So I downloaded Font Awesome and installed the font. Now I'd like to use this font in my designs in Photoshop and Fireworks.
How would I do that?
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This worked for me.
All these answers are right, but they're all missing one detail. Here's what to do:
I spent forever using the Move Tool (the default cursor) and trying to paste while in that tool. It doesn't work. You have to create a text layer and paste in there.
It's a bit annoying to copy and paste icons from the cheat sheet into a text field, then create the outlines for each icon, and aurevilly's illustrator file is both outdated and doesn't contain the labels.
So I made an illustrator file that contains all the icons in Font Awesome 4.0.0 as vector paths next to their labels for quickly narrowing in on an icon and copying/pasting it to Photoshop, Fireworks, Sketch, etc.
Just be sure to have the latest Font-Awesome.otf 4.0.0 installed as per the other answers here.
Font Awesome to PNG let's you extract perfectly sized PNGs from font awesome. It's awesome.
If you're installing on Mac follow this: https://github.com/odyniec/font-awesome-to-png/issues/9