In CS6 on my Mac, I downloaded a bunch of fonts, installed them, and opened PS. When I select text and go to the font options drop-down, it is hard to find the new fonts that I want to work with unless I go back and check each font name, etc.. There are various groupings of fonts already there by default, and I am not clear on the reasons why they are grouped the way they are.
1. Is there a way to place certain fonts into certain groups/customized so I can easily try out the new fonts on my files?
2. Why are there 7 groups of fonts, each separated by horizontal lines in my font drop-down menu?
Thanks in advance!
Unfortunately, no you can't manually group fonts together or sort them based on installation date.
The fonts you see at the bottom of your font list, which are separated by lines, are foreign language fonts. At this time there isn't a way from within Adobe applications to hide these fonts.
I can recommend the Fonthero plugin for Photoshop. http://www.layerhero.com/fonthero/
I have it, the support is great and I like being able to change fonts in a Type layer in a single click. CC 2014 compatible only. $39