A little while back I posted about free web fonts from Google and how I used them in a small project.
I found a nifty free little plugin for plugin for Photoshop CS5 from WebINK that allows you design with Google web fonts right inside Photoshop CS5.
First create an account with WebINK and download their plugin. Once downloaded you’ll activate it through Window > Extensions > Extensis. You will have to sign into your account.
Once loaded you will get a list of all the premium WebINK fonts but you can switch and from the drop down menu to choose some of the free Google web fonts from the list. Google doesn’t have as big a variety as WebINK and you can’t get perhaps the exact font you want from google but now you have choices.
What helps is a visual picture of what they look like. To select you must not be in the edit mode of the type. Just select the layer with the type and choose the font. The plugin will treat all type on that layer with the font you choose. This really helps when designing to actually see what the font will look like. Below is a screen grab of just how easy it is to select.