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Adobe Sneak Peek: Variable Fonts Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

28 September 2017

Adobe has released another sneak peek of a feature that will be available in an upcoming release of Photoshop CC. Photoshop Product Manager Catherine Gee takes 1:22 to walk you through Variable Fonts.

Variable fonts are a new OpenType format that adds support for attributes like weight, width and slant -- all of which the new Photoshop will let you adjust with sliders.

As the demo shows, the adjustments also swap glyphs when appropriate.

In the short sneak peek it isn't possible to tell how good the typography is in variable fonts. Historically, for example, italics do not have uniform "slant."

But it's exciting to see the ball rolling.

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