Since Font Awesome was released, we've supported copy and pasting glyphs of our icons into your favorite desktop apps. Learn the basics of creating a text layer, selecting an icon, adjusting the style and weight, and how to use Duotone icons as glyphs.
However your app allows you, create a new layer or text block to insert text into.
Next, using your app's font/typeface selector, find and select the Font Awesome icon family you want to use for the current text layer/block:
|Font/Typeface name||What's included|
|Font Awesome 6 Free||only the Free icons|
|Font Awesome 6 Pro||includes Classic Solid, Regular, Light, and Thin styles|
|Font Awesome 6 Duotone||includes Duotone Solid|
|Font Awesome 6 Sharp||includes Sharp Solid (more styles are coming soon!)|
|Font Awesome 6 Brands||only Brand icons|
|Font Awesome Kit (kit-ID)||includes Custom Icons in a Kit Download (if you're using one)|
Next, you're all set to reference the icon you want to use. First, find the icon and copy its glyph to your clipboard.
Then, paste the glyph of that icon into the text layer you've created.
If you are using the Kit custom icon font, it works the same as all the other Font Awesome font glyphs. You can just paste in the icon's glyph into a text layer and it will appear!
Font Awesome 6 comes in several styles, depending on the typeface you're using. If you've installed all
.otfs, you can change the weight of your text layer/block to switch between the different icon styles. (Duotone and Brands have their own typefaces that only have one weight.)
|Font Awesome 6 Free||Solid |
|Font Awesome 6 Pro||Classic Solid |
|Font Awesome 6 Sharp||Sharp Solid |
(more styles are coming soon!)
You can also add duotone icons into your designs as glyphs, but you'll need add each of the two layers separately and then take an extra step to align the two layers. You'll find the glyphs in any icon's quick preview in the icon gallery or an icon's detail page.
First, find the icon you want to use in the icon gallery.
Copy the glyphs one at a time and paste them in your graphics program.
Open up your desktop design app and create a text box with the font set to Font Aweseome 6 Duotone, then paste in the primary glyph. Create a second text box and epeat for the secondary glyph. Change the font size to the size you want them to appear and set the text boxes to the same height and width.
Adjust the color and opacity of the two layers as you like. The last step is to align the two text boxes to overlap using the align tools for vertical and horizontal center.