Tired of doing mockups of your web designs with fonts that kinda look like the ones you intend to use in the actual coded versions? Last week I got an exclusive sneak peek at Extensis’ new web font plugin for Photoshop, which should solve that problem.
It draws on the power of font subscription service WebInk, and it comes with the Suitcase Fusion 3 demo, which is free to download. (Hint: Even after the Suitcase Fusion 3 demo expires after 30 days, you can still use the web font plugin in Photoshop.)
Open up the wysiwyg Extensis panel in Photoshop, and select any font you want to try out in your web design. It’ll pull the font down from the cloud into Photoshop, and you can see how it works with your design—and get your clients’ approval—before laying down the cash to license it. If your clients decide they love the font you picked, fantastic—you can hook them up with the font through WebInk. If they don’t like it, there’s no money lost. Extensis is planning to release the web font plugin in beta this month.