Adobe Fresco  - Draw and Paint

Adobe Fresco - Draw and Paint

By Adobe Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2019-09-24
  • Current Version: 1.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 497.65 MB
  • Developer: Adobe Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.2 or later.
Score: 3
From 228 Ratings


Fresco is a drawing and painting app built especially for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and designed for artists who draw professionally or paint for passion. Fresco combines the power of your favorite Photoshop brushes with the precision of vector brushes and the revolutionary technology of Live Brushes, for unlimited expression. Paint with watercolors and oils that blossom, blend, smear, and smudge just like the real thing. Work with infinitely scalable vector brushes to create crisp lines, ready to print at any size. Easily import all your Photoshop brushes, or choose from over a thousand natural brushes created by celebrated master Kyle T. Webster. Fresco reimagines essential tools for illustrators, including modernized selection and masking, and a flexible UI so you can draw faster and without distractions. With Photoshop integration and automatic cloud syncing, brushes and projects follow you across devices, so you can work wherever inspiration strikes. Feature highlights: • Over a thousand of your favorite desktop Photoshop brushes accessible on your iPad • Exclusive Live Brushes that simulate creamy oil paint and blooming watercolors using Sensei technology • Vector and raster brushes in the same app — no more switching between programs • Roundtripping with desktop Photoshop so you can take your design further • A modular interface with powerful tools that you can customize to work the way you want Compatibility: Fresco currently works with iOS v12.4, available only on the iPad. For the best drawing experience, use iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. Fresco's advanced features depend on the hardware capabilities of your device, and there are many different models of iPad. If you encounter what you believe to be performance issues, try these actions to improve your experience: • Use fewer total layers and merge layers when possible • While painting, use a smaller brush diameter • Create using a smaller canvas size



  • Very good,

    By Rellite
    I love adobe apps, but let’s see how long it takes before they discontinue this as well.
  • Expensive.

    By HeffTheLegend
    App is nice, and easily integrate my current background of Adobe products..BUT Extra brushes shouldn’t cost a monthly fee, maybe a one time fee...but really, Adobe? It’s brushes...$9.99...a month... No thanks.
  • Has potential, needs Smudge tool

    By Poland1168
    I’m a traditional, dry media artist (pastels, charcoal, chalk). Unfortunately, Photoshop has never really done it for me — digital brushes just don’t perform like physical mediums on paper, no matter how hard I try. But Fresco is intriguing. Out of the box I can use my Apple Pen on iPad to pretty closely emulate the dry media — It’s not perfect, but It’s a lot more fluid and dynamic than anything I’ve yet experienced in digital. The biggest issue w/ Fresco, however, is the lack of a legit smudge tool — pastels, charcoal, chalk require pushing colors and values along edges. If you can’t soften a hard edge or merge colors/values, all you’re really doing is layering colors, which is clunky at best. The oil and watercolor “live” brushes are amazing, but they’re not exactly my specialty. Adobe, if you can implement a dry media smudge tool I’ll happily pay the monthly subscription. Until then, this is just a toy.
  • Decent. Not bad, but not great

    By confetticannon
    I’ve been playing around with Procreate for a while now and fresco just didn’t match the quality in their UX or execution of brushes. A lot of brushes do not pick up/mix with colors underneath. And the live ones feel more like blending brushes rather than painting brushes because they mix more of the initial color already there than they put new color down. The oil brushes have this odd bevel and emboss effect that reminded me of the early 2000s days of photoshop effects. And only like 4 brushes could tilt. I was impressed with the halftone brushes. They worked very well and is something Procreate doesn’t come with. You can buy brushes from other places for Procreate that work just as well though. The lack of blending brush mode is the most frustrating experience as that is what I use most to create my work. The eraser is just one solid circle. A massive drawback. -SUMMARY- In general the brush selection was underwhelming and not as impressive as one would hope for considering there is another app with a one time payment of $10 instead of a monthly creative cloud subscription for the rest of your life. I’m hoping as time goes by there will be major improvements in store.
  • Got Rid of Main Reason I use this app

    By ktall9000000
    Adobe WHY get rid of the ability to export as an ai file to illustrator??? Why would you make a new app and not include basic features from the old app it’s replacing???
  • No smudge? Won’t use it.

    By Koryface
    I liked the app ok and was getting excited until I couldn’t find a smudge tool. That’s right, the tool that I and many other professional concept artists and illustrators rely on for our process is not there. Meanwhile Procreate’s smudge works beautifully. Add it in and maybe I’ll give it another shot. Also, way, way too expensive. Sheesh.
  • unusable

    By 605hp
    as others have said, there is a bug that says I need 3.0 GB of free space. I have far more than that. This app is unusable
  • don't.

    By Zschollful
    seriously, "fresco" is not worth it, creative cloud or otherwise. the brushes are eh but I'd just pay for procreate once because it's way better in terms of useability. adobe needs to understand that 🙏stripping down the interface does not equal simply straight up removing features!🙏 likewise it's not great that you have to set aside a huge amount of storage space to devote to the app or you can't use it at all. great, so you're making me delete other files so i can draw. why? since when did mobile = unuseable
  • Too pricey.

    By min124
    I thought it was awesome to give a six month trial but the price is just too high. Id rather just pay a one time charge instead of a subscription. The app itself is pretty nice but I don't see a way to create & store color pallets within the app.
  • Prefer Sketch

    By terrible, just terrible.
    Has potential. But Adobe sketch is still better. Plenty of brushes, but basic sketch pen and pencil give different result than sketch. Don’t like it, as well as not being able to use shapes in my illustrations. Hopefully more is added.