brothers, it includes the Myriad Web Pro font set in addition to the standard Myriad Pro, while the CS versions only include Myriad Pro itself
- The CS versions of Photoshop both installed all of their fonts in the standard font folder:
- However, Photoshop and Premiere Elements 8 installed all of the fonts except for Myriad Web Pro in a special Adobe folder:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts
So, if you have Photoshop Elements and want to use your Adobe fonts in other applications such as Microsoft Word, copy them from this folder to the Windows\Fonts folder.
I first encountered Adobe’s Minion Pro and Myriad Pro fonts on Adobe.com’s Buzzword, and was disappointed to find that I didn’t have these fonts when I tried to open a document saved with these fonts in Word on my desktop. So it’s exciting to see these fonts included with all editions of Photoshop, including the cheaper Elements editions. But I was disappointed to find that none of these include the popular Helvetica font, since it isn’t included in Windows, either.
And one other thing … if you want any of the fonts included in Elements, you’re likely going to come out cheaper by buying it than by buying the fonts individually, since each font individually usually costs $30 or more! Plus, if you buy the Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements 8 Bundle, you’ll end up with almost all the fonts from Photoshop CS plus a couple extras. :)