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When I first heard about Adobe Fresco I got really excited, only to find out it was only for mobile devices. Since then, I’ve been waiting for the desktop version and now it’s finally here. I’m going to take a look at it and tell you my first impressions. It was conceptually developed for touch devices, so I’m curious to know how it translates to the desktop (my preferred way of working).

According to Adobe, the idea of Adobe Fresco is to combine vector and raster brushes, plus revolutionary live brushes, to deliver a completely natural painting and drawing experience. For artists, illustrators, animators, sketchers, and anyone who wants to discover, or rediscover, the joy of drawing and painting.

At first glance, it looks and feels very much like most contemporary mobile device graphic apps look. That would be ok, given you can work comfortably from the desktop (after all, this is the desktop version, right?) Oh, wait…

After playing with my first few strokes here and there, I wanted to activate the eyedropper tool to pick a color from the canvas. I naturally pressed the button 1 on my stylus, which is what I do when I want to do this from most painting programs, like Photoshop. But nothing happened.

So I went to look for help and I found that in order to use the eyedropper tool on the fly, you have to first activate the “touch shortcut” button and then touch and hold anywhere on the screen until the eyedropper tool appears under your cursor. This might be great for touch devices, but for desktop users it is highly annoying. Even worse if you take into account that you can only activate this by having an actual touch graphic tablet or graphic monitor (I have a multitouch Wacom Cintiq, so I was lucky, but most desktop users won’t). I really, really disliked this. This simple tool is one that a digital painter uses profusely and infinitely, it can’t be a pain in the butt to activate. I’ll give Adobe the benefit of the doubt in imagining that they will address this in future desktop versions, since I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who will feel like this.

Same thing with brush size, for instance. The only thing you can choose your stylus button to do is to use just the eraser, or erase with the brush you’re using. Whaaat?!

Sorry if I started with the bad first. I was really excited to try this one, so this was a bummer and I had to mention it. Not all is bad, though!

There are three types of brushes: pixel brushes, which are similar to the ones you’re used to in Photoshop; live brushes, which use the power of Adobe Sensei to mimic traditional media like watercolors and oils; and vector brushes, which you can use in the same canvas as the rest.

What is conceptually new in Adobe Fresco are the live brushes, so I’ll focus on that.

I’ll put it simply and quickly: they are great! Both watercolors and oils flow and work beautifully, with enough parameters to make them work exactly as you want them to. I must say, though: I’m particularly in love with the watercolors. I’ve tried my share of programs that mimic traditional media and these are truly amazing. You really, really, feel as if you’re using the real thing. The way the colors interact, the way the water flow influences what happens, everything looks and feels as it should.

You can even use oils and watercolors in the same layer and make them interact. This would be really weird in real life, but thankfully you can play this way digitally without making a mess!

 

Conclusion:

I must confess I have mixed feelings about a program that I was really excited about and waited some time for. The under-the-hood engine part of it, I loved. But in order to use it comfortably and periodically, I would need for the desktop version to be more in tune with the desktop way of working. If you read any of my software reviews, you know by now how important I think the workflow and ease of use is.

I can only hope Adobe will take this into account in future versions of Fresco and give us desktop users a comfortable way of painting with such lovely tools.

 


 

Barbara Din is a visual artist, graphic designer, painter, interior designer, crafter, musician and writer living in Argentina. Learn more about Barbara and her work at the following links:
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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.

FREE FEATURES
• 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)

Terms & Conditions:
Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use http://www.adobe.com/go/terms_linkfree_en and the Adobe Privacy Policy http://www.adobe.com/go/privacy_policy_linkfree_en

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Version 2.7.9

COLOR ADJUSTMENT LAYERS: Make a color change without making a permanent color commitment. Adjustment Layers allow you to apply non-destructive tonal and color edits to your Fresco art. To get started experimenting with Hue/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast, and Color Balance, tap the Appearances icon (those interlocking circles) in the taskbar.

GRAPH GRIDS: Whether perfectly uniform or deliberately asymmetrical, all feels right when the elements of your art align with your vision. Tap on the graph icon in the taskbar to reveal the new Precision panel and get started using Fresco's grids to position the facets of your art.

ALIGNMENT GUIDES: Transform. Snap. It's that easy, in Transform mode, to snap a layer to the center of the canvas. Control this setting, and Rotation Snapping, in Fresco's Precision panel.

EXPANDED MASK SUPPORT: We've added masking support for Vector, Type, and Image layers. So go ahead. Experiment. Layer masking makes changes easily reversible on every layer in Fresco.

IMPROVED TOOL PERSISTENCE: Have a personalized arrangement for your tool options? Beginning with this version, Fresco will remember this customization of your work surface every time you open the app. Even better, Fresco will also remember which tool you were using when you last closed a document.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

17.5K Ratings

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!

SeanieDee

Now I know how the pros do it.

Hi there! I just recently downloaded this app, (as in, yesterday) and I am a aspiring 10 year old artist. I want to specialize in the Japanese art, anime and this helps a bunch! All though I can draw on paper easily, I’m still trying to find what suits ME, so I went on a adventure throughout the App Store, and came out empty. One day I was watching TV and your commercial came up for photoshop, so I searched up Adobe, and got this. I download the app and it was surprisingly easy to navigate. I thought all the techniques would be hard to use, but I was wrong. It was actually really simple. Everything was easy to use.
I kinda wish, and I know y’all have to make money somehow, but I wish it was all free. Like the Manga and Comic features so I can practice that (I also would like to be a author) but it wasn’t free and I’m using my school account so I can’t access it.
Going into 5th grade art is gonna be my elective, so this will be really helpful. I wanna be a pro some day, so this is probably gonna be a keeper until I get more advanced. If I have anything else to say, or anymore comments or concerns, I’ll edit… If not then I will leave it. Until then, happy creating aspiring artist like me, or good luck out there ya pros!!! Bye bye!!

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Seller
Adobe Inc.

Size
965.3 MB

Category
Graphics & Design

Compatibility
iPhone
Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
iPad
Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
Languages

English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
4+

Copyright
© 2016 - 2021 Adobe. All Rights Reserved.

Price
Free

In-App Purchases

  1. Premium Features$9.99
  2. Adobe Design Mobile Bundle$14.99
  3. Adobe Design Mobile Bundle$149.99

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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Adobe’s Fresco drawing app is now available on Windows

In September, Adobe launched Fresco, its next-gen drawing and painting app, for the iPad. Today, Fresco is also coming to Windows, starting with Microsoft’s Surface line (starting with the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Go and all Surface Studio and Book devices) and Wacom Mobile Studio devices. Like its iPad brethren, Fresco for Windows features Adobe’s vector and raster tools for painting, drawing and sketching.

The company says it built Fresco for Windows from the ground up. “It wasn’t an easy build but we worked closely with Microsoft and Intel to get the brushes right, and to squeeze from the hardware and software as much performance as possible,” the company notes in today’s announcement. Like on the iPad, the Windows version will also feature deep integrations with Adobe’s cloud storage to allow you to move seamlessly between machines and take your drawings to Photoshop and Illustrator.

Fresco for Windows, however, currently has fewer features than the iPad version. Adobe says it’s working to bring those into the app soon. “Because Fresco’s features matter, and we want them to be available no matter the platform, we’re working to get those remaining features in the app — quickly.”

There will be a free version for Windows, as well. It’s slightly limited, but will give you a good idea of the app’s capabilities.

Sours: https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/04/adobes-fresco-drawing-app-is-now-available-on-windows/
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1. 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.

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

If you want to install and use the Adobe Fresco: Draw & Paint app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >>


Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.


Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type Adobe Fresco: Draw & Paint in the search bar and press Search. Click on Adobe Fresco: Draw & Paintapplication icon. A window of Adobe Fresco: Draw & Paint on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.


Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use Adobe Fresco: Draw & Paint for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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Adobe Fresco: Draw & Paint Software Features and Description

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. FREE FEATURES • 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) Do Not Sell My Information: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/ca-rights-linkfree.html



Top Pcmac Reviews

  • The best painting experience ( free version )

    By Abhisek Jana (Pcmac user)

    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.

  • Good app, bad price

    By LoganChrist (Pcmac user)

    The app is fine as far as a drawing/painting app is concerned. I like Procreate better, but the brush engine for the live brushes is impressive. Adobe’s pay monthly per app subscription model, in addition to having to pay them a subscription for CC connectivity, is the reason I no longer utilize Adobe’s ecosystem for my professional work. If this app, like Procreate or the Affinity apps, offered a $10-$20 one time purchase option (maybe more, just using those numbers because the mentioned apps are in that range) then I would absolutely pay once to add a fully featured painting app to my workflow. But alas, like the rest of Adobe’s products, I have downloaded and played with the trial of this one and cannot find anything that would motivate me to pay a monthly fee for this app let alone to then pay more to be able to have a CC account to save and export my files to. This payment model must be successful for them because they keep doing it, but it’s alienating me and a lot of their other independent/non-enterprise users. To the point where neither I nor anyone I know in my professional circle use Adobes CC products to produce their work. If anything, it has driven the people who want to continue to use Adobes programs to piracy and other ways of getting access to CS6 and the like. Good app, I will continue to avoid unnecessary nickel-and-dime subscription models like the plague.

  • Good start...disappointing update

    By :Lb08: (Pcmac user)

    So Ive been eagerly awaiting the straight edge/shapes update..and I get that fresco is likely trying to differentiate themselves from procreate, but I think it’s fine to acknowledge/adopt some of the features that just work. The shapes/straight lines are much more intuitive in procreate if fresco’s solution is really this draggable ruler thing...? (Maybe I’m missing something?) I totally understand that a new app should have time to work out the kinks and update their way to a more robust tool. But this ruler interrupts the drawing flow and requires too many taps to get one simple result, tainting what is otherwise a pretty good UI. And we still can’t make a circle/arc so I guess we wait for yet another related but separate tool that could have been solved in one gesture. You guys already won me over with the vector brushes (and I’m already an Adobe user thus nothing beats an interconnected ecosystem) so there’s no need to be different for the sake of being different when the market has already shown us a more efficient solution. Please employ the drag and hold for perfected lines/shapes 🙏

  • Good software.. but I'm not taking the bait anymore

    By Default Itunes User (Pcmac user)

    Why can they not charge up front for the work they've done & that's it? I refuse to subscribe to this method of payment, although would pay more for apps developed by reputable companies than what is currently the avg. price. I know it sounds crazy but with Adobe's current offerings you could be close to a car payment or mortgage with they're monthly subscriptions. Computers used to be my thing, until this business model came along, now I use pencils & pens more often. Ironically those companies who require digital proofs or samples and insist on me digitizing my traditional work, are not companies I'm thrilled to work with and ultimately I do not submit anything to them. It's worth the extra gas, time, hassle, to drive for me to meet with the company & show them my artwork. I have yet to lose a job in which that was the case. Adobe lost me as a customer. I don't see the incentive for Adobe to innovate & update when they have a constant stream of income every month from mediocre Apps in the appstore. Come to thing of it, how many apps has Adobe abandoned in the Appstore? All the money Adobe funneled to themselves from my account while I worked that much harder in order to pay for it, I stopped & decided less is better, it saves the wear & tear on my body & I have more time for myself to enjoy life. Hell with it, I'm not going to bust my rear just to make them more money.

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