Preview Fonts in Zazzle Editor With This Template

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Preview Fonts in Zazzle Editor With This Template
Introduction If you are a designer on Zazzle, you know how important it is to select the right fonts for your projects. Some fonts might seem good in their preview, but be unsuitable due to certain letters looking weird, or having descenders that are too long, or maybe the wrong scale for your project. The default […]

Introduction

If you are a designer on Zazzle, you know how important it is to select the right fonts for your projects. Some fonts might seem good in their preview, but be unsuitable due to certain letters looking weird, or having descenders that are too long, or maybe the wrong scale for your project.
 
The default preview of just the fontface’s title really doesn’t give a good overview of a font. But I have come up with a Zazzle template that will let you preview whatever font you want, quickly and easily.

How To Preview Font Characters

We are going to be using the power of the Zazzle editor to look at the characters within the font. In my template, each letter is its own text block. It is positioned under another copy of that letter, in a standard sans serif font, so you can always tell what the character is meant to be.

 

To use this template, go to this listing page on my Zazzle store. (Even though this is listed as a Zazzle product, you don’t have to buy anything to edit the template!)

Next, click the big blue button to the right, which will say either Edit or Personalise.

Then, make a rectangular selection around the 2nd row for each letter – in this case, the calligraphy row – and choose a new font from the dropdown list on the right.

NOTE: Sometimes the text objects may not immediately be selectable. If this problem is happening for you, add a generic object from the Elements tab on the left side of the Editor window. You can then delete that object, and selections will resume working as normal.

Repeat for each alternating row of characters in the template.

You can screenshot the template to have a permanent record of what each fontface’s characters look like.

I’ve also made a template for Swashes, stored in the Unicode Private Use Area characters range from U+E000 to U+E02F.

Conclusion

I hope this template helps you pick the best fonts for your Zazzle products! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below.

Peace, love and sunshine,

Handwritten calligraphy-style signature that says 'Jessica' with a heart dotting the i