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Adobe Fresco: Draw & Paint
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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) Do Not Sell My Information: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/ca-rights-linkfree.html
Why it keeps adding layers when I try and draw I hate this so much!
by supperccbean on 2021/05/14 21:01
UHG I HATE THIS!!!
Great, but...
by NY2TX on 2021/05/12 18:25
I really liked this app and I still like it because it can’t use it. You can use it for painting, tracing, illustrating, collages, and stylized drawing as well as realistic.The only thing I wish they had was a copy tool. Now I’ve only started using Adobe Fresco probably about six months ago, so I don’t know if this is somewhere here but I’ve searched everywhere so it’s not where I float. When I mean by copy to I mean if you could select a surface of the painting or drawing that you’re doing and be able to copy it and you can flip it and turn around and color or do whatever to it. I believe this would be helpful because especially when you’re drawing cartoons, which is in my field. For example, if I were going to draw the face of my character and it’s really hard to draw eyes that are the same size so when I want to make one I would want to be able to copy that I that I think is a good one and flip it and use it on the other side of the face if you know what I mean. And when you were to copy the surface I thought I wish it was like a paintbrush which could copy every pixel perfectly like if you were copying circle or if shape that’s not a square it would be hard to use like a square shape to copy it or select it or select it. But overall I think if you want a free app to illustrate draw and paint digitally you should download this app. All it takes is a little patience to learn the ropes and after you learn the basics it’s pretty easy they even have tutorials and an online setting where you can share your ideas and concepts.
2.6GB Canvas
by Joshua D. on 2021/05/12 08:57
Response To Developer Reply: I’m not giving you my email address. Why don’t you just explain in your review reply why this stupid feature exists please? I suspect it has something to do with the validity of a user’s email address whenever signing up for an Adobe account. And that’s why you won’t explain the stupid canvas storage space creation problem and why you want me to email you instead, so you can have my email address. You’ve given the exact same reply to every single other person who mentioned this same problem that I did. That’s telling if you ask me and means you’re being dishonest and up to no good I’m pretty positive. I have more than enough free storage space on my device to create a blank canvas that would only amount to a couple of megabytes in default total. The fact that you programmed the app this way says you’re up to something shady. Explain the issue in more detail here. I’m not emailing you and I would advise other users facing this same issue who also got the same copy and pasted reply, to not email Adobe either. Either wait for their explanation here or just stick to your low star rating. Original Review: The app keeps telling me that I need an additional 2.6GB of storage space to create a canvas. I don't understand that for a second. Very bizarre and disappointing app in my opinion. Definitely would not recommend this program to anyone for that reason.
Really now, leaving sketch behind
by JBleachy on 2021/05/11 22:28
Adobe sketch was the app I moved to after Adobe draw. To see Adobe sketch be left behind, I naturally tried to move to the new Adobe fresco. The thing is, Adobe fresco is the size of a blue whale! I mean 2 gbs just to open ONE project? That is ridiculous! For someone who draws on their phone, having an app that doesn’t use so much space is needed because I want to use other apps.
Now I know how the pros do it.
by super annoyd on 2021/05/11 21:17
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!!
Needs So Much More
by ktall9000000 on 2021/05/10 14:50
This app is a pale substitute for Adobe Draw and I continue to be disappointed by the features it’s lacking (no grid guidelines, shapes or ability to export as ai to Illustrator come on). There’s some good things and the brush ranges are cool, but definitely needs so much more work Edit - coming back to lower my review the more I use the program. It’s been months how have the developers not added any of the features were all complaining about by now ???? Edit - It’s now been over a year since I left this review and many of the most simple features of Adobe Draw still have not been reincorporated. Years of this app and still no grid tool- are you serious Adobe?????
Can’t import PSD files into non-Adobe apps
by Productivity seekerr on 2021/05/09 13:40
If Adobe Fresco is installed I’m not able to import PSD files into other apps like Affinity Designer/Photo. The option is greyed-out. This happens for many other people too (there is a thread on the Affinity forums). When Fresco is uninstalled it works. Please allow us to import the files! I know Affinity is your competition, but this just forces me to stop using Adobe products including Fresco. So it doesn’t end up helping Adobe.
Awful
by Spaceprincess shannon on 2021/05/08 16:16
Adobes horrible file management strikes again. Only use this if you want to lose all your work in the terrible cloud. Be prepared to not have anything saved. Terrible terrible app. Lost everything because they refuse to let you save locally. Everything has to be through their cloud. Which never syncs.
Erase
by Pandicorn190 on 2021/05/07 18:14
It’s not bad at all. I do like it, it has very good tools and different brushes, very organized and overall really good. I’d say the only thing I don’t like about it is how pixilated it is and gets when you zoom in all the way to erase. Makes things very difficult
Easy to draw with !
by JayC1212 on 2021/05/07 01:20
So I’ve used this app for a very long time, literally since I began college 4 years ago, and it’s really the most understandable drawing app out there. I recommend it if you’re trying to learn digital art !
Drawing is so much fun now
by Deducible Pants on 2021/05/06 23:31
After years of using illustrator and auto desk sketchbook on my PC for drawing Fresco is just so much fun.
Phenomenal in every way
by idrawalotmore on 2021/05/05 14:58
Fan-*******-tastic app
Adobe missed the boat
by RP3n on 2021/05/04 14:15
This is a late addition to digital art. There are other options that don’t nickel and time users.
Awesome!
by ashdashycash on 2021/05/03 17:19
I love this app. So easy to use and has a lot of features.
I cannot download it
by ☘︎︎Amy☘︎︎ on 2021/05/03 16:31
Why can’t people with an IPad Air 2 download it? Adobe Fresco is a pretty good app, I have downloaded it on my phone. The app is okay but why does it not let this iPad download it?
No Tilt Sensitivity
by davej on 2021/05/01 21:09
It does not work with the Apple Pencils tilt sensitivity (shading with the side of the pencils ‘lead’. The app it replaces “Sketch” does.
Yesssss!
by james laquez on 2021/04/30 16:31
I have been looking for a great paint app for my iPad and I am so glad I found it because I am entering a contest for art. I love this app and I highly recommend it.
False advertising. It’s a demo app. Subscription is $120/year
by GadgetMojo on 2021/04/29 23:40
Why not just put this info upfront? Why waste people’s time? They state that it’s a “Free app”. No it’s not, most features are disabled. But annoyingly they’re still visible so every time you tap on something that’s not included, you’re taken to their purchase page. There’s no indication which is which so you’re going to get a very unpleasant experience if you go in thinking you can use this app for “free” But good apps should cost money, and I like paying for apps. I saw that there’s In-App Purchases, and I tapped on it (here in the Apple App Store). It says, “Premium Features $9.99” But that’s a lie. It does NOT cost $9.99, it costs $9.99 PER MONTH. Other apps put that in the description and in this section. I had to download the app, go through the creation of account process, and only then when I tap to purchase it, I am presented with the fact that this app is NOT available for sale, you have to pay per month. Some people are Ok with subscription, others (like me) are not. Put that in the description so we can make our decision upfront, and not waste our time.
Horrible
by katie latie on 2021/04/28 12:20
It makes you pay for storage to draw I can’t find a good app to draw with my Apple Pencil this is bad because it shouldent be like “ 2Ob storage BUY NOW MONTHLY!!” I think this is a bad app fix that make me be able to create a drawing without buying storage.
Good drawing program, terrible subscription service
by hugh mann face on 2021/04/27 01:34
I thoroughly enjoy the program itself, it works very well overall, but the paid subscription adds very little, and they make it impossible to unsubscribe.
could be a lot smoother
by Thecryingparade on 2021/04/25 03:55
i downloaded adobe vector on my ipad pro to replace procreate for an art project that i needed a vector brush for. the vector brush is good, but the program overall gives me such a headache. the program is just so slow. the brushes and erasers lag, the fill tool can take over a minute to do its job, and i’ve had to hold my finger down on the screen for like thirty seconds before in order to pick up a color i was using. i am also disappointed that you can’t name layers, so they become difficult to keep track of. i also am unsure if i can create a custom color palette to keep track of what colors i’m using. i’m usually very good at figuring that stuff out, so if you can, they don’t make it obvious or easy. i live in an extremely rural area, so the lag and slowness could be my wifi. but even so, when i use procreate, all that stuff is instant. i don’t think it’s the internet though, because it happens even when i work on a project i’ve enabled for offline use. the general user-friendliness of this application is okay, but it needs sooo many fixes and upgrades.
Great, until recently
by Awesome person50 on 2021/04/24 16:52
I’ve done a few drawings on this app and it works for me. I’m definitely an amateur when it comes to digital art, but Adobe Fresco made it fairly easy to learn. Best of all, it’s free and doesn’t pressure you into paying the subscription. Now all of a sudden, it’s almost unusable. It has to pause and load whenever I zoom in or out of my drawing. It also takes about a minute of loading to fill something, so I can’t use that feature anymore. There’s also a new lag when I draw a line. It’s also much harder to transform a part of the drawing. It’s glitchy and takes forever to load whatever you tap on. It’s incredibly frustrating and I’ve tried reporting it on the app but it says I need to attach an email, but there is no where to do so. I sincerely hope these issues are fixed because I would like to continue using this app.
Almost Perfect
by B- in Spanish on 2021/04/18 18:30
It just needs a magic wand selection tool and I would give it 5 stars.
Adobe Fresco Review
by aerdnadd on 2021/04/18 04:51
I use Adobe Fresco for album cover and fabric designs as a hobby. I absolutely love the live brushes and the ability to have numerous layers. There are many brushes available and it is easy to learn. I have been frustrated with the cloud and have lost several hours of work because of it. It would save quite a bit of time and frustration of having to switch to photoshop when I need to create a seamless repeat if I could do it in Fresco - especially since the cloud is such a pain. Also, they have been promising the symmetry drawing feature for ages, but it has yet to arrive.
Ok
by *+Winter_gaming+* on 2021/04/17 21:21
Ok
Great fun but file management takes some getting used to
by illustratorgeek on 2021/04/15 21:01
I am enjoying using this, and it’s actually better than I thought it was going to be. But it does take a little bit of getting used to the file management, with the automatic saving to the cloud. I have gotten several file conflict errors and I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. Probably my own fault, I acknowledge that, I’m just saying that the file management does take a little bit of getting used to.And there does not seem to be a way to close a document without saving it, which is what I wish you could do. However there is versioning so maybe they felt like that wasn’t necessary. I’ll keep using it but I wish the file management was a little more similar to regular Photoshop.
Thank you Adobe
by CRAZYJAY21797 on 2021/04/15 07:17
With the Apple Pencil, I can actually experience this great drawing app to its full potential. I'm having a blast!
Finally digital app that gives real painting experience
by BuckeyeJG on 2021/04/12 05:08
The live brushes are amazing.
Drawing siren head
by Ryanbak661 on 2021/04/11 04:46
I use that repels water so I can do my Siren Head or something like that or a bridge warm
Another amazing tool from Adobe
by sofiaramos12345 on 2021/04/10 15:05
Loving this new program. It offers such versatility and is easy to navigate.
Must have an Adobe account
by shiftlock on 2021/04/09 19:21
Can’t use unless you have an Adobe account.
Awesome
by 5thgrade123 on 2021/04/09 02:08
The app is a lot of fun especially during quarantine with nothing better to do. It works best on an iPad, but it also works pretty well on an IPhone. I COMPLETELY recommend it!
It’s really awesome
by Tam cam on 2021/04/08 15:24
This has to be my favorite app in the entire App Store. I draw now on all my breaks and a little before bed. I loved drawing when I was a kid and I found this app and fell back in love with art. I recommend this app to anyone wanting to get into digital art. It’s a start.
Not Working
by Jojo Clark on 2021/04/08 03:17
I tried to use the app tonight. When it opened up it wouldn’t let me use it because it said I needed more free space. (.4 Gb) I went through and deleted a lot of photos and other apps that I weren’t using on my iPad and it still told me that I did not have enough space (but now its saying I need .7 GB) I am not sure what it means by not enough space. Very disappointed that this happened because I loved this app.
Great but confusing
by Awesome Down Kid on 2021/04/07 16:14
Great but the mix color thing is hard
Procreate>this half baked app
by apple fanzz on 2021/04/07 11:02
No proper tools...not for professional s...may b useful for kids drawing 3 to 5 yrs
Learning
by Persons & Co.. on 2021/04/06 02:53
Need to practice at it. Wish I knew how to circle text. Love the app!
Adobe needs to get its act together
by phillk86 on 2021/04/04 21:52
Once again Adobe creates random apps, many with duplicated features, then decides to discontinue a popular app, direct users to another app supposedly comparable, but missing the most basic of features. Seriously, a shape tool that doesn’t just fill, but can do “outlines” or actual shapes is missing from a drawing app? I mean they already had a professional photo editing app (Lightroom) that took years to add watermarking (the most basic of needs from photographers), now this? I’m guessing next they’ll unveil a photoshop replacement that lacks the ability to import photos.
Awesome!
by alive2create on 2021/04/04 16:14
Just awesome - you have to try it and see for yourself.
Solid, some kinks to work out
by UtahHostage on 2021/04/04 00:53
Disclaimer: I work for Adobe and received a free license. My opinions are my own and do not represent the opinions of Adobe or it’s subsidiaries or investors. I was pleasantly surprised by Fresco, it’s a solid drawing program. I especially like the live brushes feature which can simulate watercolors or oil paint effects. It saves to the Adobe cloud automatically, so if you’re doing other projects with Adobe products, the integration is pretty seamless. Overall though, I’ll be sticking with Procreate for now as my primary painting tool. Fresco still has some kinks to work out. 1. It frequently misreads the palm of my hand as input, switching layers or colors while I’m working. 2. The UI prioritizes tools over tool options, requiring more taps than I’d like to perform my most frequent actions (brush size, opacity/pressure). Verdict, a cool addition to the creative cloud with easy integration with other Adobe products, but I don’t think it’s going to become my primary digital painting tool. Worth trying out.
Why wouldn’t Adobe Fresco let me SIGN IN!!!?
by McKenzie The Cat on 2021/04/02 18:50
When I try to sign up or use my apple account to sign in it won’t let meh!! 😞😞😞
Good app
by Art Man 😎😎😎😎😎 on 2021/04/02 04:18
It’s amazing app but one thing I don’t like it is hard to get something really small 👏🏻
Still Waiting
by Grafiksol on 2021/04/01 14:07
LOVE Adobe Fresco’s drawing experience!!!!! I admit I have not painted as much as I know a lot of people out there might have by now but I am a comic book illustrator so pencil is where I reside most of my time for producing pages. But only for the figures as the Drawing Aids and in particular the Perspective Assisted Drawing which was teased at the launch of this program, has yet to appear and the ‘Coming Features’ Section is just demoralizing at this point as it’s almost two years of waiting on these features. I guess if I had to suggest a feature, I would suggest a lasso fill tool like in Clip Studio Paint. I LOVE Adobe Fresco!!! I complain about the technical tools because it is the difference between using the app half the time with Clip Studio Paint or stay in one art app. For the amount it costs per month I think it is the least Adobe can do.
Trash
by LalisaMoooby on 2021/03/31 16:33
Why do I have to free up storage FOR A CANVAS THATS SO RIDICULOUS
I like it, Great app
by Fyouripoffpieceofshitapp on 2021/03/29 14:15
You have done a great job of creating an easy to use, fun, functional App. I enjoy it very much
Been drawing
by The Dude 34 on 2021/03/28 23:33
Needs warp for transform tool and multi window function so I can always have a zoomed out preview. Also being able to crop / mask ref pictures without the hassle of converting it.
Best tool for the job!
by SlimWaites on 2021/03/19 15:53
This app is awesome! Expands creativity anywhere I go!
Its amazing
by Corran80Dman on 2021/03/17 19:05
It can glitch if you have it on the wrong setting but other than that I love it. I didn’t have word so I used this for an essay. It does everything. I even have a business using this app as its source. Its worth your while.
A good app. Very frustrating when I get down to the details in painting.
by ColorSlugger on 2021/03/16 21:59
This is a cool app, but all shortcuts seem to be half baked. Color picker functions must be updated. There is no quick access keyboard shortcut for the color picker; this would be a function that does not stay on the color picker after a selection of a color. Of course there is the long press color picker that goes away after the selection, but this does not allow me to maintain my grip on the Apple Pencil or my location on the canvas. Also I hate that the color picker resets my brush opacity.
I like what I see...
by Rickardt on 2021/03/13 06:13
I can certainly see the appeal with this program, and I may give it some more serious time. One feature I was impressed to find was the “Snapline” feature, which allows you to draw a line and hold at the end to create a straight line. This feature can also be found in competitors like Procreate and Infinite Painter, however, unlike Fresco, Procreate and Infinite Painter can use that function to also create smooth curves and even some shapes. I would love to see Fresco add that functionality in to their “Snapline” feature set, as it is an incredibly useful function. I’ll add stars as improvements come to the program.
WOW! why aren’t all drawing apps this good?
by detective JJthe cat on 2021/03/04 12:56
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.
Better brush than procreate but
by Pani Poni on 2021/03/04 04:30
UPDATE: please bring back the green icon. Green is such a calming and enticing color. Other than that, great app! — OL REVIEW: but please add the option to disable “double tap to undo.” My palm makes things “undo” too much. It’s annoying. Besides that, this app is wonderful and I like the inking brushes more than procreate. Also since it’s cloud enabled, I won’t lose my art like I did with procreate 😢
Good but pales in comparison.
by Chevcast on 2021/02/28 19:21
Fresco already has some unique features that outshine Procreate with the live and vector brushes. I also love the ruler tool and the ability to quickly turn my current brush into an eraser. But that's it. It's missing grid, symmetry, and perspective drawing guides. It's missing animation assist. It's even missing quick shape! Try to draw a perfect circle in Adobe Fresco. You can't. You can't draw a perfect square, triangle, or elipse in Fresco. Blows my mind tbh. It's also severely lacking in layer properties and effects. That said, If they add these things then Fresco will quickly take Procreate's place as my tool of choice. Problem is that we haven't had a real update in months. Just minor ones that just improved brush performance. They even included their "invite to edit" feature in their last patch notes which is just a feature of documents in Adobe's cloud and not a Fresco-specific feature. Which makes me worried that they have slowed development on Fresco. I keep hoping they're gonna surprise us with a big update that suddenly brings it mostly on par with Procreate but so far no dice. I'll keep watching but until that happens I can't recommend this app. As it stands you're still gonna want to use Procreate over anything else on the market.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD FRESCO
by Schreizephyr on 2021/02/28 05:52
If you are using other art programs like Procreate, Affinity Photo, Paintstorm, etc. (basically any art program where you can freely open up psd files), downloading Fresco will make it so you CANNOT open up psd files in your other art programs. If you try to import your files from any other art program all your psd files will be grayed out. I tried to import/open my art from Dropbox and Google Drive nor could I send them from Drive/Dropbox to any of the aforementioned art apps. It’s like the only way to open psd files in other art apps was to delete Fresco.
I like it but it’s like a claustrophobic baby
by Josniffy on 2021/02/27 02:32
It needs too much space whenever you wanna play with it. Everytime I open this joint I have to delete 3 more of my perpetually more precious memories because apparently 3.2 gb is the magic number that activates this very pretty good drawing app. I could definitely recommend it more if only they got rid of this. Have a good day!
Great app but Glitches
by eveetiger on 2021/02/26 21:00
After working on illustration, it throws large pixelated square over a finished piece and ruins the drawing. Seems like it struggles to hold a large file. I work on a brand new iPad Pro. It’s not the computer.
Beautiful absolutely beautiful
by anb jr on 2021/02/23 15:46
I don’t know how your smudge brush works but it is so good. Also the other brushes, the smoothness. Literally all you guys really need is a symmetry option also make the air brush smoother.
Overall Happy - Missing Key Feature
by WiLLxOxW on 2021/02/23 11:39
I’m loving Fresco so far, but it needs Curves! I don’t like having to switch apps for one feature/tool! It’s a pain, so I’ll stick with Procreate until this feature is added to Fresco.
One of the best out there
by KusaCapalot on 2021/02/22 14:38
I’ve been bouncing around art apps for years, but once my dad got me using this one I could never stop. The brushes are fluid, the blending feature is good, and it’s easy to navigate. The only flaws I see is the price and amount of space it takes up on my iPad.
So cool. Just..
by Brichphotography on 2021/02/21 19:32
This is such a friggin cool app. I’m just anxiously waiting for the symmetry feature to come. It’ll be 5 star then..!!!
Problems
by jenniferhorn77 on 2021/02/20 16:52
Love the application, but I am experiencing difficulties on opening a drawing that I haven’t finished. I have deleted drawings I have no use for and I am still experiencing the lag when the drawing is downloaded to my iPad to work on without WiFi
Not what I expected
by Tiny Pierson on 2021/02/19 22:45
Normally you say that as a bad thing. But as a learning digital artist this is really easy and simple to use and I can do pretty cool things on here.
Gal
by gal tag on 2021/02/19 09:35
Very good, just like procreat but free
Love it love it love it
by desi#7 on 2021/02/19 07:43
I can be on this app for hours the versatility the zoom in for detail work if there were more stars I would give it
Drawing
by adaqueen234 on 2021/02/17 18:22
I recommend this app it’s great but if u don’t have enough storage then u can’t finish your picture until u clear some of your storage out
No option to skip Cloud sync
by Valqueri on 2021/02/16 20:37
If you’re working on proprietary, SBU, EAR, or ITAR projects, you have no way of telling Adobe Fresco not to sync the projects to your Adobe cloud. Seems like it would be a very easy option to turn that off. But Adobe is probably trying to sell you on cloud storage space. Seems like a powerful app, and yes it is free, but no thanks, Adobe.
The best
by Chris mateo on 2021/02/13 23:47
The best
Really great.
by coolcat😺😺 on 2021/02/12 20:23
I love all the tools.
Over $100/year?
by Meyton Panning on 2021/02/11 14:01
I like the live brushes a lot. The watercolor brushes are fun although not close to realistic. But there is no way that I will pay over $100 for a years worth of use with Adobe’s subscription model. Not when there are other apps with 1 time charges that will give results that are just as good.
Not included in "CC All-Apps" package!?
by RoroRennyR on 2021/02/09 18:42
If you check the various Adobe plans, Fresco seems to be the ONLY app or program that is not included. Did they forget to add it to the list? Is it really not included? No way to know for sure without wasting an entire day trying to communicate with Adobe. There’s a week-long special right now at Adobe: "All Apps" for $40/month. I’d go ahead and subscribe, but I have to pass because I can’t figure out what "all" means. Oh well, there are plenty of excellent painting apps out there.
Problems/Bugs?
by user282838 on 2021/02/09 06:15
The only issue I have is that it keeps asking friends more space because I’ve recently cleared up a bunch of space and it still asks for more
Hate it
by hi. maddie on 2021/02/02 00:13
You have to have 2.6 Storage not failed. This is a bad app I hated it. Do not get you will right that decision
Yes
by bijee1120 on 2021/02/01 04:48
Prob favorite app right now, just messing with pictures a different way then the norm is really the best way to make me look at things differently
Flipping amazing!!!!!!!!
by galxywolfmaster on 2021/01/31 03:22
It’s so useful an kinda fun! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who like procreate but has to pay
Love it
by Your stressing me out on 2021/01/25 23:46
Easy to use, I love that I can draw an image or vector on my iPad and send it to straight to illustrator on my laptop to use in designs and projects. I’m happy:)
Beautiful watercolor
by BARBRA I. on 2021/01/25 21:34
I use the watercolor brushes the most and LOVE them. Took a bit to get used to how it works but it’s been worth it!
Just barley usable
by bosshuge on 2021/01/21 19:13
This is a toy app that I hoped was near to procreate but for $120 year it even a contender. Trust me, I prefer Adobe products but at this price point vs application, it’s just plain usury and insulting.
Great!
by whyudoday on 2021/01/20 23:34
This app is great if u want to draw/paint digital however, the reason I put a 4 start is because I am a bit confused by the app but I just hafta get used to it but overall for me it’s a 4 and I really recommend this app also I’m not hating on this app
Keller G
by ¡KG! on 2021/01/19 22:22
I used to see this app as an easy way to create art for someone, like me, who is far from a professional. With the new additions; however, I find it more difficult to use and am having trouble having fun using it. Even with watching tutorials or using directions, I oftentimes now have a hard time navigating my way through it. Before the new additions it was far easier and simpler to use.
This App is A-MAZING!
by Jules#77 on 2021/01/18 11:59
As a traditional fine art painter with as professional background in graphic design I can tell you that this app is just pure bliss! Almost instant gratification when I comes to the creation process and the possibilities for application in traditional work-flows, creation, and education! In addition, it makes me so happy to be able to create while traveling. I don’t need to worry about having a bunch of art supplies with me - all I need is my iPad with Pencil and Adobe Fresco!
Awesome App!
by Jazimations on 2021/01/14 13:50
Honestly a dope app to work on projects. Most things I need to make decent illustrations I have on this app. Check it out!
It’s AWSOME but...
by WaffleDoggoYT on 2021/01/11 21:38
It’s bad
The best app i see!!
by hamidreza tafresh on 2021/01/10 12:18
Hello, I have only one suggestion, please add these in the next updates: 1- Magic wand 2- Stroke 3- Adjustment panel for layers Thanks really awesome
No shape/scale & no grids!
by riwiwer on 2021/01/07 14:35
The app is good but there is no grids. Also no scales and shape!! If the layers are locked in my project then the project can't be removed before I unlocked the layer. need more free futures & update.
idk man
by on 2021/01/06 05:26
theres no shape tracing as sketch does, which is quite a useful and critical for certain drawings, and the eraser doesnt show a radius where it may be so erasing might be a struggle for some hard to erase areas
Finally an Adobe App that works for drawing and text in vectors.
by Grandad52 on 2021/01/04 21:52
Finally an app for my iPad Pro that works the way Illustrator does. I can save to Illustrator and finish on my computer. And I can use the Apple Pencil for vector drawing and shapes along with pixel based watercolor, oil or pencil drawing with layers. I have not tried all the features, but so far some of my best work is coming out of work on Fresco.
Fantastic app!
by Afisher246 on 2021/01/04 04:47
I have no prior experience with these types of programs and within a week or two I was able to create some work that I’m really proud of. The initial learning curve is pretty steep but you can really learn the basics after just a few hours of use.
Easy to use
by Deyba on 2021/01/03 21:23
I’m finding it easy to use as I continue to learn. My only problem with it is the way the canvas moves if I rest my palm on the drawing. Is there a way to lock it? Otherwise I like it very much.
Very Excited to see Future Update
by Du_Voir on 2021/01/03 18:00
This beautiful Vector/Pixel Hybrid app Adobe cooked up is what I’ve been waiting for so long. I’m excited to see what future updates are coming up. A few more vector brushes, more intuitive color fill options, reference layers, etc. Fresco is checking so many boxes right now. There’s still a ton of unchecked boxes but I am loving this app so far. The vector drawing experience feels the best and most natural of all the apps I tried so far.
Locksup '
by Blizzard_Bleich on 2021/01/02 20:48
When I open the app, there is a good chance it freezes, close after opening.new and try's i-am ig to get the flow of it, but I cannot if I can not use the app.
Love it!
by Rob_Alston on 2021/01/02 17:37
I’m excited to use this app everyday in 2021!
A great app but very buggy
by creasybear_ on 2021/01/01 21:57
I am used to using Adobe sketch alone with Adobe draw and integrating with my workflow with the Adobe suite on desktop. I have been using fresco since it’s release but I am hesitant to use it because of the issues. When I rest my palm on the screen it will create a straight line from where the Apple Pencil is and where my hand rests which I have never had an issue with their previous apps. Also when I use the tilt function for shading it will sometimes remain in that mode even when the pencil is not longer tilted. While the app is rich of features and great things I still await a stable version when I can use it confidently.
Fun!
by typingreviews on 2020/12/31 22:48
I think this is a great app!! I like drawing on it but sometimes I can’t find the right size of a sheet or when I draw it just doesn’t seem right! This app is very great for drawing like sunsets landscapes and all of that, but when I tried to draw a city a neighborhood a house with a nice sunset it wasn’t as pleasant! But this app is lovely I haven’t had to pay like most apps with you do.
Love it!
by Ryanrizza on 2020/12/28 08:14
I just love the different mediums 1 can experiment with
Almost awesome!
by JennyK78 on 2020/12/27 16:30
I love this app except there are some features missing so I gravitate to procreate. PLEASE add assisted drawing and warp. If you added those two things, Fresco would beat procreate hands down.
Absolutely love it!
by YoungDeth on 2020/12/27 04:32
10/10 would recommend. Seriously changed what I thought an app was capable of.
Best watercolor experience!!!
by Teryl Hollins on 2020/12/25 01:04
I am not new to drawing, but have always admired subtle color blending with watercolor techniques. I was looking for a digital app that truly offered watercolor effects and blends. This is IT!!
Simply amazing!
by cayo.a on 2020/12/20 14:49
I love this app! The functionality, ease of use and the numerous artistic art styles right at your fingertips.
I just want to stay up and make art.
by purplemelon17 on 2020/12/19 07:57
I never thought I would like to draw digitally but Adobe Fresco makes it so easy! I have created a logo for our podcast and now I’m importing all my hand drawn artwork to Fresco-ize it! You-tube some tutorials and now it’s hard to cut my screen off and go to bed. I just want to stay up and make art.
The best painting experience ( free version )
by Abhisek Jana on 2019/10/15 23:40
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.
by Cousinike on 2020/08/24 19:36
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.
by super annoyd on 2021/05/11 21:17
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!!
WOW! why aren’t all drawing apps this good?
by detective JJthe cat on 2021/03/04 12:56
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.
Good app, bad price
by kwotonz on 2019/10/02 20:21
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.
A Work in Progress
by Alvin Oei on 2020/01/15 14:27
After hearing much talk about Fresco, I wanted to try it as an alternative to Procreate and was pleasantly surprised. The most attractive feature to me is the pencil brush and how real it feels by default. I have not been able to find something as natural with the perfect amount of noise yet for PC even though I’ve been using it for years. Yes, the default pencil is beautiful so I have been using this for ideation. I am only giving Fresco 3 stars, however, because in 2 days of using this app it has already crashed 10 times. That makes it really difficult to keep a steady workflow. The files aren’t particularly big, which makes me raise my eyebrows. Also, the lack of being able to distort or warp images in perspective, which is essential in both Photoshop and Procreate, makes it difficult for me to use this professionally. I am subscribed to CC so this comes with the bundle, but unless these very basic essentials are fixed, it will be hard to compete with Procreate 5 in my opinion.
Decent. Not bad, but not great
by confetticannon on 2019/10/14 01:44
I’ve been playing around with Procreate for a while now and fresco just didn’t match the quality in their UX or execution of brushes. A lot of brushes do not pick up/mix with colors underneath. And the live ones feel more like blending brushes rather than painting brushes because they mix more of the initial color already there than they put new color down. The oil brushes have this odd bevel and emboss effect that reminded me of the early 2000s days of photoshop effects. And only like 4 brushes could tilt. I was impressed with the halftone brushes. They worked very well and is something Procreate doesn’t come with. You can buy brushes from other places for Procreate that work just as well though. The lack of blending brush mode is the most frustrating experience as that is what I use most to create my work. The eraser is just one solid circle. A massive drawback. -SUMMARY- In general the brush selection was underwhelming and not as impressive as one would hope for considering there is another app with a one time payment of $10 instead of a monthly creative cloud subscription for the rest of your life. I’m hoping as time goes by there will be major improvements in store.
Not Worthwhile
by Lemrisin on 2020/01/25 18:15
I’ve been around with Adobe since Photoshop CS3. And I’ve read Adobe’s responses to the people who dislike this subscription model. Adobe, you can tell us that $10 a month is ‘worthwhile’ because we also gain access to Photoshop for desktop, but I’m not buying it. You’ve done very little over the past few years to genuinely improve the brush engines in desktop Photoshop for artists or added any new feature that significantly add to the field of illustration or 2D artists. You’ve stopped innovating. While it is true the brushes in fresco are far better than anything in desktop Photoshop, that isn’t enough to warrant a monthly subscription. I will give my money to developers who let me OWN the software perpetually. No strings attached. No what ifs, and no worry if I can’t make a payment one month. As others have pointed out, what incentives DO you all have to make any improvements if people will give you a monthly infusion of cash? Ultimately, I have more faith in smaller development teams who aren’t multi million dollar companies who are out to make as much money as they can. Procreate, Infinite Painter, and Artstudio Pro are far better alternatives to this sub-par software.
It’ll keep getting better
by seazona on 2020/05/18 19:43
I love that the market forces Adobe to first come out with a competing product, and secondly, race to be better than the competition just by sheer force. I said this about XD when it came out. It stood no chance against Sketch and now I think it’s getting so much closer to being a peer (in some ways, it’s far surpassed Sketch). Fresco is used by different types of artists, but I like whiteboarding on it with my product team using the vector tools. We can get requirements written up and then draw through flows or UI speedily. Copy and paste an element - form field, for example - and you saved even more time than if you were on an actual whiteboard. It’s been missing features like shape detection, but I’m excited to try the latest set of features which does include creating shapes in a method similar to Illustrator’s.
Good start...disappointing update
by :Lb08: on 2019/11/05 00:28
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 🙏
Worked good the first couple days...
by Ghastly28 on 2020/05/19 22:31
Got the app on my new ipro, and the first few days it worked great, now it pauses randomly after some strokes. It also doesn’t always register the touch to step back so you keep tapping, it then catches up and goes back multiple steps...annoying. I’m using the same vector brushes and same size artwork I did with Adobe DRAW and never encountered these problems. The other day I discovered that if I hold after a curved line, I could scale and rotate!!!! My mind was blown! ....this option stopped working. HUGE PROBLEM: I spent 2 days working on a piece, went to work on it the next day and MY VECTOR ART WAS RUINED!! All my VECTOR lines became PIXEL lines. I then realized that right above the MERGE LAYERS BUTTON, Is the TURN LAYERS TO PIXEL button......are you kidding me?!? If your pencil slips and you don’t catch it, your screwed. You can’t turn them back once you close the app (possibly even before) if these items were fixed this app would be wonderful, and I wouldn’t feel bad dishing out more $$ to adobe. Also I noticed a new vector brush was added, please continue to add vector brushes, as that was my one original issue. I cant wait to rate this app 5 stars!
It’s Great! But Still No Magic😞
by Mar Goran on 2019/09/24 18:20
Good Afternoon, To All adobe fans. Yes fresco is another great adobe app with killer features and versatility, but once again they created another app where the the selection tool is still to in simplest words, basic. Not sure if there are many who can relate, but those of us who spend quite the time with line art and block out areas freehand and just want that simple, quick, right to the point deletion from an area would probably agree that Quick selection tool and the Magic Wand need to make an appearance. Now I know Fresco is new and there have been some who’ve yet had the chance to check it out, but I think quick ways to delete white space should be available on these awesome programs, meaning I should be able tap the area I want to be deleted and delete that area. Similar to the selection tool in Autodesk Sketchbook which is similar to Photoshop in so many ways it’s not even funny. Just my thoughts.
Adobe
by not original name but thats ok on 2020/10/16 03:35
Alright im gonna say this now, dont buy this. and to the devs, make this better, period. first off, for all the good brushes, u have to pay. yes, actual money. and its 10 dollars A MONTH. NOT A ONE TIME PAY, BUT A MONTH. im not paying that much for just a drawing software. second of all. the learning stuff when u first open the app, it doesnt help. it didnt help me. it didnt help my friends. third of all, wheres the blending brush? this would be SOOOO much better if we had a blending brush. this app, ALONE, overheated my drawing ipad. thats horrible too! fourth thing, half of the stuff is copied from procreate.... in a bad way! (procreate is so much better tho). fifth, the bucket drop tool leaves white spaces in between!!! EXCUSE ME?! I mean, i mine as well draw on that crappy “paint” software thats always on computes!!!! sixth, everytime i draw a line, it goes on another layer. jesus, i dont expect every time i try to draw i get another layer!!!! and besides, half of the brushes arent even compatible with an apple pen. LIKE?!???!??!?! my god, its not that hard to make ur thing better. please PLEASSSEEE dont waste ur email, money, and time for this, costumers. i dont like this one bit.
Good software.. but I'm not taking the bait anymore
by Default Itunes User on 2019/11/07 15:31
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.
Adobe knows what we like.
by Mekklesack on 2020/02/15 17:31
I’m glad Adobe finally fixed the undo/redo issue, now I find myself getting excited to draw on this app again and that’s essential going from start finish on any project. I’m sure using an application others are equally excited over and are also using exposes each individual to that mana artists thrive on for inspiration. It’s nice to be apart of something while drawing, it’s possible that I may get more work done here on this app art-wise than anywhere else, and that’s been the case with me on Adobe products for a long time now. I’m very excited about Fresco once more and moving forward, I may actually start doing more art regularly again. Thanks Adobe, please continue to tighten the app.
Great, until recently
by Awesome person50 on 2021/04/24 16:52
I’ve done a few drawings on this app and it works for me. I’m definitely an amateur when it comes to digital art, but Adobe Fresco made it fairly easy to learn. Best of all, it’s free and doesn’t pressure you into paying the subscription. Now all of a sudden, it’s almost unusable. It has to pause and load whenever I zoom in or out of my drawing. It also takes about a minute of loading to fill something, so I can’t use that feature anymore. There’s also a new lag when I draw a line. It’s also much harder to transform a part of the drawing. It’s glitchy and takes forever to load whatever you tap on. It’s incredibly frustrating and I’ve tried reporting it on the app but it says I need to attach an email, but there is no where to do so. I sincerely hope these issues are fixed because I would like to continue using this app.
2.6GB Canvas
by Joshua D. on 2021/05/12 08:57
Response To Developer Reply: I’m not giving you my email address. Why don’t you just explain in your review reply why this stupid feature exists please? I suspect it has something to do with the validity of a user’s email address whenever signing up for an Adobe account. And that’s why you won’t explain the stupid canvas storage space creation problem and why you want me to email you instead, so you can have my email address. You’ve given the exact same reply to every single other person who mentioned this same problem that I did. That’s telling if you ask me and means you’re being dishonest and up to no good I’m pretty positive. I have more than enough free storage space on my device to create a blank canvas that would only amount to a couple of megabytes in default total. The fact that you programmed the app this way says you’re up to something shady. Explain the issue in more detail here. I’m not emailing you and I would advise other users facing this same issue who also got the same copy and pasted reply, to not email Adobe either. Either wait for their explanation here or just stick to your low star rating. Original Review: The app keeps telling me that I need an additional 2.6GB of storage space to create a canvas. I don't understand that for a second. Very bizarre and disappointing app in my opinion. Definitely would not recommend this program to anyone for that reason.
Drains battery while not in use.
by NotAFan987 on 2020/04/18 11:59
Great app for drawing overall. It’s really good for what you get for free, and i’s even better if you have a creative cloud subscription. However, the app drains a lot of battery when not in use. I went to sleep with my iPad at 70%, and woke up to it being at about 60%. When i checked my battery settings, I saw that adobe fresco was draining it all night. This never happened to me before. I usually leave my iPad on, unused, for days and it stays at the same percentage. I don’t think you would have such a problem if you closed the app every time you used it, but that’s not very good for the battery’s lifespan. As far as I’m concerned, this stays the best app for realistic oil/watercolor digital paintings, so I will continue using it. Until the problem is fixed, i can’t recommend it to someone with an older device and a shorter battery life.
My issue got resolved by itself
by Shadenab on 2019/09/26 19:40
Loving the app so far, Im curious to know if this is what it was promised to be photoshop for ipad and the name was changed. Other than that pretty cool that I have all my cloud documents from adobe sketch and my creative cloud. I pay for the creative suite so having this app with no additional cost is great. Im used to the simplicity of procreate but I understand with all of the features the compromise that has to be made, maybe the layers panel can be a pop up from the top bar, that way the right bar can be removed. It would also be nice to have more photoshop tools, that why I asked if this is a new name of what photoshop was going to be :) The issue that I had with the 3.0GB storage got resolved the next day so I deleted my one star review. If theres still action I should take let me know.
Still Waiting
by Grafiksol on 2021/04/01 14:07
LOVE Adobe Fresco’s drawing experience!!!!! I admit I have not painted as much as I know a lot of people out there might have by now but I am a comic book illustrator so pencil is where I reside most of my time for producing pages. But only for the figures as the Drawing Aids and in particular the Perspective Assisted Drawing which was teased at the launch of this program, has yet to appear and the ‘Coming Features’ Section is just demoralizing at this point as it’s almost two years of waiting on these features. I guess if I had to suggest a feature, I would suggest a lasso fill tool like in Clip Studio Paint. I LOVE Adobe Fresco!!! I complain about the technical tools because it is the difference between using the app half the time with Clip Studio Paint or stay in one art app. For the amount it costs per month I think it is the least Adobe can do.
A great start!
by Mikethe3 on 2019/11/06 05:07
I think this program has some amazing potential. The live paint layers provide the best digital watercolor I’ve ever seen on any platform. Working with the flowing watercolor paints feels great and produces some good results. I really hope Adobe focuses on continuing development, because as good as it is, Fresco isn’t a complete package. I had a difficult time getting beyond just playing around, as there is a lot of missing functionality and precision required for a full drawing and painting experience. It’s impossible not to compare this with Procreate, which has a very full feature set. Fresco’s live paint is really it’s only advantage. I can’t imagine who would pay the monthly fee on its own. But Adobe’s UI is pretty solid and there are the bones of something really special. I hope they put the pedal to the metal and evolve this program to fulfill its promise soon.
Great start!
by Lucapisanu on 2019/10/15 00:08
Coming from many many years of Photoshop, Digital Painting and also Procreate I have to say that Fresco brings me back on the feeling that I have with Photoshop on my bigger Wacom Cintiq. Also the easy way of importing my brushes is great and they react as you would expect. Since it’s still a new app it has a lot of stuff that’s missing that would complete it for me, like the absence of the smudge tool, curves, color balance etc as well as minor stuff like the color picker that always needs to be dragged from the center and little things like that. I have a lot of fun painting with Fresco and it has my support for future releases.
Good but pales in comparison.
by Chevcast on 2021/02/28 19:21
Fresco already has some unique features that outshine Procreate with the live and vector brushes. I also love the ruler tool and the ability to quickly turn my current brush into an eraser. But that's it. It's missing grid, symmetry, and perspective drawing guides. It's missing animation assist. It's even missing quick shape! Try to draw a perfect circle in Adobe Fresco. You can't. You can't draw a perfect square, triangle, or elipse in Fresco. Blows my mind tbh. It's also severely lacking in layer properties and effects. That said, If they add these things then Fresco will quickly take Procreate's place as my tool of choice. Problem is that we haven't had a real update in months. Just minor ones that just improved brush performance. They even included their "invite to edit" feature in their last patch notes which is just a feature of documents in Adobe's cloud and not a Fresco-specific feature. Which makes me worried that they have slowed development on Fresco. I keep hoping they're gonna surprise us with a big update that suddenly brings it mostly on par with Procreate but so far no dice. I'll keep watching but until that happens I can't recommend this app. As it stands you're still gonna want to use Procreate over anything else on the market.
So far so good I guess
by Camp127 on 2020/04/11 15:00
Great if you haven’t purchased procreate already. Procreate functionality with photoshop is the same as Fresco if you have photoshop on a Mac or Pc with iCloud. Procreate I say is still better for work with raster projects. I was interested in the vector functionality of this app but this does not play nice with lllustrator, making this app useless for me. 95% of my work is vector. If I can bounce projects back and forth from Illustrator to Fresco that would be great. I guess that’s what illustrator draw is for? To sum up, I need better vector functionally and a way to take my excising .ai files to this app and vice versa. For now procreate is still miles ahead. If Adobe can bring me full (actually full x86 app) lllustrator and Photoshop to the Ipad with the new mouse support I would be a very happy camper, and I could replace my Mac with iPad. For now I’m stuck at my desk.
Premium version aside, the free version is great.
by CarbonatedDrinks on 2019/12/31 02:02
I’m getting tired of hearing people complaining about the price when we all know Adobe isn’t going to drop their monthly subscriptions fees from any of their products. It’s just how greedy they are, we get it. Now onto the features for the free version of the app.... in all honestly, it’s great. If they add a non destructive flip view horizontal feature, some gradient tools, sharpen, blur, and a few basic color adjustment features I would have given this app 5 stars. Still for those who don’t want to pay for premium and want a wider range of brushes, stick to your favorite which I’m assuming is procreate. Still, the free version of fresco is great for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a dime on a great drawing app.
Great when it works
by DayWalkerDANI on 2020/12/16 22:10
The tools are insanely glitchy. The live brushes frequently pause and then splatter paint, often in random places on the canvas; the eraser tool is great except it also does random erasing where it causes a perfect circle of erased space and if you don’t catch it in time, there’s no undoing it which could really cause issue when working with full color paintings. The pixel pen skips, a lot. Despite these glitches, the app has immense potential and is almost exactly what I need from a drawing app. As an illustrator, I prefer freehand and Adobe illustrator is nothing but a pain in my head, I have used Clip studio on desk top for the last 5 years and it’s been far superior to Adobe until recently. If Adobe could fix these issues of glitching and skipping pens and brushes that splatter paint or cause gaps in my lines, I could give it a higher rating.
Okay I guess
by Crazy1423 on 2020/10/28 17:50
When I first got this app it was really nice and I had the ability to do a lot of things I couldn’t do with the other apps I tried. After my school started I didn’t have much time to draw or even use the app so I took a little break and deleted it. Well one day I got bored so I decided to re-download the app, well it saved all the previous work I had which was great and all, but it kept on saying you don’t have any available storage to make art I got really MAD. I already checked my available storage and I had enough to at least make a couple more drawings so I didn’t know what this thing was talking about I cleared most of my files and most of my other thing but I kept on saying “you have no storage” I was really disappointed and confused I expected much more
a great and easy to use app tailored for iPad with Apple Pencil but lacking important features
by AngelTlTs on 2020/06/09 20:05
Please please please add perspective grids in Fresco, for me its a necessary feature and unfortunately at the moment I am not able to work with Fresco. I am looking forward to be able to use Fresco exclusively. Heres my request, adding isometric, symmetry, perspective, single and multi point grids as well as a guided drawing option. Aside from this, its amazing. Fresco works near seamlessly alongside Adobe Photoshop and is tailored for use on iOS. On my iPad, with Apple Pencil it is smooth and responsive, easy to navigate, intuitive and user friendly program with great new features providing a simple and seamless iOS experience. I hope to start using Fresco exclusively as soon as possible!
Enjoying learning the app!
by Firenzeye on 2020/04/02 22:45
Finally, I bought an iPad and was surprised to learn Fresco was an accessible app in which I could start drawing. I thought of purchasing Procreate but if Fresco works for what I need, what is the need? So far so good; I am still learning. What is frustrating at the moment is the limited file types that can be imported and exported. PSDs are one of the file types that can be opened but I couldn’t verify that. My files are on Drive but Fresco only wants to open them from the Adobe Cloud. Although there are many features that help me get the results I want, I haven’t found a way to import or copy in my existing files. That is what limits my review to 3 stars. I am creating lots of new pieces but I had to continue working on my laptop to work with existing files...so it seems so far.
Two Things - Shapes and Selections
by Proximo Danda on 2020/01/11 01:47
The brushes, UI, and lifelike feel of drawing, painting is amazing. I do wish some of the Sketch layer capabilities were available. Well...I actually which Sketch and Fresco were just one program. I think myself and many other are missing the selection shapes, magic wand, and shapes tools that can provide so much to our workflow and abilities. I am trying to hold of from getting Procreate, I really am. But they have the tools I am looking for in a program like this. Come on Adobe! For the monthly prices people are paying for the program subscription either for this or CC, give the people what they are looking for AND things they didn’t know they wanted. Don’t hold out because someone else already did it.
Clunky but beautiful
by Nicki.New on 2020/06/06 20:48
So here’s the thing, this app has the BEST digital watercolor experience I have come across. I LOVE it, it feels so close to the real thing. That being said this app is pretty clunky. It takes forever to load my files (regardless of the layer count or size), response time of features are sluggish and the app has randomly crashed on me more than once. So I really want to give this app 5 stars and it would be a real contender for procreate for me but I have come to expect better from adobe. If they could work on the smoothness of the ins and out of this app it would definitely become one of my go tos and get 5 stars. For now, it just much more enjoyable to use procreate on the reg and fresco as a secondary app for the live brushes.
I can't seem to login to suggest features
by Kindless on 2019/09/26 17:59
There is promise to this app, if the price is significantly reduced, but even before that, at the moment it's largely a gimmick. For example the app is missing some really basic functionality like being able to paste into it. I loaded in a psd, which shows up as a group of layers, but I can't access the layers individually. I can group other layers together and access them individually if I wish, but not the ones that come from a psd, which is really odd to me. The modifier is pretty cumbersome to use as well... Anyway this is like version 1.0 so I expect these things to change and improve. And the price... I really can't imagine a world where this app will be so feature rich to warrant $9 a month.
Fantastic BUT...😏😏😏
by Digi Artist#hopefromhome😇 on 2020/04/16 16:24
Ok I love this app but there are some things that need fixing.😁Ok 1. Text-we need to be able to put text on the art. Like say we were making a digital card. Some of us are not that good at symmetry. No matter how much we try we just can NOT get the stuff to be the same. Text would make it easier and save us 15 hours out of our lives. 2. MAKE THE APP EASIER TO UNDERSTAND!!! (Sorry for yelling)...- This app is just so complicated most of the time I don’t know what I’m doing🤷🏽‍♀️. Make it like when you first start adobe photoshop sketch. It teaches you all of the tools and stuff and makes you do one project before you are even allowed to do anything. Those are all of my comments on this app so I hope you can find the time to read this! 😊
Great start but disappointing
by Schapiro on 2019/09/25 18:32
The main draw to this for me was the engine and ability to use abr brushes. It feels GREAT to use and is pretty solidly built. I didn’t run into any bugs or fussy interface issues. What’s bugging me: - No ability to duplicate, rearrange, or delete brushes. Someone mentioned to me that this can be handled via PS somehow but that’s a major inconvenience and I still haven’t even figured out how. This needs be managed in the fresco app. - Having to hold down to trigger the brush eraser is ok, but it disappears after a stroke and is really cumbersome to use as it slows down the process. The eraser tool in the menu has a fixed round brush option and that’s a bummer. - No blending tool? The cost is outrageous. I’m sure adobe are aware of the frustration here. With the big forthcoming updates to procreate which will also overhaul its engine and allow the use of abr brushes (among a plethora of other impressive things) I cannot imagine that there will be much incentive to stick with fresco given how expensive it is and, at least at this point, how limited it is in comparison. A good and promising start but with some big drawbacks. I’ll be staying tuned to see how things play out.
A great app but very buggy
by creasybear_ on 2021/01/01 21:57
I am used to using Adobe sketch alone with Adobe draw and integrating with my workflow with the Adobe suite on desktop. I have been using fresco since it’s release but I am hesitant to use it because of the issues. When I rest my palm on the screen it will create a straight line from where the Apple Pencil is and where my hand rests which I have never had an issue with their previous apps. Also when I use the tilt function for shading it will sometimes remain in that mode even when the pencil is not longer tilted. While the app is rich of features and great things I still await a stable version when I can use it confidently.
No no no no
by Smol gfy on 2019/10/07 17:38
My husband and I are both active duty and we used adobe sketch to share projects and draw together when we are separated (which is most of the time and for 6-7 months at a time)..... we can’t share projects with Fresco, truly disappointing. We are trying other apps now since adobe has left us with an app that will no longer update and likely be removed in the future. Doesn’t transfer art from Adobe Sketch as advertised, says I’m out of storage but shows 80% free still, not having a lifetime or one-time purchase option is absurd, and some transfers are stored as files, so I have to go through 10 steps to open my art, not to mention there is a whole section with essentially “social media” of art..... if I wanted social media, I’d have it, I want my art and that’s it.... just so disappointed.
What an elegant user experience!
by warrack on 2019/09/27 19:15
For a first release Fresco is very polished. Very clean and intuitive user interface. Easy to figure out without a tutorial. So enjoy the feel of the brushes. Especially enjoying the vector tools. Also enjoy playing around with the new watercolor and oil emulation brushes, so realistic! The selection and transform tools are the easiest to use compared to other drawing tools I use. Just love that I can pan/zoom the canvas while having a selection. Other apps I have to first clear my selection and then pan/zoom the canvas. Far less frustrating in Fresco.
needs some tweaking
by remsday on 2019/09/28 16:53
I was excited initially about the integration of adobe sketch and draw, but fresco is still obviously in its beginning stages. one of the first things I noticed is you cannot open the file in CC from the cloud, your only option is to save as a PSD if you want a working document. secondly, I have only been using it for a few days and one of the few files I do have was suddenly corrupted because I can no longer open it, it opens to display the grey “workspace”. finally, I am trying to download more brushes and it will not let me sign in using an enterprise id, it just redirects me to the previous page in an infinite loop... I’m excited to see where this app goes as it is still in the beginning stages.
I like it, a few suggestions though
by Kharma82 on 2019/11/16 17:25
First off, I like this app. I have quite a few painting and vector apps, but this is the one that I use the most often right now. I only have two complaints. The first is with the Apple Pencil integration and gestures. About half the time when I put my hand down on the screen to draw, it undoes my last action. It’s not annoying enough to make me stop using the app, but it IS annoying. The other thing I’d appreciate is the ability to edit an individual stroke when drawing in vector. Right now I can adjust the entire layer, but not individual strokes. Overall, great app, but could use a few upgrades. :-)
Great but not intuitive
by Misstress of Art on 2019/12/06 06:50
After using Procreate the last year and a half, I was looking forward to seeing what Adobe had in store with Fresco. I saw the demo at MAX last year and was excited for the always wet watercolor feature, Kyle Webster brushes, and other drawing tools. Although the features I mentioned are great, the interface is a little clunky and there’s far too many steps to take for simple tasks and that’s where Procreate succeeds and Fresco fails. There needs to be a feature where your palette can be used over and over again in new documents instead of working from scratch and mixing a new batch of colors each time I start a project. Adobe needs to keep it simple, easy, and seamless.
could be a lot smoother
by Thecryingparade on 2021/04/25 03:55
i downloaded adobe vector on my ipad pro to replace procreate for an art project that i needed a vector brush for. the vector brush is good, but the program overall gives me such a headache. the program is just so slow. the brushes and erasers lag, the fill tool can take over a minute to do its job, and i’ve had to hold my finger down on the screen for like thirty seconds before in order to pick up a color i was using. i am also disappointed that you can’t name layers, so they become difficult to keep track of. i also am unsure if i can create a custom color palette to keep track of what colors i’m using. i’m usually very good at figuring that stuff out, so if you can, they don’t make it obvious or easy. i live in an extremely rural area, so the lag and slowness could be my wifi. but even so, when i use procreate, all that stuff is instant. i don’t think it’s the internet though, because it happens even when i work on a project i’ve enabled for offline use. the general user-friendliness of this application is okay, but it needs sooo many fixes and upgrades.
Pretty amazing! But a few minor things...
by kaiAnn17 on 2020/03/29 02:37
I’m an illustrator and I was so excited when Fresco was released! I love that it echos it’s sister programs on the computer but is also so iPad friendly! I love that I can import all my favorite photoshop brushes. There are only a couple things I feel like need updates. The layers get so confusing especially since you can’t label them (unless you can and I haven’t figured it out yet). My biggest issue with Fresco is the organization of files isn’t intuitive and user friendly. I wish it was simpler to make folders of work and to select and move your files around in the app as well.
Really great but has its glitching moments
by heylalallama on 2020/07/25 01:36
I love love using this but sometimes I’m not sure if my file is just so big or what but it’ll glitch and exit out of the app. Sometimes it’ll freeze up. It has never deleted anything and it has always been saved. It doesn’t do it all the time but on files I know have lots of layers. Other than that I love that it uploads to the cloud and I can use it in Photoshop. Sometimes it’s a little delayed in uploading the file I just saved on the cloud to show up in my Photoshop but it’s not bad. I can’t wait more things that will show up hopefully a saved color palette like in Procreate.
Solid, some kinks to work out
by UtahHostage on 2021/04/04 00:53
Disclaimer: I work for Adobe and received a free license. My opinions are my own and do not represent the opinions of Adobe or it’s subsidiaries or investors. I was pleasantly surprised by Fresco, it’s a solid drawing program. I especially like the live brushes feature which can simulate watercolors or oil paint effects. It saves to the Adobe cloud automatically, so if you’re doing other projects with Adobe products, the integration is pretty seamless. Overall though, I’ll be sticking with Procreate for now as my primary painting tool. Fresco still has some kinks to work out. 1. It frequently misreads the palm of my hand as input, switching layers or colors while I’m working. 2. The UI prioritizes tools over tool options, requiring more taps than I’d like to perform my most frequent actions (brush size, opacity/pressure). Verdict, a cool addition to the creative cloud with easy integration with other Adobe products, but I don’t think it’s going to become my primary digital painting tool. Worth trying out.
I lost some of my work
by Mrs. Hude on 2020/10/14 17:32
Procreate had been crashing on me lately, so while waiting to hear back from their support, I turned to this app. I thought it was decent, though not quite as intuitive as Procreate. But I was grateful to have a backup, as I do my work primarily on my iPad these days, as an illustrator. That was, I was grateful until the app froze on me, wiped all of my layers, and when I returned to the home page, it saved this blank copy to my creative cloud. So I lost 2.5 days work. **Update** So, I did report this back to Adobe and they responded quickly. They helped me restore the project to an earlier point, so I only lost some of my work. I appreciate their quick response, but will likely seek to use other apps in the future.
Little to no lag
by abrielarnold on 2020/05/07 18:42
This app has fantastic brushes. The default pencil and watercolour brushes are a joy. I love how much control there is when rotating the canvas (can either rotate in app or just turn the tablet and the canvas itself doesn't move while the interface reorientates. Very nice.) However, the app doesn't like lots of layers, starts to go slow and glitchy. I rarely use more than 10 layers, and most of those are rejected sketch layers, so that's fine. Masks are super easy to create and copy/paste to other layers. I'm a graphic designer by day so I have the adobe suite for illustrator and indesign, and this app is fun to play with at home.
False advertising. It’s a demo app. Subscription is $120/year
by GadgetMojo on 2021/04/29 23:40
Why not just put this info upfront? Why waste people’s time? They state that it’s a “Free app”. No it’s not, most features are disabled. But annoyingly they’re still visible so every time you tap on something that’s not included, you’re taken to their purchase page. There’s no indication which is which so you’re going to get a very unpleasant experience if you go in thinking you can use this app for “free” But good apps should cost money, and I like paying for apps. I saw that there’s In-App Purchases, and I tapped on it (here in the Apple App Store). It says, “Premium Features $9.99” But that’s a lie. It does NOT cost $9.99, it costs $9.99 PER MONTH. Other apps put that in the description and in this section. I had to download the app, go through the creation of account process, and only then when I tap to purchase it, I am presented with the fact that this app is NOT available for sale, you have to pay per month. Some people are Ok with subscription, others (like me) are not. Put that in the description so we can make our decision upfront, and not waste our time.
Great start
by AJH107 on 2019/09/24 19:42
Firstly, to those wanting to try it out there's a 6 month free trial of all the features/brushes so it's worth trying out. I've been doodling around for the past hour and so far so good. The brushes feel great to use. I really like the fluidity of the live brushes. One thing I'd like more of is more blending tools but I guess I can always import my own or make new ones. Another thing is that it seems it'll be subscription based... If it comes with my CC subscription it'd be better. It's too soon to say if this would become my main drawing application but I can't wait to see what's added in the future!
Great Brushes, Ridiculous Subscription Model.
by GadgetGeek314 on 2019/10/02 16:45
I am an Adobe fan, and was really excited about this app. It offers vector brushes, pixel brushes, and incredibly realistic live brushes. It’s still early in design, and I can tell that a lot of work has gone into it, but the subscription model for this leaves a bad taste in the mouth of even a raving fan. When you can get other apps on the App Store as a full purchase with active updates for the same price as one month with Fresco, there is no debate which way I will go. In fact, as much as I like it, the subscription model makes me not want to invest more time into working with it as I know that this model is unsustainable for my interests. Hopefully, Adobe will see things from the customer’s POV.
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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) Do Not Sell My Information: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/ca-rights-linkfree.html
Why it keeps adding layers when I try and draw I hate this so much!
by supperccbean on 2021/05/14 21:01
UHG I HATE THIS!!!
Great, but...
by NY2TX on 2021/05/12 18:25
I really liked this app and I still like it because it can’t use it. You can use it for painting, tracing, illustrating, collages, and stylized drawing as well as realistic.The only thing I wish they had was a copy tool. Now I’ve only started using Adobe Fresco probably about six months ago, so I don’t know if this is somewhere here but I’ve searched everywhere so it’s not where I float. When I mean by copy to I mean if you could select a surface of the painting or drawing that you’re doing and be able to copy it and you can flip it and turn around and color or do whatever to it. I believe this would be helpful because especially when you’re drawing cartoons, which is in my field. For example, if I were going to draw the face of my character and it’s really hard to draw eyes that are the same size so when I want to make one I would want to be able to copy that I that I think is a good one and flip it and use it on the other side of the face if you know what I mean. And when you were to copy the surface I thought I wish it was like a paintbrush which could copy every pixel perfectly like if you were copying circle or if shape that’s not a square it would be hard to use like a square shape to copy it or select it or select it. But overall I think if you want a free app to illustrate draw and paint digitally you should download this app. All it takes is a little patience to learn the ropes and after you learn the basics it’s pretty easy they even have tutorials and an online setting where you can share your ideas and concepts.
2.6GB Canvas
by Joshua D. on 2021/05/12 08:57
Response To Developer Reply: I’m not giving you my email address. Why don’t you just explain in your review reply why this stupid feature exists please? I suspect it has something to do with the validity of a user’s email address whenever signing up for an Adobe account. And that’s why you won’t explain the stupid canvas storage space creation problem and why you want me to email you instead, so you can have my email address. You’ve given the exact same reply to every single other person who mentioned this same problem that I did. That’s telling if you ask me and means you’re being dishonest and up to no good I’m pretty positive. I have more than enough free storage space on my device to create a blank canvas that would only amount to a couple of megabytes in default total. The fact that you programmed the app this way says you’re up to something shady. Explain the issue in more detail here. I’m not emailing you and I would advise other users facing this same issue who also got the same copy and pasted reply, to not email Adobe either. Either wait for their explanation here or just stick to your low star rating. Original Review: The app keeps telling me that I need an additional 2.6GB of storage space to create a canvas. I don't understand that for a second. Very bizarre and disappointing app in my opinion. Definitely would not recommend this program to anyone for that reason.
Really now, leaving sketch behind
by JBleachy on 2021/05/11 22:28
Adobe sketch was the app I moved to after Adobe draw. To see Adobe sketch be left behind, I naturally tried to move to the new Adobe fresco. The thing is, Adobe fresco is the size of a blue whale! I mean 2 gbs just to open ONE project? That is ridiculous! For someone who draws on their phone, having an app that doesn’t use so much space is needed because I want to use other apps.
Now I know how the pros do it.
by super annoyd on 2021/05/11 21:17
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!!
Needs So Much More
by ktall9000000 on 2021/05/10 14:50
This app is a pale substitute for Adobe Draw and I continue to be disappointed by the features it’s lacking (no grid guidelines, shapes or ability to export as ai to Illustrator come on). There’s some good things and the brush ranges are cool, but definitely needs so much more work Edit - coming back to lower my review the more I use the program. It’s been months how have the developers not added any of the features were all complaining about by now ???? Edit - It’s now been over a year since I left this review and many of the most simple features of Adobe Draw still have not been reincorporated. Years of this app and still no grid tool- are you serious Adobe?????
Can’t import PSD files into non-Adobe apps
by Productivity seekerr on 2021/05/09 13:40
If Adobe Fresco is installed I’m not able to import PSD files into other apps like Affinity Designer/Photo. The option is greyed-out. This happens for many other people too (there is a thread on the Affinity forums). When Fresco is uninstalled it works. Please allow us to import the files! I know Affinity is your competition, but this just forces me to stop using Adobe products including Fresco. So it doesn’t end up helping Adobe.
Awful
by Spaceprincess shannon on 2021/05/08 16:16
Adobes horrible file management strikes again. Only use this if you want to lose all your work in the terrible cloud. Be prepared to not have anything saved. Terrible terrible app. Lost everything because they refuse to let you save locally. Everything has to be through their cloud. Which never syncs.
Erase
by Pandicorn190 on 2021/05/07 18:14
It’s not bad at all. I do like it, it has very good tools and different brushes, very organized and overall really good. I’d say the only thing I don’t like about it is how pixilated it is and gets when you zoom in all the way to erase. Makes things very difficult
Easy to draw with !
by JayC1212 on 2021/05/07 01:20
So I’ve used this app for a very long time, literally since I began college 4 years ago, and it’s really the most understandable drawing app out there. I recommend it if you’re trying to learn digital art !
Drawing is so much fun now
by Deducible Pants on 2021/05/06 23:31
After years of using illustrator and auto desk sketchbook on my PC for drawing Fresco is just so much fun.
Phenomenal in every way
by idrawalotmore on 2021/05/05 14:58
Fan-*******-tastic app
Adobe missed the boat
by RP3n on 2021/05/04 14:15
This is a late addition to digital art. There are other options that don’t nickel and time users.
Awesome!
by ashdashycash on 2021/05/03 17:19
I love this app. So easy to use and has a lot of features.
I cannot download it
by ☘︎︎Amy☘︎︎ on 2021/05/03 16:31
Why can’t people with an IPad Air 2 download it? Adobe Fresco is a pretty good app, I have downloaded it on my phone. The app is okay but why does it not let this iPad download it?
No Tilt Sensitivity
by davej on 2021/05/01 21:09
It does not work with the Apple Pencils tilt sensitivity (shading with the side of the pencils ‘lead’. The app it replaces “Sketch” does.
Yesssss!
by james laquez on 2021/04/30 16:31
I have been looking for a great paint app for my iPad and I am so glad I found it because I am entering a contest for art. I love this app and I highly recommend it.
False advertising. It’s a demo app. Subscription is $120/year
by GadgetMojo on 2021/04/29 23:40
Why not just put this info upfront? Why waste people’s time? They state that it’s a “Free app”. No it’s not, most features are disabled. But annoyingly they’re still visible so every time you tap on something that’s not included, you’re taken to their purchase page. There’s no indication which is which so you’re going to get a very unpleasant experience if you go in thinking you can use this app for “free” But good apps should cost money, and I like paying for apps. I saw that there’s In-App Purchases, and I tapped on it (here in the Apple App Store). It says, “Premium Features $9.99” But that’s a lie. It does NOT cost $9.99, it costs $9.99 PER MONTH. Other apps put that in the description and in this section. I had to download the app, go through the creation of account process, and only then when I tap to purchase it, I am presented with the fact that this app is NOT available for sale, you have to pay per month. Some people are Ok with subscription, others (like me) are not. Put that in the description so we can make our decision upfront, and not waste our time.
Horrible
by katie latie on 2021/04/28 12:20
It makes you pay for storage to draw I can’t find a good app to draw with my Apple Pencil this is bad because it shouldent be like “ 2Ob storage BUY NOW MONTHLY!!” I think this is a bad app fix that make me be able to create a drawing without buying storage.
Good drawing program, terrible subscription service
by hugh mann face on 2021/04/27 01:34
I thoroughly enjoy the program itself, it works very well overall, but the paid subscription adds very little, and they make it impossible to unsubscribe.
could be a lot smoother
by Thecryingparade on 2021/04/25 03:55
i downloaded adobe vector on my ipad pro to replace procreate for an art project that i needed a vector brush for. the vector brush is good, but the program overall gives me such a headache. the program is just so slow. the brushes and erasers lag, the fill tool can take over a minute to do its job, and i’ve had to hold my finger down on the screen for like thirty seconds before in order to pick up a color i was using. i am also disappointed that you can’t name layers, so they become difficult to keep track of. i also am unsure if i can create a custom color palette to keep track of what colors i’m using. i’m usually very good at figuring that stuff out, so if you can, they don’t make it obvious or easy. i live in an extremely rural area, so the lag and slowness could be my wifi. but even so, when i use procreate, all that stuff is instant. i don’t think it’s the internet though, because it happens even when i work on a project i’ve enabled for offline use. the general user-friendliness of this application is okay, but it needs sooo many fixes and upgrades.
Great, until recently
by Awesome person50 on 2021/04/24 16:52
I’ve done a few drawings on this app and it works for me. I’m definitely an amateur when it comes to digital art, but Adobe Fresco made it fairly easy to learn. Best of all, it’s free and doesn’t pressure you into paying the subscription. Now all of a sudden, it’s almost unusable. It has to pause and load whenever I zoom in or out of my drawing. It also takes about a minute of loading to fill something, so I can’t use that feature anymore. There’s also a new lag when I draw a line. It’s also much harder to transform a part of the drawing. It’s glitchy and takes forever to load whatever you tap on. It’s incredibly frustrating and I’ve tried reporting it on the app but it says I need to attach an email, but there is no where to do so. I sincerely hope these issues are fixed because I would like to continue using this app.
Almost Perfect
by B- in Spanish on 2021/04/18 18:30
It just needs a magic wand selection tool and I would give it 5 stars.
Adobe Fresco Review
by aerdnadd on 2021/04/18 04:51
I use Adobe Fresco for album cover and fabric designs as a hobby. I absolutely love the live brushes and the ability to have numerous layers. There are many brushes available and it is easy to learn. I have been frustrated with the cloud and have lost several hours of work because of it. It would save quite a bit of time and frustration of having to switch to photoshop when I need to create a seamless repeat if I could do it in Fresco - especially since the cloud is such a pain. Also, they have been promising the symmetry drawing feature for ages, but it has yet to arrive.
Ok
by *+Winter_gaming+* on 2021/04/17 21:21
Ok
Great fun but file management takes some getting used to
by illustratorgeek on 2021/04/15 21:01
I am enjoying using this, and it’s actually better than I thought it was going to be. But it does take a little bit of getting used to the file management, with the automatic saving to the cloud. I have gotten several file conflict errors and I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. Probably my own fault, I acknowledge that, I’m just saying that the file management does take a little bit of getting used to.And there does not seem to be a way to close a document without saving it, which is what I wish you could do. However there is versioning so maybe they felt like that wasn’t necessary. I’ll keep using it but I wish the file management was a little more similar to regular Photoshop.
Thank you Adobe
by CRAZYJAY21797 on 2021/04/15 07:17
With the Apple Pencil, I can actually experience this great drawing app to its full potential. I'm having a blast!
Finally digital app that gives real painting experience
by BuckeyeJG on 2021/04/12 05:08
The live brushes are amazing.
Drawing siren head
by Ryanbak661 on 2021/04/11 04:46
I use that repels water so I can do my Siren Head or something like that or a bridge warm
Another amazing tool from Adobe
by sofiaramos12345 on 2021/04/10 15:05
Loving this new program. It offers such versatility and is easy to navigate.
Must have an Adobe account
by shiftlock on 2021/04/09 19:21
Can’t use unless you have an Adobe account.
Awesome
by 5thgrade123 on 2021/04/09 02:08
The app is a lot of fun especially during quarantine with nothing better to do. It works best on an iPad, but it also works pretty well on an IPhone. I COMPLETELY recommend it!
It’s really awesome
by Tam cam on 2021/04/08 15:24
This has to be my favorite app in the entire App Store. I draw now on all my breaks and a little before bed. I loved drawing when I was a kid and I found this app and fell back in love with art. I recommend this app to anyone wanting to get into digital art. It’s a start.
Not Working
by Jojo Clark on 2021/04/08 03:17
I tried to use the app tonight. When it opened up it wouldn’t let me use it because it said I needed more free space. (.4 Gb) I went through and deleted a lot of photos and other apps that I weren’t using on my iPad and it still told me that I did not have enough space (but now its saying I need .7 GB) I am not sure what it means by not enough space. Very disappointed that this happened because I loved this app.
Great but confusing
by Awesome Down Kid on 2021/04/07 16:14
Great but the mix color thing is hard
Procreate>this half baked app
by apple fanzz on 2021/04/07 11:02
No proper tools...not for professional s...may b useful for kids drawing 3 to 5 yrs
Learning
by Persons & Co.. on 2021/04/06 02:53
Need to practice at it. Wish I knew how to circle text. Love the app!
Adobe needs to get its act together
by phillk86 on 2021/04/04 21:52
Once again Adobe creates random apps, many with duplicated features, then decides to discontinue a popular app, direct users to another app supposedly comparable, but missing the most basic of features. Seriously, a shape tool that doesn’t just fill, but can do “outlines” or actual shapes is missing from a drawing app? I mean they already had a professional photo editing app (Lightroom) that took years to add watermarking (the most basic of needs from photographers), now this? I’m guessing next they’ll unveil a photoshop replacement that lacks the ability to import photos.
Awesome!
by alive2create on 2021/04/04 16:14
Just awesome - you have to try it and see for yourself.
Solid, some kinks to work out
by UtahHostage on 2021/04/04 00:53
Disclaimer: I work for Adobe and received a free license. My opinions are my own and do not represent the opinions of Adobe or it’s subsidiaries or investors. I was pleasantly surprised by Fresco, it’s a solid drawing program. I especially like the live brushes feature which can simulate watercolors or oil paint effects. It saves to the Adobe cloud automatically, so if you’re doing other projects with Adobe products, the integration is pretty seamless. Overall though, I’ll be sticking with Procreate for now as my primary painting tool. Fresco still has some kinks to work out. 1. It frequently misreads the palm of my hand as input, switching layers or colors while I’m working. 2. The UI prioritizes tools over tool options, requiring more taps than I’d like to perform my most frequent actions (brush size, opacity/pressure). Verdict, a cool addition to the creative cloud with easy integration with other Adobe products, but I don’t think it’s going to become my primary digital painting tool. Worth trying out.
Why wouldn’t Adobe Fresco let me SIGN IN!!!?
by McKenzie The Cat on 2021/04/02 18:50
When I try to sign up or use my apple account to sign in it won’t let meh!! 😞😞😞
Good app
by Art Man 😎😎😎😎😎 on 2021/04/02 04:18
It’s amazing app but one thing I don’t like it is hard to get something really small 👏🏻
Still Waiting
by Grafiksol on 2021/04/01 14:07
LOVE Adobe Fresco’s drawing experience!!!!! I admit I have not painted as much as I know a lot of people out there might have by now but I am a comic book illustrator so pencil is where I reside most of my time for producing pages. But only for the figures as the Drawing Aids and in particular the Perspective Assisted Drawing which was teased at the launch of this program, has yet to appear and the ‘Coming Features’ Section is just demoralizing at this point as it’s almost two years of waiting on these features. I guess if I had to suggest a feature, I would suggest a lasso fill tool like in Clip Studio Paint. I LOVE Adobe Fresco!!! I complain about the technical tools because it is the difference between using the app half the time with Clip Studio Paint or stay in one art app. For the amount it costs per month I think it is the least Adobe can do.
Trash
by LalisaMoooby on 2021/03/31 16:33
Why do I have to free up storage FOR A CANVAS THATS SO RIDICULOUS
I like it, Great app
by Fyouripoffpieceofshitapp on 2021/03/29 14:15
You have done a great job of creating an easy to use, fun, functional App. I enjoy it very much
Been drawing
by The Dude 34 on 2021/03/28 23:33
Needs warp for transform tool and multi window function so I can always have a zoomed out preview. Also being able to crop / mask ref pictures without the hassle of converting it.
Best tool for the job!
by SlimWaites on 2021/03/19 15:53
This app is awesome! Expands creativity anywhere I go!
Its amazing
by Corran80Dman on 2021/03/17 19:05
It can glitch if you have it on the wrong setting but other than that I love it. I didn’t have word so I used this for an essay. It does everything. I even have a business using this app as its source. Its worth your while.
A good app. Very frustrating when I get down to the details in painting.
by ColorSlugger on 2021/03/16 21:59
This is a cool app, but all shortcuts seem to be half baked. Color picker functions must be updated. There is no quick access keyboard shortcut for the color picker; this would be a function that does not stay on the color picker after a selection of a color. Of course there is the long press color picker that goes away after the selection, but this does not allow me to maintain my grip on the Apple Pencil or my location on the canvas. Also I hate that the color picker resets my brush opacity.
I like what I see...
by Rickardt on 2021/03/13 06:13
I can certainly see the appeal with this program, and I may give it some more serious time. One feature I was impressed to find was the “Snapline” feature, which allows you to draw a line and hold at the end to create a straight line. This feature can also be found in competitors like Procreate and Infinite Painter, however, unlike Fresco, Procreate and Infinite Painter can use that function to also create smooth curves and even some shapes. I would love to see Fresco add that functionality in to their “Snapline” feature set, as it is an incredibly useful function. I’ll add stars as improvements come to the program.
WOW! why aren’t all drawing apps this good?
by detective JJthe cat on 2021/03/04 12:56
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.
Better brush than procreate but
by Pani Poni on 2021/03/04 04:30
UPDATE: please bring back the green icon. Green is such a calming and enticing color. Other than that, great app! — OL REVIEW: but please add the option to disable “double tap to undo.” My palm makes things “undo” too much. It’s annoying. Besides that, this app is wonderful and I like the inking brushes more than procreate. Also since it’s cloud enabled, I won’t lose my art like I did with procreate 😢
Good but pales in comparison.
by Chevcast on 2021/02/28 19:21
Fresco already has some unique features that outshine Procreate with the live and vector brushes. I also love the ruler tool and the ability to quickly turn my current brush into an eraser. But that's it. It's missing grid, symmetry, and perspective drawing guides. It's missing animation assist. It's even missing quick shape! Try to draw a perfect circle in Adobe Fresco. You can't. You can't draw a perfect square, triangle, or elipse in Fresco. Blows my mind tbh. It's also severely lacking in layer properties and effects. That said, If they add these things then Fresco will quickly take Procreate's place as my tool of choice. Problem is that we haven't had a real update in months. Just minor ones that just improved brush performance. They even included their "invite to edit" feature in their last patch notes which is just a feature of documents in Adobe's cloud and not a Fresco-specific feature. Which makes me worried that they have slowed development on Fresco. I keep hoping they're gonna surprise us with a big update that suddenly brings it mostly on par with Procreate but so far no dice. I'll keep watching but until that happens I can't recommend this app. As it stands you're still gonna want to use Procreate over anything else on the market.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD FRESCO
by Schreizephyr on 2021/02/28 05:52
If you are using other art programs like Procreate, Affinity Photo, Paintstorm, etc. (basically any art program where you can freely open up psd files), downloading Fresco will make it so you CANNOT open up psd files in your other art programs. If you try to import your files from any other art program all your psd files will be grayed out. I tried to import/open my art from Dropbox and Google Drive nor could I send them from Drive/Dropbox to any of the aforementioned art apps. It’s like the only way to open psd files in other art apps was to delete Fresco.
I like it but it’s like a claustrophobic baby
by Josniffy on 2021/02/27 02:32
It needs too much space whenever you wanna play with it. Everytime I open this joint I have to delete 3 more of my perpetually more precious memories because apparently 3.2 gb is the magic number that activates this very pretty good drawing app. I could definitely recommend it more if only they got rid of this. Have a good day!
Great app but Glitches
by eveetiger on 2021/02/26 21:00
After working on illustration, it throws large pixelated square over a finished piece and ruins the drawing. Seems like it struggles to hold a large file. I work on a brand new iPad Pro. It’s not the computer.
Beautiful absolutely beautiful
by anb jr on 2021/02/23 15:46
I don’t know how your smudge brush works but it is so good. Also the other brushes, the smoothness. Literally all you guys really need is a symmetry option also make the air brush smoother.
Overall Happy - Missing Key Feature
by WiLLxOxW on 2021/02/23 11:39
I’m loving Fresco so far, but it needs Curves! I don’t like having to switch apps for one feature/tool! It’s a pain, so I’ll stick with Procreate until this feature is added to Fresco.
One of the best out there
by KusaCapalot on 2021/02/22 14:38
I’ve been bouncing around art apps for years, but once my dad got me using this one I could never stop. The brushes are fluid, the blending feature is good, and it’s easy to navigate. The only flaws I see is the price and amount of space it takes up on my iPad.
So cool. Just..
by Brichphotography on 2021/02/21 19:32
This is such a friggin cool app. I’m just anxiously waiting for the symmetry feature to come. It’ll be 5 star then..!!!
Problems
by jenniferhorn77 on 2021/02/20 16:52
Love the application, but I am experiencing difficulties on opening a drawing that I haven’t finished. I have deleted drawings I have no use for and I am still experiencing the lag when the drawing is downloaded to my iPad to work on without WiFi
Not what I expected
by Tiny Pierson on 2021/02/19 22:45
Normally you say that as a bad thing. But as a learning digital artist this is really easy and simple to use and I can do pretty cool things on here.
Gal
by gal tag on 2021/02/19 09:35
Very good, just like procreat but free
Love it love it love it
by desi#7 on 2021/02/19 07:43
I can be on this app for hours the versatility the zoom in for detail work if there were more stars I would give it
Drawing
by adaqueen234 on 2021/02/17 18:22
I recommend this app it’s great but if u don’t have enough storage then u can’t finish your picture until u clear some of your storage out
No option to skip Cloud sync
by Valqueri on 2021/02/16 20:37
If you’re working on proprietary, SBU, EAR, or ITAR projects, you have no way of telling Adobe Fresco not to sync the projects to your Adobe cloud. Seems like it would be a very easy option to turn that off. But Adobe is probably trying to sell you on cloud storage space. Seems like a powerful app, and yes it is free, but no thanks, Adobe.
The best
by Chris mateo on 2021/02/13 23:47
The best
Really great.
by coolcat😺😺 on 2021/02/12 20:23
I love all the tools.
Over $100/year?
by Meyton Panning on 2021/02/11 14:01
I like the live brushes a lot. The watercolor brushes are fun although not close to realistic. But there is no way that I will pay over $100 for a years worth of use with Adobe’s subscription model. Not when there are other apps with 1 time charges that will give results that are just as good.
Not included in "CC All-Apps" package!?
by RoroRennyR on 2021/02/09 18:42
If you check the various Adobe plans, Fresco seems to be the ONLY app or program that is not included. Did they forget to add it to the list? Is it really not included? No way to know for sure without wasting an entire day trying to communicate with Adobe. There’s a week-long special right now at Adobe: "All Apps" for $40/month. I’d go ahead and subscribe, but I have to pass because I can’t figure out what "all" means. Oh well, there are plenty of excellent painting apps out there.
Problems/Bugs?
by user282838 on 2021/02/09 06:15
The only issue I have is that it keeps asking friends more space because I’ve recently cleared up a bunch of space and it still asks for more
Hate it
by hi. maddie on 2021/02/02 00:13
You have to have 2.6 Storage not failed. This is a bad app I hated it. Do not get you will right that decision
Yes
by bijee1120 on 2021/02/01 04:48
Prob favorite app right now, just messing with pictures a different way then the norm is really the best way to make me look at things differently
Flipping amazing!!!!!!!!
by galxywolfmaster on 2021/01/31 03:22
It’s so useful an kinda fun! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who like procreate but has to pay
Love it
by Your stressing me out on 2021/01/25 23:46
Easy to use, I love that I can draw an image or vector on my iPad and send it to straight to illustrator on my laptop to use in designs and projects. I’m happy:)
Beautiful watercolor
by BARBRA I. on 2021/01/25 21:34
I use the watercolor brushes the most and LOVE them. Took a bit to get used to how it works but it’s been worth it!
Just barley usable
by bosshuge on 2021/01/21 19:13
This is a toy app that I hoped was near to procreate but for $120 year it even a contender. Trust me, I prefer Adobe products but at this price point vs application, it’s just plain usury and insulting.
Great!
by whyudoday on 2021/01/20 23:34
This app is great if u want to draw/paint digital however, the reason I put a 4 start is because I am a bit confused by the app but I just hafta get used to it but overall for me it’s a 4 and I really recommend this app also I’m not hating on this app
Keller G
by ¡KG! on 2021/01/19 22:22
I used to see this app as an easy way to create art for someone, like me, who is far from a professional. With the new additions; however, I find it more difficult to use and am having trouble having fun using it. Even with watching tutorials or using directions, I oftentimes now have a hard time navigating my way through it. Before the new additions it was far easier and simpler to use.
This App is A-MAZING!
by Jules#77 on 2021/01/18 11:59
As a traditional fine art painter with as professional background in graphic design I can tell you that this app is just pure bliss! Almost instant gratification when I comes to the creation process and the possibilities for application in traditional work-flows, creation, and education! In addition, it makes me so happy to be able to create while traveling. I don’t need to worry about having a bunch of art supplies with me - all I need is my iPad with Pencil and Adobe Fresco!
Awesome App!
by Jazimations on 2021/01/14 13:50
Honestly a dope app to work on projects. Most things I need to make decent illustrations I have on this app. Check it out!
It’s AWSOME but...
by WaffleDoggoYT on 2021/01/11 21:38
It’s bad
The best app i see!!
by hamidreza tafresh on 2021/01/10 12:18
Hello, I have only one suggestion, please add these in the next updates: 1- Magic wand 2- Stroke 3- Adjustment panel for layers Thanks really awesome
No shape/scale & no grids!
by riwiwer on 2021/01/07 14:35
The app is good but there is no grids. Also no scales and shape!! If the layers are locked in my project then the project can't be removed before I unlocked the layer. need more free futures & update.
idk man
by on 2021/01/06 05:26
theres no shape tracing as sketch does, which is quite a useful and critical for certain drawings, and the eraser doesnt show a radius where it may be so erasing might be a struggle for some hard to erase areas
Finally an Adobe App that works for drawing and text in vectors.
by Grandad52 on 2021/01/04 21:52
Finally an app for my iPad Pro that works the way Illustrator does. I can save to Illustrator and finish on my computer. And I can use the Apple Pencil for vector drawing and shapes along with pixel based watercolor, oil or pencil drawing with layers. I have not tried all the features, but so far some of my best work is coming out of work on Fresco.
Fantastic app!
by Afisher246 on 2021/01/04 04:47
I have no prior experience with these types of programs and within a week or two I was able to create some work that I’m really proud of. The initial learning curve is pretty steep but you can really learn the basics after just a few hours of use.
Easy to use
by Deyba on 2021/01/03 21:23
I’m finding it easy to use as I continue to learn. My only problem with it is the way the canvas moves if I rest my palm on the drawing. Is there a way to lock it? Otherwise I like it very much.
Very Excited to see Future Update
by Du_Voir on 2021/01/03 18:00
This beautiful Vector/Pixel Hybrid app Adobe cooked up is what I’ve been waiting for so long. I’m excited to see what future updates are coming up. A few more vector brushes, more intuitive color fill options, reference layers, etc. Fresco is checking so many boxes right now. There’s still a ton of unchecked boxes but I am loving this app so far. The vector drawing experience feels the best and most natural of all the apps I tried so far.
Locksup '
by Blizzard_Bleich on 2021/01/02 20:48
When I open the app, there is a good chance it freezes, close after opening.new and try's i-am ig to get the flow of it, but I cannot if I can not use the app.
Love it!
by Rob_Alston on 2021/01/02 17:37
I’m excited to use this app everyday in 2021!
A great app but very buggy
by creasybear_ on 2021/01/01 21:57
I am used to using Adobe sketch alone with Adobe draw and integrating with my workflow with the Adobe suite on desktop. I have been using fresco since it’s release but I am hesitant to use it because of the issues. When I rest my palm on the screen it will create a straight line from where the Apple Pencil is and where my hand rests which I have never had an issue with their previous apps. Also when I use the tilt function for shading it will sometimes remain in that mode even when the pencil is not longer tilted. While the app is rich of features and great things I still await a stable version when I can use it confidently.
Fun!
by typingreviews on 2020/12/31 22:48
I think this is a great app!! I like drawing on it but sometimes I can’t find the right size of a sheet or when I draw it just doesn’t seem right! This app is very great for drawing like sunsets landscapes and all of that, but when I tried to draw a city a neighborhood a house with a nice sunset it wasn’t as pleasant! But this app is lovely I haven’t had to pay like most apps with you do.
Love it!
by Ryanrizza on 2020/12/28 08:14
I just love the different mediums 1 can experiment with
Almost awesome!
by JennyK78 on 2020/12/27 16:30
I love this app except there are some features missing so I gravitate to procreate. PLEASE add assisted drawing and warp. If you added those two things, Fresco would beat procreate hands down.
Absolutely love it!
by YoungDeth on 2020/12/27 04:32
10/10 would recommend. Seriously changed what I thought an app was capable of.
Best watercolor experience!!!
by Teryl Hollins on 2020/12/25 01:04
I am not new to drawing, but have always admired subtle color blending with watercolor techniques. I was looking for a digital app that truly offered watercolor effects and blends. This is IT!!
Simply amazing!
by cayo.a on 2020/12/20 14:49
I love this app! The functionality, ease of use and the numerous artistic art styles right at your fingertips.
I just want to stay up and make art.
by purplemelon17 on 2020/12/19 07:57
I never thought I would like to draw digitally but Adobe Fresco makes it so easy! I have created a logo for our podcast and now I’m importing all my hand drawn artwork to Fresco-ize it! You-tube some tutorials and now it’s hard to cut my screen off and go to bed. I just want to stay up and make art.
The best painting experience ( free version )
by Abhisek Jana on 2019/10/15 23:40
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.
by Cousinike on 2020/08/24 19:36
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.
by super annoyd on 2021/05/11 21:17
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!!
WOW! why aren’t all drawing apps this good?
by detective JJthe cat on 2021/03/04 12:56
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.
Good app, bad price
by kwotonz on 2019/10/02 20:21
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.
A Work in Progress
by Alvin Oei on 2020/01/15 14:27
After hearing much talk about Fresco, I wanted to try it as an alternative to Procreate and was pleasantly surprised. The most attractive feature to me is the pencil brush and how real it feels by default. I have not been able to find something as natural with the perfect amount of noise yet for PC even though I’ve been using it for years. Yes, the default pencil is beautiful so I have been using this for ideation. I am only giving Fresco 3 stars, however, because in 2 days of using this app it has already crashed 10 times. That makes it really difficult to keep a steady workflow. The files aren’t particularly big, which makes me raise my eyebrows. Also, the lack of being able to distort or warp images in perspective, which is essential in both Photoshop and Procreate, makes it difficult for me to use this professionally. I am subscribed to CC so this comes with the bundle, but unless these very basic essentials are fixed, it will be hard to compete with Procreate 5 in my opinion.
Decent. Not bad, but not great
by confetticannon on 2019/10/14 01:44
I’ve been playing around with Procreate for a while now and fresco just didn’t match the quality in their UX or execution of brushes. A lot of brushes do not pick up/mix with colors underneath. And the live ones feel more like blending brushes rather than painting brushes because they mix more of the initial color already there than they put new color down. The oil brushes have this odd bevel and emboss effect that reminded me of the early 2000s days of photoshop effects. And only like 4 brushes could tilt. I was impressed with the halftone brushes. They worked very well and is something Procreate doesn’t come with. You can buy brushes from other places for Procreate that work just as well though. The lack of blending brush mode is the most frustrating experience as that is what I use most to create my work. The eraser is just one solid circle. A massive drawback. -SUMMARY- In general the brush selection was underwhelming and not as impressive as one would hope for considering there is another app with a one time payment of $10 instead of a monthly creative cloud subscription for the rest of your life. I’m hoping as time goes by there will be major improvements in store.
Not Worthwhile
by Lemrisin on 2020/01/25 18:15
I’ve been around with Adobe since Photoshop CS3. And I’ve read Adobe’s responses to the people who dislike this subscription model. Adobe, you can tell us that $10 a month is ‘worthwhile’ because we also gain access to Photoshop for desktop, but I’m not buying it. You’ve done very little over the past few years to genuinely improve the brush engines in desktop Photoshop for artists or added any new feature that significantly add to the field of illustration or 2D artists. You’ve stopped innovating. While it is true the brushes in fresco are far better than anything in desktop Photoshop, that isn’t enough to warrant a monthly subscription. I will give my money to developers who let me OWN the software perpetually. No strings attached. No what ifs, and no worry if I can’t make a payment one month. As others have pointed out, what incentives DO you all have to make any improvements if people will give you a monthly infusion of cash? Ultimately, I have more faith in smaller development teams who aren’t multi million dollar companies who are out to make as much money as they can. Procreate, Infinite Painter, and Artstudio Pro are far better alternatives to this sub-par software.
It’ll keep getting better
by seazona on 2020/05/18 19:43
I love that the market forces Adobe to first come out with a competing product, and secondly, race to be better than the competition just by sheer force. I said this about XD when it came out. It stood no chance against Sketch and now I think it’s getting so much closer to being a peer (in some ways, it’s far surpassed Sketch). Fresco is used by different types of artists, but I like whiteboarding on it with my product team using the vector tools. We can get requirements written up and then draw through flows or UI speedily. Copy and paste an element - form field, for example - and you saved even more time than if you were on an actual whiteboard. It’s been missing features like shape detection, but I’m excited to try the latest set of features which does include creating shapes in a method similar to Illustrator’s.
Good start...disappointing update
by :Lb08: on 2019/11/05 00:28
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 🙏
Worked good the first couple days...
by Ghastly28 on 2020/05/19 22:31
Got the app on my new ipro, and the first few days it worked great, now it pauses randomly after some strokes. It also doesn’t always register the touch to step back so you keep tapping, it then catches up and goes back multiple steps...annoying. I’m using the same vector brushes and same size artwork I did with Adobe DRAW and never encountered these problems. The other day I discovered that if I hold after a curved line, I could scale and rotate!!!! My mind was blown! ....this option stopped working. HUGE PROBLEM: I spent 2 days working on a piece, went to work on it the next day and MY VECTOR ART WAS RUINED!! All my VECTOR lines became PIXEL lines. I then realized that right above the MERGE LAYERS BUTTON, Is the TURN LAYERS TO PIXEL button......are you kidding me?!? If your pencil slips and you don’t catch it, your screwed. You can’t turn them back once you close the app (possibly even before) if these items were fixed this app would be wonderful, and I wouldn’t feel bad dishing out more $$ to adobe. Also I noticed a new vector brush was added, please continue to add vector brushes, as that was my one original issue. I cant wait to rate this app 5 stars!
It’s Great! But Still No Magic😞
by Mar Goran on 2019/09/24 18:20
Good Afternoon, To All adobe fans. Yes fresco is another great adobe app with killer features and versatility, but once again they created another app where the the selection tool is still to in simplest words, basic. Not sure if there are many who can relate, but those of us who spend quite the time with line art and block out areas freehand and just want that simple, quick, right to the point deletion from an area would probably agree that Quick selection tool and the Magic Wand need to make an appearance. Now I know Fresco is new and there have been some who’ve yet had the chance to check it out, but I think quick ways to delete white space should be available on these awesome programs, meaning I should be able tap the area I want to be deleted and delete that area. Similar to the selection tool in Autodesk Sketchbook which is similar to Photoshop in so many ways it’s not even funny. Just my thoughts.
Adobe
by not original name but thats ok on 2020/10/16 03:35
Alright im gonna say this now, dont buy this. and to the devs, make this better, period. first off, for all the good brushes, u have to pay. yes, actual money. and its 10 dollars A MONTH. NOT A ONE TIME PAY, BUT A MONTH. im not paying that much for just a drawing software. second of all. the learning stuff when u first open the app, it doesnt help. it didnt help me. it didnt help my friends. third of all, wheres the blending brush? this would be SOOOO much better if we had a blending brush. this app, ALONE, overheated my drawing ipad. thats horrible too! fourth thing, half of the stuff is copied from procreate.... in a bad way! (procreate is so much better tho). fifth, the bucket drop tool leaves white spaces in between!!! EXCUSE ME?! I mean, i mine as well draw on that crappy “paint” software thats always on computes!!!! sixth, everytime i draw a line, it goes on another layer. jesus, i dont expect every time i try to draw i get another layer!!!! and besides, half of the brushes arent even compatible with an apple pen. LIKE?!???!??!?! my god, its not that hard to make ur thing better. please PLEASSSEEE dont waste ur email, money, and time for this, costumers. i dont like this one bit.
Good software.. but I'm not taking the bait anymore
by Default Itunes User on 2019/11/07 15:31
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.
Adobe knows what we like.
by Mekklesack on 2020/02/15 17:31
I’m glad Adobe finally fixed the undo/redo issue, now I find myself getting excited to draw on this app again and that’s essential going from start finish on any project. I’m sure using an application others are equally excited over and are also using exposes each individual to that mana artists thrive on for inspiration. It’s nice to be apart of something while drawing, it’s possible that I may get more work done here on this app art-wise than anywhere else, and that’s been the case with me on Adobe products for a long time now. I’m very excited about Fresco once more and moving forward, I may actually start doing more art regularly again. Thanks Adobe, please continue to tighten the app.
Great, until recently
by Awesome person50 on 2021/04/24 16:52
I’ve done a few drawings on this app and it works for me. I’m definitely an amateur when it comes to digital art, but Adobe Fresco made it fairly easy to learn. Best of all, it’s free and doesn’t pressure you into paying the subscription. Now all of a sudden, it’s almost unusable. It has to pause and load whenever I zoom in or out of my drawing. It also takes about a minute of loading to fill something, so I can’t use that feature anymore. There’s also a new lag when I draw a line. It’s also much harder to transform a part of the drawing. It’s glitchy and takes forever to load whatever you tap on. It’s incredibly frustrating and I’ve tried reporting it on the app but it says I need to attach an email, but there is no where to do so. I sincerely hope these issues are fixed because I would like to continue using this app.
2.6GB Canvas
by Joshua D. on 2021/05/12 08:57
Response To Developer Reply: I’m not giving you my email address. Why don’t you just explain in your review reply why this stupid feature exists please? I suspect it has something to do with the validity of a user’s email address whenever signing up for an Adobe account. And that’s why you won’t explain the stupid canvas storage space creation problem and why you want me to email you instead, so you can have my email address. You’ve given the exact same reply to every single other person who mentioned this same problem that I did. That’s telling if you ask me and means you’re being dishonest and up to no good I’m pretty positive. I have more than enough free storage space on my device to create a blank canvas that would only amount to a couple of megabytes in default total. The fact that you programmed the app this way says you’re up to something shady. Explain the issue in more detail here. I’m not emailing you and I would advise other users facing this same issue who also got the same copy and pasted reply, to not email Adobe either. Either wait for their explanation here or just stick to your low star rating. Original Review: The app keeps telling me that I need an additional 2.6GB of storage space to create a canvas. I don't understand that for a second. Very bizarre and disappointing app in my opinion. Definitely would not recommend this program to anyone for that reason.
Drains battery while not in use.
by NotAFan987 on 2020/04/18 11:59
Great app for drawing overall. It’s really good for what you get for free, and i’s even better if you have a creative cloud subscription. However, the app drains a lot of battery when not in use. I went to sleep with my iPad at 70%, and woke up to it being at about 60%. When i checked my battery settings, I saw that adobe fresco was draining it all night. This never happened to me before. I usually leave my iPad on, unused, for days and it stays at the same percentage. I don’t think you would have such a problem if you closed the app every time you used it, but that’s not very good for the battery’s lifespan. As far as I’m concerned, this stays the best app for realistic oil/watercolor digital paintings, so I will continue using it. Until the problem is fixed, i can’t recommend it to someone with an older device and a shorter battery life.
My issue got resolved by itself
by Shadenab on 2019/09/26 19:40
Loving the app so far, Im curious to know if this is what it was promised to be photoshop for ipad and the name was changed. Other than that pretty cool that I have all my cloud documents from adobe sketch and my creative cloud. I pay for the creative suite so having this app with no additional cost is great. Im used to the simplicity of procreate but I understand with all of the features the compromise that has to be made, maybe the layers panel can be a pop up from the top bar, that way the right bar can be removed. It would also be nice to have more photoshop tools, that why I asked if this is a new name of what photoshop was going to be :) The issue that I had with the 3.0GB storage got resolved the next day so I deleted my one star review. If theres still action I should take let me know.
Still Waiting
by Grafiksol on 2021/04/01 14:07
LOVE Adobe Fresco’s drawing experience!!!!! I admit I have not painted as much as I know a lot of people out there might have by now but I am a comic book illustrator so pencil is where I reside most of my time for producing pages. But only for the figures as the Drawing Aids and in particular the Perspective Assisted Drawing which was teased at the launch of this program, has yet to appear and the ‘Coming Features’ Section is just demoralizing at this point as it’s almost two years of waiting on these features. I guess if I had to suggest a feature, I would suggest a lasso fill tool like in Clip Studio Paint. I LOVE Adobe Fresco!!! I complain about the technical tools because it is the difference between using the app half the time with Clip Studio Paint or stay in one art app. For the amount it costs per month I think it is the least Adobe can do.
A great start!
by Mikethe3 on 2019/11/06 05:07
I think this program has some amazing potential. The live paint layers provide the best digital watercolor I’ve ever seen on any platform. Working with the flowing watercolor paints feels great and produces some good results. I really hope Adobe focuses on continuing development, because as good as it is, Fresco isn’t a complete package. I had a difficult time getting beyond just playing around, as there is a lot of missing functionality and precision required for a full drawing and painting experience. It’s impossible not to compare this with Procreate, which has a very full feature set. Fresco’s live paint is really it’s only advantage. I can’t imagine who would pay the monthly fee on its own. But Adobe’s UI is pretty solid and there are the bones of something really special. I hope they put the pedal to the metal and evolve this program to fulfill its promise soon.
Great start!
by Lucapisanu on 2019/10/15 00:08
Coming from many many years of Photoshop, Digital Painting and also Procreate I have to say that Fresco brings me back on the feeling that I have with Photoshop on my bigger Wacom Cintiq. Also the easy way of importing my brushes is great and they react as you would expect. Since it’s still a new app it has a lot of stuff that’s missing that would complete it for me, like the absence of the smudge tool, curves, color balance etc as well as minor stuff like the color picker that always needs to be dragged from the center and little things like that. I have a lot of fun painting with Fresco and it has my support for future releases.
Good but pales in comparison.
by Chevcast on 2021/02/28 19:21
Fresco already has some unique features that outshine Procreate with the live and vector brushes. I also love the ruler tool and the ability to quickly turn my current brush into an eraser. But that's it. It's missing grid, symmetry, and perspective drawing guides. It's missing animation assist. It's even missing quick shape! Try to draw a perfect circle in Adobe Fresco. You can't. You can't draw a perfect square, triangle, or elipse in Fresco. Blows my mind tbh. It's also severely lacking in layer properties and effects. That said, If they add these things then Fresco will quickly take Procreate's place as my tool of choice. Problem is that we haven't had a real update in months. Just minor ones that just improved brush performance. They even included their "invite to edit" feature in their last patch notes which is just a feature of documents in Adobe's cloud and not a Fresco-specific feature. Which makes me worried that they have slowed development on Fresco. I keep hoping they're gonna surprise us with a big update that suddenly brings it mostly on par with Procreate but so far no dice. I'll keep watching but until that happens I can't recommend this app. As it stands you're still gonna want to use Procreate over anything else on the market.
So far so good I guess
by Camp127 on 2020/04/11 15:00
Great if you haven’t purchased procreate already. Procreate functionality with photoshop is the same as Fresco if you have photoshop on a Mac or Pc with iCloud. Procreate I say is still better for work with raster projects. I was interested in the vector functionality of this app but this does not play nice with lllustrator, making this app useless for me. 95% of my work is vector. If I can bounce projects back and forth from Illustrator to Fresco that would be great. I guess that’s what illustrator draw is for? To sum up, I need better vector functionally and a way to take my excising .ai files to this app and vice versa. For now procreate is still miles ahead. If Adobe can bring me full (actually full x86 app) lllustrator and Photoshop to the Ipad with the new mouse support I would be a very happy camper, and I could replace my Mac with iPad. For now I’m stuck at my desk.
Premium version aside, the free version is great.
by CarbonatedDrinks on 2019/12/31 02:02
I’m getting tired of hearing people complaining about the price when we all know Adobe isn’t going to drop their monthly subscriptions fees from any of their products. It’s just how greedy they are, we get it. Now onto the features for the free version of the app.... in all honestly, it’s great. If they add a non destructive flip view horizontal feature, some gradient tools, sharpen, blur, and a few basic color adjustment features I would have given this app 5 stars. Still for those who don’t want to pay for premium and want a wider range of brushes, stick to your favorite which I’m assuming is procreate. Still, the free version of fresco is great for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a dime on a great drawing app.
Great when it works
by DayWalkerDANI on 2020/12/16 22:10
The tools are insanely glitchy. The live brushes frequently pause and then splatter paint, often in random places on the canvas; the eraser tool is great except it also does random erasing where it causes a perfect circle of erased space and if you don’t catch it in time, there’s no undoing it which could really cause issue when working with full color paintings. The pixel pen skips, a lot. Despite these glitches, the app has immense potential and is almost exactly what I need from a drawing app. As an illustrator, I prefer freehand and Adobe illustrator is nothing but a pain in my head, I have used Clip studio on desk top for the last 5 years and it’s been far superior to Adobe until recently. If Adobe could fix these issues of glitching and skipping pens and brushes that splatter paint or cause gaps in my lines, I could give it a higher rating.
Okay I guess
by Crazy1423 on 2020/10/28 17:50
When I first got this app it was really nice and I had the ability to do a lot of things I couldn’t do with the other apps I tried. After my school started I didn’t have much time to draw or even use the app so I took a little break and deleted it. Well one day I got bored so I decided to re-download the app, well it saved all the previous work I had which was great and all, but it kept on saying you don’t have any available storage to make art I got really MAD. I already checked my available storage and I had enough to at least make a couple more drawings so I didn’t know what this thing was talking about I cleared most of my files and most of my other thing but I kept on saying “you have no storage” I was really disappointed and confused I expected much more
a great and easy to use app tailored for iPad with Apple Pencil but lacking important features
by AngelTlTs on 2020/06/09 20:05
Please please please add perspective grids in Fresco, for me its a necessary feature and unfortunately at the moment I am not able to work with Fresco. I am looking forward to be able to use Fresco exclusively. Heres my request, adding isometric, symmetry, perspective, single and multi point grids as well as a guided drawing option. Aside from this, its amazing. Fresco works near seamlessly alongside Adobe Photoshop and is tailored for use on iOS. On my iPad, with Apple Pencil it is smooth and responsive, easy to navigate, intuitive and user friendly program with great new features providing a simple and seamless iOS experience. I hope to start using Fresco exclusively as soon as possible!
Enjoying learning the app!
by Firenzeye on 2020/04/02 22:45
Finally, I bought an iPad and was surprised to learn Fresco was an accessible app in which I could start drawing. I thought of purchasing Procreate but if Fresco works for what I need, what is the need? So far so good; I am still learning. What is frustrating at the moment is the limited file types that can be imported and exported. PSDs are one of the file types that can be opened but I couldn’t verify that. My files are on Drive but Fresco only wants to open them from the Adobe Cloud. Although there are many features that help me get the results I want, I haven’t found a way to import or copy in my existing files. That is what limits my review to 3 stars. I am creating lots of new pieces but I had to continue working on my laptop to work with existing files...so it seems so far.
Two Things - Shapes and Selections
by Proximo Danda on 2020/01/11 01:47
The brushes, UI, and lifelike feel of drawing, painting is amazing. I do wish some of the Sketch layer capabilities were available. Well...I actually which Sketch and Fresco were just one program. I think myself and many other are missing the selection shapes, magic wand, and shapes tools that can provide so much to our workflow and abilities. I am trying to hold of from getting Procreate, I really am. But they have the tools I am looking for in a program like this. Come on Adobe! For the monthly prices people are paying for the program subscription either for this or CC, give the people what they are looking for AND things they didn’t know they wanted. Don’t hold out because someone else already did it.
Clunky but beautiful
by Nicki.New on 2020/06/06 20:48
So here’s the thing, this app has the BEST digital watercolor experience I have come across. I LOVE it, it feels so close to the real thing. That being said this app is pretty clunky. It takes forever to load my files (regardless of the layer count or size), response time of features are sluggish and the app has randomly crashed on me more than once. So I really want to give this app 5 stars and it would be a real contender for procreate for me but I have come to expect better from adobe. If they could work on the smoothness of the ins and out of this app it would definitely become one of my go tos and get 5 stars. For now, it just much more enjoyable to use procreate on the reg and fresco as a secondary app for the live brushes.
I can't seem to login to suggest features
by Kindless on 2019/09/26 17:59
There is promise to this app, if the price is significantly reduced, but even before that, at the moment it's largely a gimmick. For example the app is missing some really basic functionality like being able to paste into it. I loaded in a psd, which shows up as a group of layers, but I can't access the layers individually. I can group other layers together and access them individually if I wish, but not the ones that come from a psd, which is really odd to me. The modifier is pretty cumbersome to use as well... Anyway this is like version 1.0 so I expect these things to change and improve. And the price... I really can't imagine a world where this app will be so feature rich to warrant $9 a month.
Fantastic BUT...😏😏😏
by Digi Artist#hopefromhome😇 on 2020/04/16 16:24
Ok I love this app but there are some things that need fixing.😁Ok 1. Text-we need to be able to put text on the art. Like say we were making a digital card. Some of us are not that good at symmetry. No matter how much we try we just can NOT get the stuff to be the same. Text would make it easier and save us 15 hours out of our lives. 2. MAKE THE APP EASIER TO UNDERSTAND!!! (Sorry for yelling)...- This app is just so complicated most of the time I don’t know what I’m doing🤷🏽‍♀️. Make it like when you first start adobe photoshop sketch. It teaches you all of the tools and stuff and makes you do one project before you are even allowed to do anything. Those are all of my comments on this app so I hope you can find the time to read this! 😊
Great start but disappointing
by Schapiro on 2019/09/25 18:32
The main draw to this for me was the engine and ability to use abr brushes. It feels GREAT to use and is pretty solidly built. I didn’t run into any bugs or fussy interface issues. What’s bugging me: - No ability to duplicate, rearrange, or delete brushes. Someone mentioned to me that this can be handled via PS somehow but that’s a major inconvenience and I still haven’t even figured out how. This needs be managed in the fresco app. - Having to hold down to trigger the brush eraser is ok, but it disappears after a stroke and is really cumbersome to use as it slows down the process. The eraser tool in the menu has a fixed round brush option and that’s a bummer. - No blending tool? The cost is outrageous. I’m sure adobe are aware of the frustration here. With the big forthcoming updates to procreate which will also overhaul its engine and allow the use of abr brushes (among a plethora of other impressive things) I cannot imagine that there will be much incentive to stick with fresco given how expensive it is and, at least at this point, how limited it is in comparison. A good and promising start but with some big drawbacks. I’ll be staying tuned to see how things play out.
A great app but very buggy
by creasybear_ on 2021/01/01 21:57
I am used to using Adobe sketch alone with Adobe draw and integrating with my workflow with the Adobe suite on desktop. I have been using fresco since it’s release but I am hesitant to use it because of the issues. When I rest my palm on the screen it will create a straight line from where the Apple Pencil is and where my hand rests which I have never had an issue with their previous apps. Also when I use the tilt function for shading it will sometimes remain in that mode even when the pencil is not longer tilted. While the app is rich of features and great things I still await a stable version when I can use it confidently.
No no no no
by Smol gfy on 2019/10/07 17:38
My husband and I are both active duty and we used adobe sketch to share projects and draw together when we are separated (which is most of the time and for 6-7 months at a time)..... we can’t share projects with Fresco, truly disappointing. We are trying other apps now since adobe has left us with an app that will no longer update and likely be removed in the future. Doesn’t transfer art from Adobe Sketch as advertised, says I’m out of storage but shows 80% free still, not having a lifetime or one-time purchase option is absurd, and some transfers are stored as files, so I have to go through 10 steps to open my art, not to mention there is a whole section with essentially “social media” of art..... if I wanted social media, I’d have it, I want my art and that’s it.... just so disappointed.
What an elegant user experience!
by warrack on 2019/09/27 19:15
For a first release Fresco is very polished. Very clean and intuitive user interface. Easy to figure out without a tutorial. So enjoy the feel of the brushes. Especially enjoying the vector tools. Also enjoy playing around with the new watercolor and oil emulation brushes, so realistic! The selection and transform tools are the easiest to use compared to other drawing tools I use. Just love that I can pan/zoom the canvas while having a selection. Other apps I have to first clear my selection and then pan/zoom the canvas. Far less frustrating in Fresco.
needs some tweaking
by remsday on 2019/09/28 16:53
I was excited initially about the integration of adobe sketch and draw, but fresco is still obviously in its beginning stages. one of the first things I noticed is you cannot open the file in CC from the cloud, your only option is to save as a PSD if you want a working document. secondly, I have only been using it for a few days and one of the few files I do have was suddenly corrupted because I can no longer open it, it opens to display the grey “workspace”. finally, I am trying to download more brushes and it will not let me sign in using an enterprise id, it just redirects me to the previous page in an infinite loop... I’m excited to see where this app goes as it is still in the beginning stages.
I like it, a few suggestions though
by Kharma82 on 2019/11/16 17:25
First off, I like this app. I have quite a few painting and vector apps, but this is the one that I use the most often right now. I only have two complaints. The first is with the Apple Pencil integration and gestures. About half the time when I put my hand down on the screen to draw, it undoes my last action. It’s not annoying enough to make me stop using the app, but it IS annoying. The other thing I’d appreciate is the ability to edit an individual stroke when drawing in vector. Right now I can adjust the entire layer, but not individual strokes. Overall, great app, but could use a few upgrades. :-)
Great but not intuitive
by Misstress of Art on 2019/12/06 06:50
After using Procreate the last year and a half, I was looking forward to seeing what Adobe had in store with Fresco. I saw the demo at MAX last year and was excited for the always wet watercolor feature, Kyle Webster brushes, and other drawing tools. Although the features I mentioned are great, the interface is a little clunky and there’s far too many steps to take for simple tasks and that’s where Procreate succeeds and Fresco fails. There needs to be a feature where your palette can be used over and over again in new documents instead of working from scratch and mixing a new batch of colors each time I start a project. Adobe needs to keep it simple, easy, and seamless.
could be a lot smoother
by Thecryingparade on 2021/04/25 03:55
i downloaded adobe vector on my ipad pro to replace procreate for an art project that i needed a vector brush for. the vector brush is good, but the program overall gives me such a headache. the program is just so slow. the brushes and erasers lag, the fill tool can take over a minute to do its job, and i’ve had to hold my finger down on the screen for like thirty seconds before in order to pick up a color i was using. i am also disappointed that you can’t name layers, so they become difficult to keep track of. i also am unsure if i can create a custom color palette to keep track of what colors i’m using. i’m usually very good at figuring that stuff out, so if you can, they don’t make it obvious or easy. i live in an extremely rural area, so the lag and slowness could be my wifi. but even so, when i use procreate, all that stuff is instant. i don’t think it’s the internet though, because it happens even when i work on a project i’ve enabled for offline use. the general user-friendliness of this application is okay, but it needs sooo many fixes and upgrades.
Pretty amazing! But a few minor things...
by kaiAnn17 on 2020/03/29 02:37
I’m an illustrator and I was so excited when Fresco was released! I love that it echos it’s sister programs on the computer but is also so iPad friendly! I love that I can import all my favorite photoshop brushes. There are only a couple things I feel like need updates. The layers get so confusing especially since you can’t label them (unless you can and I haven’t figured it out yet). My biggest issue with Fresco is the organization of files isn’t intuitive and user friendly. I wish it was simpler to make folders of work and to select and move your files around in the app as well.
Really great but has its glitching moments
by heylalallama on 2020/07/25 01:36
I love love using this but sometimes I’m not sure if my file is just so big or what but it’ll glitch and exit out of the app. Sometimes it’ll freeze up. It has never deleted anything and it has always been saved. It doesn’t do it all the time but on files I know have lots of layers. Other than that I love that it uploads to the cloud and I can use it in Photoshop. Sometimes it’s a little delayed in uploading the file I just saved on the cloud to show up in my Photoshop but it’s not bad. I can’t wait more things that will show up hopefully a saved color palette like in Procreate.
Solid, some kinks to work out
by UtahHostage on 2021/04/04 00:53
Disclaimer: I work for Adobe and received a free license. My opinions are my own and do not represent the opinions of Adobe or it’s subsidiaries or investors. I was pleasantly surprised by Fresco, it’s a solid drawing program. I especially like the live brushes feature which can simulate watercolors or oil paint effects. It saves to the Adobe cloud automatically, so if you’re doing other projects with Adobe products, the integration is pretty seamless. Overall though, I’ll be sticking with Procreate for now as my primary painting tool. Fresco still has some kinks to work out. 1. It frequently misreads the palm of my hand as input, switching layers or colors while I’m working. 2. The UI prioritizes tools over tool options, requiring more taps than I’d like to perform my most frequent actions (brush size, opacity/pressure). Verdict, a cool addition to the creative cloud with easy integration with other Adobe products, but I don’t think it’s going to become my primary digital painting tool. Worth trying out.
I lost some of my work
by Mrs. Hude on 2020/10/14 17:32
Procreate had been crashing on me lately, so while waiting to hear back from their support, I turned to this app. I thought it was decent, though not quite as intuitive as Procreate. But I was grateful to have a backup, as I do my work primarily on my iPad these days, as an illustrator. That was, I was grateful until the app froze on me, wiped all of my layers, and when I returned to the home page, it saved this blank copy to my creative cloud. So I lost 2.5 days work. **Update** So, I did report this back to Adobe and they responded quickly. They helped me restore the project to an earlier point, so I only lost some of my work. I appreciate their quick response, but will likely seek to use other apps in the future.
Little to no lag
by abrielarnold on 2020/05/07 18:42
This app has fantastic brushes. The default pencil and watercolour brushes are a joy. I love how much control there is when rotating the canvas (can either rotate in app or just turn the tablet and the canvas itself doesn't move while the interface reorientates. Very nice.) However, the app doesn't like lots of layers, starts to go slow and glitchy. I rarely use more than 10 layers, and most of those are rejected sketch layers, so that's fine. Masks are super easy to create and copy/paste to other layers. I'm a graphic designer by day so I have the adobe suite for illustrator and indesign, and this app is fun to play with at home.
False advertising. It’s a demo app. Subscription is $120/year
by GadgetMojo on 2021/04/29 23:40
Why not just put this info upfront? Why waste people’s time? They state that it’s a “Free app”. No it’s not, most features are disabled. But annoyingly they’re still visible so every time you tap on something that’s not included, you’re taken to their purchase page. There’s no indication which is which so you’re going to get a very unpleasant experience if you go in thinking you can use this app for “free” But good apps should cost money, and I like paying for apps. I saw that there’s In-App Purchases, and I tapped on it (here in the Apple App Store). It says, “Premium Features $9.99” But that’s a lie. It does NOT cost $9.99, it costs $9.99 PER MONTH. Other apps put that in the description and in this section. I had to download the app, go through the creation of account process, and only then when I tap to purchase it, I am presented with the fact that this app is NOT available for sale, you have to pay per month. Some people are Ok with subscription, others (like me) are not. Put that in the description so we can make our decision upfront, and not waste our time.
Great start
by AJH107 on 2019/09/24 19:42
Firstly, to those wanting to try it out there's a 6 month free trial of all the features/brushes so it's worth trying out. I've been doodling around for the past hour and so far so good. The brushes feel great to use. I really like the fluidity of the live brushes. One thing I'd like more of is more blending tools but I guess I can always import my own or make new ones. Another thing is that it seems it'll be subscription based... If it comes with my CC subscription it'd be better. It's too soon to say if this would become my main drawing application but I can't wait to see what's added in the future!
Great Brushes, Ridiculous Subscription Model.
by GadgetGeek314 on 2019/10/02 16:45
I am an Adobe fan, and was really excited about this app. It offers vector brushes, pixel brushes, and incredibly realistic live brushes. It’s still early in design, and I can tell that a lot of work has gone into it, but the subscription model for this leaves a bad taste in the mouth of even a raving fan. When you can get other apps on the App Store as a full purchase with active updates for the same price as one month with Fresco, there is no debate which way I will go. In fact, as much as I like it, the subscription model makes me not want to invest more time into working with it as I know that this model is unsustainable for my interests. Hopefully, Adobe will see things from the customer’s POV.
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