Last year, the single biggest request we received from users was the ability to remove the Spark logo and replace it with custom brand elements. The result was Spark with premium features, which gave you the power to incorporate your own logo and brand colors across all three Spark formats (Post, Video, and Page). In the year since premium’s debut, one user request has surpassed all others in popularity: the ability to import specific typefaces to complete your brand experience. We’re proud to announce that premium users can now add any licensed font to their brand manager and apply it across their Spark projects.
Consistency is key when it comes to brand success. Every piece of content your business publishes and promotes provides visual cues that shape how people see you. When these cues are consistent across platforms and formats, your digital stories can be a tremendously effective tool for solidifying your identity and boosting brand recognition. The fonts you use are essentially the voice of your brand. While legibility is of the utmost importance, type has personality all its own, so make sure your fonts represent your brand attributes, voice, and tone.
Ready, Set, Font!
Adding your own fonts is easy. To get started, visit your brand manager (it’s in the upper left corner on spark.adobe.com) and click on “fonts” as one of your brand ingredients. An option to “add your font” will appear. Select your font file from your computer and upload. Note that these files must be .otf or .ttf format and under 10Mb. You are solely responsible for the proper licenses to use and upload your font to your brand manager.
As with your other brand ingredients, you’ll need to upload your fonts from a desktop. But have no fear. Once your fonts are uploaded, they will be available across all of the Spark apps. Your fonts will be saved in your brand manager until you choose to delete them, or delete your brand (oh serif ain’t so!).
Got more than one font? No problem. You can upload as many fonts as you need to your brand as long as you are a premium subscriber. And your bespoke fonts will be waiting for you across your Spark projects. You can also at any time, use any of Spark’s free fonts.
Apply Your Fonts to Your Spark Projects
In Spark Post, your fonts are available under your branded fonts category in the editor. You can select different fonts at will for different text boxes within one project, however whatever you select as your primary font will be applied to your branded templates automatically.
In Page, your fonts are integrated into your branded themes. Create or edite your themes from your brand manager to choose how your fonts show up. For instance, you can designate one font as the header and a different font for button text. Make these edits in your brand manager by selecting a theme you want to customize.
When you’ve gotten your theme just as you like it, simply select that branded theme for your Spark Page project to see your fonts shine. You can make changes to your themes at any time in your brand manager and it will automatically update every project in that theme.
Pro-tip: create multiple branded themes if you need distinct looks for different types of content. A savvy naming system can help you keep track.
Similar to Page, your fonts in Spark Video are controlled by theme. Create or edit your themes in the brand manager to choose fonts for you titles, captions, and outro cards.
When you start a new Video project, your branded themes will be waiting for you. Create as many themes as you like. Simply tap the branded theme to see your fonts automatically applied to your video. You can also apply your fonts to any Video you already created by simply choosing the branded theme.
Got it? Ok now go font it up!