What Cursive Fonts Are in Photoshop?

By Matt Wooddy

Adobe's Photoshop software is a visual arts program that allows users to create, manipulate and render images for a variety of projects. Photoshop version 12.1 is currently released for users on its own or part of the Adobe CS5, or Creative Suites 5, packaging. Users can choose from several cursive fonts when creating text for their projects, and fonts can be added to the system's font collection to broaden options as well.

Brush Scripts

Fonts that appear to have been created by hand are referred to as brush scripts. These brush scripts include some of the most widely used cursive fonts available in Photoshop and other popular software. The brush scripts that come factory with the newest edition of Photoshop are Vivaldi, Segoe Script, Mistral, Brush Script Std, Monotype Corsiva, Edwardian Script ITC and French Script MT.

Alternative Cursive

Besides the brush scripts that come stock in Photoshop 12.1, a few other cursive fonts are available for users. The Pristina font is a thin, brush stroke-style tool that features differing appearances between upper and lower case letters. Blackadder ITC is an elaborate cursive font that features rough lines to mimic the dated style of classic calligraphy. Freestyle Script is probably the most unique cursive font because upper case letters are more slanted than they are cursive, whereas lower case letters in this font family follow standard cursive rules. Lobster 1.4 is a thick cursive font that connects lower case letters to one another. Upper case letters with this font are individually spaced.

Selecting the Right Font

When creating a project in Photoshop, it is important to use the right font that complements the style of design. While all of the cursive fonts are similar in structure, each one contains a different element that offers favorable features for the intended project. Font types are easily changed when the selected font is highlighted and a new font is chosen from the list.

Non-stock Fonts

Eleven cursive fonts may seem like a good variety to choose from while working on a project, but you may come a point when more is needed. Several sites offer free font downloads. Simply add the intended font file to your system's font library, and Photoshop and any other program that uses fonts will be updated.