Photoshop and Illustrator announced plenty of new features at Adobe MAX this week, include some exciting typographic features we’ve been anticipating: support for OpenType variable fonts.

This new font format allows users to customize the styles within a typeface design, effectively giving them an entire family of fonts in a single file. We’ve included a few Adobe Originals families with this release of Illustrator and Photoshop to make it easier for you to explore what variable fonts can do.

Here’s a quick walkthrough of this week’s typographic updates from the Photoshop team.

Don’t miss the Illustrator announcement, either, which introduces its own nifty typographic …

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Introducing visual search on Typekit

Introducing visual search on Typekit

Whether your inspiration comes from signage, posters, flat artwork, or that weird billboard you drive by all the time, our visual search feature brings a new dimension to the way you find type with Typekit. We launched an Early Access preview for visual search back in September, and today we’re very proud to announce that we’ve rolled these capabilities out to everyone.

Start with a photo of type you’ve seen, and send it through visual search to find the fonts in our inventory that are visually similar to it. From your desktop or your mobile device, you can highlight a specific line of type from …

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Adobe Sensei as a service: Visual search APIs released for developers

Adobe Sensei as a service: Visual search APIs released for developers

If you’re a developer who loves type, and you want to share that love with the people using your apps — we’ve got great news. Starting today, we’ve made the API for our visual search feature available on adobe.io.

Visual search from Typekit pairs our team’s typographic savvy with Adobe Sensei’s machine-learning technology, and in fact is the first Adobe Sensei capability to be released to the public as a service. With these APIs, your users can upload any photo of lettering or type and visual search will return a list of similar typefaces on Typekit.

When you enable visual search from Typekit in …

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