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. 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
PREMIUM ONLY FEATURES
• 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)
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MULTI-LAYER DRAG-AND-DROP: When it's time to tidy-up your layer stack, "Select multiple," tap on every layer you want to relocate, then just tap-hold-drag-and-drop the entire grouping to its new location.
SPRING 2021 BRUSHES: Spring has sprung. And arrived along with it are Kyle T. Webster's latest brushes, a celebration of foliage and specks and special effects. Use them in Fresco and make fresh art.
HIDE/REVEAL NUDGE: In Transform, Nudge makes pixel-by-pixel placement simple. But the tool can monopolize screen space. Not using Nudge? Tap the four-way-arrow icon in Transform mode to hide it.
OIL TEXTURE ON MERGED LAYERS: This small-but-mighty function preserves Live Oil stroke "height" after layers are merged. Go ahead. Load your brush.
FIXES: We've improved performance and fixed some bugs.
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Ratings and Reviews
The best painting experience ( free version )
I am a student and learning painting as a hobby. I have been painting when I was 3 years old, I am not professional however drawing/painting has been part of my life for nearly 4 decades. I am trying to move to digital painting for sometime now and used different softwares like photoshop with stylus, procreate etc. I wanted an app which can provide real painting/drawing experience and adobe fresco fulfills that dream. The live brushes are just amazing. There are reviews which talk about not having many tools but I don’t think we really need them unless you are working on a time constraint production. Real painting is not about having multiple tools, it’s about the experience. I am glad that there is a eraser option as in real media you don’t even have that luxury. I used procreate it’s a great app for digital artists but does not mimic the experience of real painting. So don’t go by the bad reviews and try out this app. I really really don’t want adobe to kill this app just for bad reviews. Also there has been a lot of feedback on high prices, however I think they are just for professionals who are mostly already paying for creative cloud. I just have the free app ( didn’t register for 6 months ) and I have access to all the tools I need to learn and practice. I believe adobe did a great job here and should be appreciated.
Another amazing Adobe app, that will become the standard.
I’m an amateur artist. Have been drawing/sketching since I was a kid. I got an iPad Pro a little a year ago, because I had become temporarily disabled, and needed something to keep me busy, for I would be confined to a bed for a long time. I of course got an Apple Pencil, and started doing the “paint by numbers” apps on here. Then of course, I downloaded the the Adobe Sketch app. It was okay. I literally have no idea what was/am doing, so I was very limited. Then Fresco was released. At first it still felt like the Sketch app, just a bit more customizable. Then when you guys finally released the big update after the 6 month trial, it opened a whole new world for me. Everything became more streamlined, and super easy to understand. Adding Brushes from PS super easy, but still limited. But over time, with more updates, it has become something special and unique. I bought and tried Procreate, several times, but I always end up going back to Fresco. Watching, and experiencing this app evolve, while I’m learning and evolving with it, has been amazing, and with so much time in the future to refine it, and better integrate PS with it, it will become the new standard. I’m so excited to see it happen, knowing I started from the very beginning. Thank you to the whole team over there!
WOW! why aren’t all drawing apps this good?
I don’t know where to start! This app is so amazing! First it has so many different brushes that you can use for free which is really cool. I’ve used a lot of drawing apps in like 30% of them were not free so I deleted them 50% weren’t even that easy to use and they also have limited ways of drawing and brushes and about 20% of them were just absolutely horrible. When I downloaded Adobe fresco I was not expecting this much it has tutorials on masking which I think is amazing there is tutorials on sections and a tutorial on brushes which was really helpful since there’s so many and I was trying to get the hang on all of them. I also love that you can basically use the lasso select to draw inside or outside of something which is really helpful and I also really love the water colors and how they can stay wet it looks really pretty so yeah as basic as this app gets it’s really cool and I love all the features and the free version is perfect and yeah plus the not free version seems good for professionals and it’s only $10 so maybe I will get that anyways I love this app I recommended it to my friends.
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- 819.8 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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