Size Matters - Changing the Type Preference Size

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I was squinting at my smartphone yesterday when it occurred to me that the older I get the smaller the text on my digital devices seems! At least in Photoshop Elements or Photoshop those of us who are, you know… "of a certain age..." like me, can fight back just a little and change the size of our font previews!

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Step 1: Open the Type Preferences Dialog

In the Menu Bar choose Edit > Preferences > Type.

Step 2: Change your Font Preview Size

In the Type Preferences dialog box that opens, go to Font Preview Size, click the check box and choose the size you prefer from the drop down menu. I like Large, but you can do what works for you!

Now when you pull down the font menu to choose a font, you’ll be able to see the font samples much larger! Here’s what HUGE looks like (click image to enlarge):

You see fewer fonts at one time, so you’ll need to scroll more, but you can get a much better idea of what the font you intend to use really looks like!

I hope you find this helpful. Now go journal something!

Download a PDF version of this "Size Matters!" tutorial.

Windows: Right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or a similar command.
Mac: Click on the link to download the file.

Step 1: Open the Type Preferences Dialog Box

In the Menu Bar choose Edit > Preferences > Type.

Step 2: Choose the Font Preview Size

In the Type Preferences dialog box that opens, go to Font Preview Size, click the check box and choose the size you prefer from the drop down menu. I like Extra Large, but you can do what works for you!

Now when you pull down the font menu to choose a font, you’ll be able to see the font samples much larger! Here’s what HUGE looks like (click image to enlarge):

You see fewer fonts at one time, so you’ll need to scroll more, but you can get a much better idea of what the font you intend to use really looks like!

I hope you find this helpful. Now go journal something!

Download a PDF version of this "Size Matters!" tutorial.

Windows: Right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or a similar command.
Mac: Click on the link to download the file.