When working with Adobe Premiere Pro, I often find myself needing to add custom flair to my video projects, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by using unique fonts. Thankfully, Premiere Pro integrates smoothly with Adobe Creative Cloud, making it simple to import a fresh font style directly into my project.

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Whether I’m aiming to add a touch of elegance or hoping to make bold statements with my titles and credits, an extensive library of fonts from Adobe Fonts is at my disposal, which is part of the Creative Cloud subscription.

Here’s how to add fonts to Premiere Pro using Creative Cloud.

Adding fonts to my Adobe Premiere Pro workflow is quite straightforward. I start by opening Premiere Pro and the project where I want to use the new font. Then, if I already have some fonts in mind, I head over to the Adobe Fonts website to find the perfect match for my project.

How to Add Fonts to Premiere Pro Using Creative Cloud: The Adobe Font Website
The Adobe Font Website

But what’s especially cool is that when I activate fonts from the Adobe Fonts service, they immediately appear within Premiere’s font drop-down menu, meaning they’re ready to use right away, no restart required.

How to Add Fonts to Premiere Pro Using Creative Cloud

Before jumping into Premiere Pro, I make sure that my font game is strong by setting up Adobe Fonts through the Creative Cloud. This process ensures that I have a diverse array of typefaces at my fingertips which are ready to use in my projects.

Accessing Adobe Fonts Through Creative Cloud Desktop App

How to Add Fonts to Premiere Pro Using Creative Cloud: The Adobe Creative Cloud App Font Explorer
Adobe Creative Cloud App Font Explorer

To get started, I open the Creative Cloud Desktop App. It sits right in my Windows taskbar or macOS menu bar. In the app, there’s a fonts icon at the top-right corner that I click to explore Adobe Fonts. Here, all the fonts are neatly categorized, and I can sift through them easily.

Activating Fonts for Premiere Pro Use

How to Add Fonts to Premiere Pro Using Creative Cloud: Add Font Family Button
Add Font Family Button

After finding the fonts that catch my eye, I can activate them with a simple toggle. By clicking Add Family or the individual font, they become active in my Creative Cloud account. Now, when I launch Premiere Pro, these fonts are automatically in my font menu, ready to amp up my video projects. This seamless integration between Adobe apps makes my workflow smooth.

Adding Fonts from Your Computer to Premiere Pro

When I need to add a bit of personality to my video projects in Premiere Pro, I often turn to custom fonts that aren’t included with the software. It’s pretty simple, whether I’m using a Mac or a Windows system. All I need is the font files, typically in .otf or .ttf format, and a few moments to get them installed.

Using Font Book on Mac OS

For Mac, I use Font Book to add new fonts, which makes them available in Premiere Pro. Here’s how I do it:

  1. Locate the font file (.ttf or .otf) on my Mac.
  2. Double-click the font file to open it in Font Book.
  3. Click “Install Font” at the bottom of the preview. Once installed, these fonts appear in the fonts menu in all my apps, not just Premiere Pro. Before I can see them in Premiere Pro, I usually have to restart the app.

Utilizing Windows Font Settings

On Windows, the process is just as easy. Here’s my usual routine:

  1. I find the font file (.otf or .ttf) on my machine.
  2. I right-click the file and select “Install”.
    • Alternatively, I can drag and drop the file into the fonts directory (C:\Windows\Fonts).
    After the font is added, it should show up in the fonts menu in Premiere Pro. As with Mac, I might need to restart Premiere Pro to see my new fonts.

Managing and Organizing Your Fonts in Premiere Pro

When I’m working on video projects in Premiere Pro, keeping my fonts organized is crucial. It makes my workflow smoother and my design choices more intentional. Here’s how I handle fonts within Premiere Pro using Creative Cloud.

Removing Fonts from Your Project

If I need to clear up some clutter or simply get rid of fonts I’m not using, I can remove them from my project. To do this, I deactivate them directly in my Creative Cloud library. It’s simple:

  1. Open my Creative Cloud app.
  2. Go to the Fonts tab.
  3. Find the font I want to remove.
  4. Click on the More actions (…).
  5. Select Deactivate to remove the font from my active library.

I always make sure to double-check before I remove fonts, especially if I share my work with other designers, as it might affect their projects too.

Customizing Font Styles and Families

Choosing the right font style and family can make or break my project’s design. Here’s how I customize fonts:

  1. In Premiere Pro, open the Essential Graphics panel.
  2. Select the text layer I want to customize.
  3. In the Text section, I can browse and select from various font styles to find the perfect match for my project.
  4. If I’ve uploaded custom fonts to my Creative Cloud library, I can also find them here.

Organizing my custom fonts into families helps me keep track of the different styles and weights I have available. Plus, I can easily share the entire font family with collaborators, ensuring design consistency across our shared projects.

Enhancing Video Projects with Typography

Typography can make or break the visual narrative of my video projects. Fonts have the power to set the tone, evoke emotions, and ensure my message hits home. That’s why I pay special attention to incorporating the right fonts into graphics and titles, and choosing those that complement the video’s style and tone.

Incorporating Fonts into Graphics and Titles

I love diving into the Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere Pro when I need to craft titles and graphics that pack a punch. It’s where I can manage all my font selections. Here’s a quick guide on how I do it:

  1. Select a Title: Click on the ‘T’ (Text tool) and draw a textbox in the Program monitor.
  2. Choose a Font: In the Essential Graphics panel, I scroll through the font drop-down menu. I keep an eye out for TrueType and OpenType fonts — they usually offer the best compatibility and rendering in video projects.
  3. Customize the Style: Bold, italic, or underline — I don’t shy away from experimenting to get the graphic just right.
  4. Animate the Text: If the project calls for it, keyframe animations give life to the text, making it part of the story.

Exploring Fonts for Different Video Tones and Styles

How I pick a font really depends on what story I’m telling. Is it a gritty documentary? A bubbly vlog? Each genre has its mood, and I match it with font choices:

  • Documentary: I’d go for something straightforward and readable. Think along the lines of Proxima Nova, which brings a clean, modern vibe without distracting from the content.
  • Lifestyle Videos: Here’s where I can play with style. Fonts like Siberia add a dynamic, brush-style touch that’s perfect for more artistic or fashion-forward content.

I notice that services like Adobe’s font foundry or even Microsoft Word are great starting points for inspiration. Some projects also need a punchier font or specialized looks that I can’t find in Premiere Pro, so I tweak fonts in Photoshop to get them just right, then import them into my video editing software. When it comes to captions and subtitles, I make sure the clarity isn’t compromised — the folks at Simon Says have taught me the importance of clear communication in video editing!

My Favorite Fonts for Premiere Pro

Here is a breakdown of fonts that I use in Premiere Pro. Finding the right font for your project takes time, so we thought to help you out, we would put together a breakdown of the best fonts for Premiere Pro. 

Let’s check them out: 


Averox - Premiere Pro font.

Averox is a futuristic-looking font for Premiere Pro. It’s brilliant for the Sci-Fi genre or if you’re looking to create a commercial with an edge. Averox works perfectly. 

It’s an easy to use font and the perfect option for entering into a dystopian universe.


This is from the Serif font family. It’s smooth and professional looking. Perfect for documentaries and news videos. It works well over dark backgrounds when introducing the story. 

It’s pretty professional looking and offers a formal feel to your video. Definitely not one to use for a fun video. But if you’re creating a hard hitting documentary, STIXGeneral fits perfectly.

Lucida Grande

It’s an actual default font in Premiere Pro. It’s a simple Sans Serif font, but perfect for opening credits. Whether it’s a short film, or a Hollywood blockbuster – Lucinda Grande will work wonders. 

Smooth, slick and just generally looks good. Access is already in Premiere Pro and get those opening credits looking sleek.


This font is a creative font, with a swirly design. Funnily enough, most fonts that use a twirl typeface are pretty hard to read. But Varshuma is easy to read. It’s the perfect font when editing your commercial videos in Premiere Pro. 

YouTuber’s love the font as it adds a fun element to the title of your project. Use this font today to bring a fun dimension to the forefront of your project.

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