Today’s awesome socks and tights come from The White Pepper, which brings us iconic street-inspired fashion with a twinkle in its eye. And the matching font I’m using to put graffiti on these fab photos is Font Awesome, a collection of iconic… well, icons, actually. This is the second time I’ve featured Font Awesome. The first time was all about using it as a web font. This time, however, I’m using it as a desktop font in Photoshop to stamp circle icons on the polka socks, crossy characters on the print tights, and shower a little bit of thunder and on those very kawaii knee tights. Read on to see how you can use Font Awesome in Photohop!
How to Use Font Awesome in Photoshop
- Download Font Awesome.
- After you uncompress the zip file, navigate to the
FontAwesome.otf. Just double click it and your system will install it.
- Open Photoshop and create a new document
File >> New.
- Select the Type Tool from the toolbox.
FontAwesome (OT1)from the type options menu.
- Important Open a web browser and visit the Font Awesome Cheatsheet.
- Also Important Position your mouse cursor over an icon. Select and copy it. Please make sure to select the icon itself — not the name of the icon, nor the unicode number — the icon imagery itself.
- Go back to Photohop and paste the icon into your blank document.
- Resize and alter the color as you would any other text in Photoshop. Yay, that’s it folks!
font awesome web font (tutorial)
the white pepper (↬ Frankie Magazine)
a touch of color (tutorial)
futura (osx native font)