For many designers and even some bloggers, buying fonts can be an obsession. I do not think I am obsessed with it, as I can go several months between purchasing one. I do love looking though. My one weakness is a realistic calligraphy looking font. If you have seen any of my work then you know I am not kidding. I do hand-letter some things, but a realistic font saves a lot of time and headaches. And if you really know your way around Photoshop or Illustrator, you can get these even more realistic looking.
Without further ado, I present my most recent calligraphic-like fonts. Of course, if they become overused then they lose their allure, but for now they are so new that I love them all!
I’m pretty sure you will see several of these in my portfolio soon. Used sparingly, they can be really lovely.
Tips if you are new to purchasing fonts
When you buy from Myfonts.com, you only need the desktop font if you are only planning on using the font for basic functions like as part of your photos in blog posts, for example.
At times, a font may come with a multi-user license (when you go to purchase, it will tell you how many users are able to possess the font). If you find that a font has more than one user allowed, a good tip is to find a friend to go in with you and split the cost! Unfortunately on Creative Market, only one user per purchase is allowed, per SimpleLicense. You can use fonts from CM commercially, however!
Be sure to check license use and fine print of a font.
You can use fonts in any editing software however to access swashes and ligatures, you may need Adobe Illustrator. There are some other neat apps out there that will allow you to view the extras, but if you really want to use the font to its fullest, I recommend AI.
If any of this is confusing, leave me a comment and we’ll hash out the details!