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Adobe Fresco is a free drawing and painting app built especially for Apple Pencil and iPad, and designed for artists who draw professionally or paint for passion. Want to take your artwork to the next level? Upgrade to the premium version through the App Store and you'll also get Photoshop on iPad, plus all the premium features of Adobe Fresco, including thousands of exclusive brushes that get updated seasonally.

Adobe 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. With the premium version, you can also easily import all your Photoshop brushes, or choose from over a thousand natural 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. Premium features add Photoshop integration with automatic cloud syncing. Brushes and projects follow you across devices, so you can work wherever inspiration strikes.

• 50+ Photoshop brushes, vector brushes, and exclusive new Live Brushes
• Access to your custom brushes from Adobe Capture and other libraries
• Powerful tools for creation, including selections, masking, layers, and layer groups
• Automatic migration of Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Illustrator Draw projects
• Time-lapse video that you can export to replay your creation
• Easy export of your files as PNG or JPEG
• Step-by-step learning content

• Access to Photoshop on iPad
• An expanded library of 1,000+ brushes
• Roundtripping with Photoshop on desktop (requires Creative Cloud plan with Photoshop)
• 100GB of cloud storage
• New quarterly brushes by Illustration evangelist Kyle T. Webster
• Ability to import brushes (ABR files)

What’s New

Version 1.6.0

SHAPES: Kick start your drawing process by using shapes to stamp, fill, mask, erase, or make selections. Choose from a basic circle, square, and polygon or bring in your own custom shapes from Adobe Capture or Creative Cloud libraries.

MULTICOLOR EYEDROP: Color swatches can contain multiple colors so you can paint with more than one at a time using any Pixel or Live brush. Make a multicolor swatch using the Eyedropper combined with the Touch Shortcut.

MIXER BRUSHES: Based on Photoshop Mixer brushes, these new brushes smudge and blend while painting. We’ve added a new section under Pixel brushes with several options to choose from.

TOUCH SHORTCUT The little circle on your canvas is called the Touch Shortcut and has many uses. You can think of it like a “shift” key on a keyboard. We added a second state, which you can access for more options. Press the Touch Shortcut, and then out to the edge to access the second state.

VECTOR TRIM: While using a vector brush, you can now quickly trim paths with this new feature. Using the secondary action of the Touch Shortcut, tap once to trim overlapping vector strokes, or scribble three times over any stroke to completely erase it.

MORE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS: If you’ve got a keyboard attached to your iPad, enjoy advanced shortcuts to create a new layer, flip canvas, and more. Check out the full list under App Settings.

VELOCITY TAPER: Under each vector brush we’ve added advanced controls for tapering based on how quickly you draw your vector stroke. Customize each vector brush however you desire.

RULER MEASUREMENTS: We’ve updated the ruler so that it can be pinned to the canvas and used to measure your strokes while you draw. Access the ruler in the bottom right corner of the canvas for making straight lines in any direction.

IMPROVED COLOR MIXING FOR OIL BRUSHES: Try the new color mixing capabilities of oil brushes.

If you’re enjoying Fresco, please leave a review. It really helps other people discover the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

ddd999 ,

Monthly subscription...

Some nice ideas within this app, but others do it better and for a fixed price. Monthly (or yearly) subscription is definitely not worth it.

Daz Cole ,


Seriously? I already am an existing adobe customer and I have to pay a monthly or yearly fee just to get the full features? Looks like ill be sticking with Procreate who have a once off payment, the way it should be.

Developer Response ,

Hi Daz. If you have a full Creative Cloud subscription or the Photoshop Single App plan, you should have full access to Adobe Fresco. If you have one of those plans, please make sure you're signed in to Fresco with the same log-in credentials.

jonin.pencil ,

Is there any half star rating?

Seriously, I’d give 0.5 star if there was any. It’s ridiculous that someone has to spend 10 dollars monthly for this app.


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Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) and iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular.


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