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 2.0.3

FRESCO ON iPHONE: To put it as simply as possible… Fresco is on the screen you keep in your pocket. See how we've redesigned the app for the dimensions and real estate of a smaller canvas.

TEXT SUPPORT: A picture is worth a thousand of them but sometimes combining images and words can tell a better story. And, now, with text support in Fresco they can be added when they’re needed. There are sliders for sizing, leading, and tracking, and access to thousands of Adobe Fonts typefaces.

SMUDGE BRUSHES: Fresco's new Smudge brushes soften strokes, blend edges, and blur linework. To use them just tap the downward-pointing-finger icon (just below the Eraser) in the toolbar.

PRESSURE SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT: Mimic the way you draw on paper by controlling how Pencil responds to changes in pressure. Make changes and test them in App Settings > Input > Adjust pressure sensitivity.

HIGH-RESOLUTION TIMELAPSE: From the moment of the first mark to the final line that completes the drawing, timelapse video records every stroke placed on a canvas. Now there's more control over the quality and dimensions of that final video. Make those adjustments before you draw in App Settings > General > Timelapse settings.

VERSION HISTORY: Previous versions of documents are now available from the More actions menu in Fresco Recent and Cloud Documents. To access the progression of any saved/synced file just tap the ellipses icon (...) under the drawing thumbnail and choose View version history.

COMMENTING: Send your work out for client review without ever leaving Fresco. Just tap the Share icon choose Share link and send that link to your client. To review and respond to comments just tap the Chat icon in the taskbar.

LIVESTREAMING: It's easier than ever to share your drawing techniques with Behance's global online audience. Just open Fresco. Create a new document. Then tap Livestream from the Share menu in the upper navigation to let an audience look over your shoulder as you draw.

ADOBE CAPTURE RIBBON BRUSHES: The unique and personalized brushes created in Adobe Capture are now available in Adobe Fresco. Look for those libraries in the Pixel brushes menu.

SEND TO DESKTOP ILLUSTRATOR: Now Fresco better supports vector artists with Send to Illustrator functionality. Just tap the Share icon.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 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.

look at my yt: lucy draw's ! ,

Pls help

It just updated while o was using it and it glitched me out of the app so I went back on but everything was glitchy then it glitched me off again
Then this time when I went back on it it TURNED OFF my device as if it was dead
But then when i was about to check if it was actually dead it turned back on
And now when I try to open my artwork that I was working on when it updated it says I’m clicking it but won’t let me open it,rename it but it also lets me open my other artworks so pls help

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.


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Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, 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 (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, 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), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular and iPod touch (7th generation).


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