Adobe Fresco: Draw & Paint 4+

Digital painting & sketching

Adobe Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Adobe Fresco is a free drawing and painting app built especially for iPad with Apple Pencil and iPhone, and designed for artists who draw professionally or paint for passion. Artwork syncs across devices so you can focus more on inspiration than where your files are.

Create beautiful digital art with three types of brushes:
Live Brushes: Paint with watercolours and oils that blossom, blend, smear, and smudge just like the real thing.
Pixel brushes: Use all your favorite Pixel brushes from Photoshop.
Vector brushes: Work with infinitely scalable vector brushes to create crisp lines, ready to print at any size.

Whether you prefer a canvas or a sketch pad, watercolour or oils, Fresco gives you flexibility as an artist. Turn your artwork into animation using our motion tools. With the premium version, you can also easily import .abr files of all your Photoshop brushes or choose from over a thousand unique brushes created by celebrated master Kyle T. Webster.

Adobe Fresco reimagines essential tools for illustrators, including modernized selection and masking, and a flexible UI so you can draw faster and without distractions. Brushes and projects follow you across devices so you can work wherever inspiration strikes. Enjoy seamless Photoshop integration, extra creative cloud storage, access to Photoshop on iPad with your subscription, and more. The premium offering adds Photoshop integration and extra creative cloud storage.

• Paint with 50+ Photoshop paint brushes, vector brushes, and exclusive Live Brushes.
• Draw using the sketch pad and experiment before finalizing your painting on a canvas.
• Use powerful tools for creation, including selections, masking, layers, and layer groups.
• Multicolour eyedrop — Sample, then paint with multiple colours at once with any pixel brush or Live Brush.
• Magic wand and liquify — Easily select your artwork with magic wand and then use liquify to brush adjustments for the perfect creative effect.
• Colour adjustment layers — These familiar layers from Photoshop allow you to easily change the brightness, hue/saturation and colour of your artwork.
• Drawing aids — Familiar tools like a ruler, circle, square and polygon allow you to quickly trace along the edge with a brush or fill inside/outside with the Fill tool.
• Guides & grids — Quickly align your artwork or create natural looking perspective artwork with easy-to-use drawing aids.
• Access your custom brushes from Adobe Capture and other Creative Cloud libraries.
• Motion tools — Create an animation from your artwork using frame by frame or with motion paths. Export your art as animated GIF or MP4 movie file.
• Your Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Illustrator Draw projects are automatically migrated the first time you sign into Fresco.
• Export time-lapse videos that replay the creation of your artwork.
• Use vector brushes to create vector art that you can scale up to any size.
• Easily exports as PNG, JPG or layered PSD files.
• Learn with step-by-step tutorials and built-in video tutorials.

Want to take your artwork to the next level? Subscribe to Fresco and get access to thousands of premium brushes, fonts and shapes and increased cloud storage.

• An expanded library of 1,000+ brushes
• Access to over 1000+ premium fonts for use in Fresco
• New quarterly brushes by Illustration evangelist Kyle T. Webster
• Ability to import brushes (ABR files)
• Increased cloud storage

Terms & Conditions:
Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use and the Adobe Privacy Policy

What’s New

Version 3.9.1

NEW BUILT-IN MULTICOLOR SWATCHES: Paint dramatic 3D strokes and lettering using an updated set of built-in multicolor swatches. You can find them in the Color panel under All > Fresco colors. Create infinite variations for any swatch by adjusting the hue slider.

NEW MOTION PATH CONTROLS: Use the new Grow/Shrink control to change the size of your artwork as it moves along its motion path. Use Sway to rotate your artwork back and forth along its axis.

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Ratings and Reviews

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