Keep this article handy. You'll find short, helpful videos for the tools right within the app. You'll also find information about the core workflow, the workspace, and settings.
Looking to get started with understanding the Fresco user interface on iPhone?
Refer to Adobe Fresco on iPhone.
Each artwork is a document in Adobe Fresco. Tap on Create new on your Home screen to start drawing on a blank canvas.
Adobe Fresco gives you many different print and digital layouts to choose from. You can also specify and save your own custom size and orientation.
On the home screen, tap on Import and open to work on an existing PSD document or project created with Adobe Sketch or Adobe Draw. You can import large Photoshop files (.PSB) into Fresco.
When you open a document, you get all your drawing and painting tools and other helpful controls in the workspace.
Icons on the title bar
Use these icons to quickly go to the Home screen, undo, get help, open the Share workspace, access document and app settings, and make your canvas full-screen.
Watch this video to see how you can use the different Adobe Fresco tools and controls to change parts of a drawing.
Transform tool Using this tool you can also achieve small or precise transformations of layers or selections.
You can use nudge on the canvas by tapping on it in any direction and move the object one pixel at a time. Move the selected transform in eight directions such as side-to-side, up-and-down, and diagonal.
When you hold down the Touch Shortcut and move, the transform box moves by ten pixels in the desired direction.
The little circle on the lower left of the screen is the touch shortcut. Tap and hold the circle to quickly access the primary and the secondary actions for some of the tools.
For example, while using a pixel or vector brush, you can activate the primary state to temporarily change your brush into an eraser. Just tap and press down the touch shortcut with the one hand until you want to use the eraser.
To lock the shortcut to the primary state, just double-tap. Notice that the middle circle changes to blue when locked.
Hitting the lock state is easy as you don’t have to keep a finger pressed to one spot while using the alternate version of a tool.
The touch shortcut has a secondary state. When the secondary state is active, you can trim vector strokes. To activate the secondary state of the touch shortcut long-press it and drag to its outer edge.
To lock the shortcut to the secondary state, double-tap it to lock it in the primary state and tap it once more. Notice that the outer circle changes to blue when the secondary state is locked. Double-tap the shortcut to get out of the locked state.
In Touch shortcut panel:
- The Tool column shows the active tools such as, Pixel brush, Live brush, and so on.
- The Primary column shows the primary function of the touch shortcut when enabled such as, Erase with brush, Paint with clear color, and so on.
- The Secondary column shows the secondary state of the touch shortcut when enabled such as, Trim Strokes, and so on.
Fresco supports keyboard shortcuts. Use common and consistent keyboard shortcuts across Fresco and Photoshop on iPad.
You can access the list of keyboard shortcuts using one of the following steps:
- Open a document and tap Help icon at the upper-right corner of the Adobe Fresco workspace and select Keyboard shortcuts.
- Open a document and tap on the Settings icon, tap App settings. In App settings dialog, tap Help > Keyboard shortcuts. See the Keyboard shortcuts article for the full list.
In-app profile name and avatar editing are not available in Adobe Fresco 1.1 on Windows.
For more information, see Adobe Fresco on Windows.
Tapping on the Home icon, while working in the editor, saves and syncs your Fresco document to your Creative Cloud account. The Cloud icon in the upper-right corner of the workspace indicates whether you are connected.
Tap on the Your work tab in the left navigation section of the home screen to view to view and manage your Fresco documents.
The icon in each document thumbnail indicates the sync status of the document or if the document is offline.
From the More Options pop-up for each document, you can perform document management actions, such as rename, export, duplicate, delete, and share link. You can make a document available offline if you want to access it always.
Adobe Fresco keeps your deleted documents for 30 days.
Open a document and tap on the Settings icon to view and customize the document settings.
- Tap on the document name in the Settings panel to rename the document.
- Change the angle for rotation snapping.
- Flip or rotate the canvas.
- Disable or enable the Touch shortcut.
Tap the Settings icon in the upper-right corner of the home screen. In the App Settings dialog, choose any of the setting groups: General, Input, Account, About, or Help.
Within these setting groups, tap to expand any section to view the available settings and options.
|Quick export settings
Surface Pen (on Windows)
|Follow and share
Facing syncing problems or crash issues in Fresco? You can save cloud document logs to your device to analyze and debug the issue. Tap the App Settings icon in the Home screen, and tap Help > Support > Save support logs. In the Share Sheet on your iPhone or iPad, select the desired file sharing option to save/share the log zip file.
For Fresco for Windows, use the Creative Cloud Log Collector tool.
Tap on the Discover tab on your Home screen to see a variety of artwork created with Adobe Fresco. Tap on the videos to see streams created by artists showcasing their workflow in the app.
If you have a question to ask or an idea to share, come and participate in Adobe Fresco Community. We would love to hear from you and see your creations.