Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018: The New Font Menu

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One of the more obvious – but entirely welcome – new features in the 2018 update to Adobe Premiere Pro is the new Fonts menu.

FIRST NOTE: I think this new menu also appears in After Effects.

SECOND NOTE: To learn more about fonts in general, see this video. I enjoy using typefaces and created an entire webinar devoted to them here.

For example, here I’ve used the relatively new text tool to add a title directly in the Program monitor. The text isn’t bad, really, but it certainly doesn’t seem to be, um, soaring with military precision.

We could change this text the old, boring way:

But why do something you already know when you can learn something news?

NOTE: If you want to get a jump on this tutorial, change the font and you’ll immediately see this new feature.

Instead, let’s check out the new Essential Graphics and text tools:


What’s new is the revised Font menu. Now, not only can we see a list of fonts, but a sample of the fonts are displayed in the typeface itself on the right. (Yup, this is a LOT like the Photoshop font menu.)

While the illustrations are a bit small, even these hints can be really useful in finding the right font to convey the emotion you want for your project.

Twirl down the small right-pointing arrow to the left of the name of the font to see all the different weights available inside.


See those stars on the left. These allow you to select Favorites, as I’ve done here for Tekton and Verdana.

One of my BIG frustrations  in any software is navigating a long font menu. I love fonts and try to use different ones in my projects. But it is really painful scrolling to the bottom of a long font list. Which means that I owe an apology to all fonts who’s name starts with any letter later than “L,” because I have ignored them for all the wrong reasons for far too long.

Especially because we can’t type a letter and jump to a font beginning with that letter. We have to scroll… and scroll… and, sigh, scroll.

But, no more!

Instead, once you’ve starred your favorites, click the star icon up in the Filter bar and all your Favorite fonts are isolated and displayed, regardless of where they occur in the overall font list.

I like this feature a LOT!

Even better, if you’ve downloaded some Typekit fonts, you can quickly see which those are by by clicking the Tk icon.

NOTE: To remove a filter selection, just click the icon again to deselect it.


It seems like a small thing, but the new font menu in Premiere makes using ALL your fonts a lot faster and easier.


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46 Responses to Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018: The New Font Menu

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  1. parmatik says:

    Can we change the font in multiple text clips at the same time?

    • Larry says:


      No, because you need to first select the text you want to change. Since a single text clip can have multiple text elements, it is not possible to change multiple clips, with multiple elements, all at the same time.


  2. jojekesh says:

    Can I change the text frame by frame in Prime, or should I have separate headlines frame by frame…

    • Larry says:


      I’m not sure what you are asking. Yes, you can animate the movement of text in Premiere using keyframes. But if you want the content of the text to animate, you’d be better off using After Effects; though Premiere’s new Motion Templates may give you enough animation for your purposes.


  3. kavooshgaran says:

    In your opinion, the best source for learning Adobe Premiere Koda?…

  4. Gwen Balbuena says:

    Is it possible to change the text time span?

  5. Burstap says:

    What are the differences between Adobe Premiere 2018 and Adobe Premiere 2020?

  6. Can I change the text frame by frame in Prime, or should I have separate headlines frame by frame…

  7. webnabz says:

    thanks for article.

  8. I have seen a lot of training to learn Adobe Premiere, but your training was good too.
    Please talk about the new features of Adobe Premier 2021 as well as Photoshop 2021.

  9. detec says:

    thanks for your article

  10. sabtino says:

    You shared a very good tutorial. We are still waiting for newer trainings in this field.

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