Want to chisel a mark? Touch up a tight corner? Or send a stroke in a different direction? Whatever your end goal, this new setting means that changing the angle of Fresco’s Pixel brushes is just a couple of taps away.
Feature summary | Adobe Fresco | 2021 releases
Learn about new features and enhancements for Fresco in 2021.
June 2021 release (version 2.6)
For details on June release of Fresco 2.6, see here.
May 2021 release (version 2.5)
Use drawing aids to trace circles, squares, and polygons, or fill them with Vector or Pixel paints. You can also move and resize the drawing aids. For details, see Draw a circle, square, or polygon.
Use the Shapes panel to access your collection of Adobe Capture shapes:
- Basic shapes are now refashioned as drawing aids, and are now found in the new Drawing Aids menu at the bottom of the taskbar. For details, see Draw a circle, square, or polygon.
- Find four pre-built shapes in the new thumbnail area to get you started. As you use other shapes, the thumbnail area displays the last four shapes you used. For details, see Add shapes from Adobe Capture.
- Discover and follow popular collections of comic, typographic, and floral shapes, and use them in your artwork. For details, see Discover and use shapes from popular libraries.
Now, your vector brush strokes have fewer anchor points — it simplifies editing in Fresco and Illustrator.
Use the Touch Shortcut to easily switch tools in Fresco. To learn about the Touch Shortcut, from the Home screen, select Learn, and open the tutorial Introduction to the Touch Shortcut.
April 2021 release (version 2.4)
To relocate multiple layers at once, tap Select multiple in the Layer actions menu, and tap each layer that needs to be moved. Then tap, hold, and drag-and-drop the group to the destination. To learn about other actions possible with the multi-selection of layers, see Select multiple layers.
Kyle T. Webster's Spring 2021 brushes
Celebrated brushmaker Kyle T. Webster's Spring 2021 collection of brushes includes foliage, specks, and special effects brushes. For information on importing brushes, see Import additional pixel brushes.
Hide or show nudge control
Focus your attention on Transform by hiding the nudge control. Tap the nudge icon in the Transform toolbar to hide or show it. To learn more, see Transform multiple layers at once.
Brushes management (new to iPhone)
Personalize the list of pixel brushes in the Pixel brushes panel. Hide or show brush categories or individual brushes using toggles in the Manage pixel brushes panel. To learn more, see Manage brushes.
March 2021 release (version 2.3)
Scroll to zoom
Tap the small zoom percentage box at the top of an open document and scroll sideways to effortlessly adjust the magnification of your artwork.
Smaller Photoshop brushes
Reduce the size of the Photoshop brushes all the way down to one pixel for finer strokes. To learn about Photoshop brush settings, see How to choose and fine-tune a pixel brush.
Copy text formatting
Have something to say that's worth repeating? Double-tap inside any text field to cut, copy, and paste between layers and between drawings without losing any formatting.
Send artwork to Illustrator (Windows only)
Use the power of vector editing tools in Illustrator by sending your artwork directly to Illustrator on desktop for further editing. Tap the Share icon and select Send to Illustrator. For more, see Send artwork directly to Illustrator on desktop.
Reduced stroke latency (Windows only)
Now, experience less latency with brush strokes on Fresco.
February 2021 release (version 2.2)
Invite to edit your cloud documents
Get reviews and exchange comments or feedback seamlessly by inviting others to edit your Cloud documents.
To work on a document shared with you, tap Your work > Shared with you from Fresco’s Home screen.
For details on how to invite others to edit your artwork in Fresco, see Share and collaborate.
Transform layered Fresco art using Adobe Capture
Use the Adobe Capture to transform layered artwork into a repeating vector pattern with just a few simple taps on your Fresco artwork.
For more details on how to create patterns using Adobe Capture in Fresco, see Create patterns using Adobe Capture.
Draw with the new set of Kyle T. Webster brushes
Try the new Kyle T. Webster’s Winter 2020 brush set that includes halftone, marker, and wildgrass brushes along with a duo of Snowy Hills brushes inspired by legendary Disney artist Eyvind Earle.
Import these additional Photoshop brushes into Adobe Fresco by clicking the + icon at the bottom of the Pixel Brushes panel.
For more on Kyle T. Webster brushes, see How to import additional pixel brushes.
December 2020 release (version 2.1)
Better angle control for your pixel brush
To change the angle curve setting, see Pixel brush setting.
Enhance creativity by adding your own fonts
Add your own fonts in Fresco on the iPad and make them available for use across all Creative Cloud apps.
To bring in your specific fonts in Fresco, see Add your own fonts.
October 2020 release (version 2.0)
Fresco reimagined for the iPhone
Draw anywhere with Fresco on your iPhone and unleash your creativity on the go! Create and share your artwork from iPhone across devices and watch your designs come alive!
For more information, see Fresco on iPhone.
Add creativity to your texts with Adobe Fonts
Add text to your artwork. Check out the thousands of Adobe Fonts accessible from the Layer properties menu.
For more information, see Create text and font.
Create natural blends with Smudge brushes
Use the Smudge tool to create Smudge brushes that help you create natural blends and a softer look for your strokes. Combine them with the power of Photoshop brushes and Creative Cloud Libraries, enhance your artwork with a smoother and controlled blending of colors.
For more information, see Smudge brushes.
Expanded workflows with Ribbon brushes
Create ribbon brushes in Adobe Capture and access them in Adobe Fresco for infinite creative possibilities. Access ribbon brushes from Pixel brushes under Library brushes in Fresco and seamlessly integrate with Adobe Capture and other Creative Cloud apps.
For more information, see Ribbon brushes.
Better style control with adjustable pressure curve
Control the pressure sensitivity by adjusting the curve, along with the six predefined pressure points, to create the required pen pressure while drawing.
For more information, see Pressure curve editor.
Perform all tasks together with multiple layers
Apply an action to more than one layer at a time using the Select multiple option in the Layer actions menu. Easily select multiple layers to simultaneously delete, duplicate, copy, merge or transform them.
For more information, see Layers and multilayers.
Real-time interaction with Livestreaming
Share your techniques and your creative process live and interact with audience on Behance directly from Fresco via the Share > Livestreaming option.
Better compression with 4K timelapse videos
Set the quality and dimensions of your timelapse video. Be sure to set these controls before you start drawing.
Enhanced collaboration with in-app commenting
Communicate with ease with all your stakeholders by sharing a link to your document for commenting right from the editor. See and respond to the feedback comments right within the app.
Revert to previous versions in-app
Quickly revert to a previous version of a document using View Version History under In-app version history.
Seamless document import from Illustrator
Create your artwork in Fresco and for vector edits to the image, send your artwork to Adobe Illustrator via Share > Send to Illustrator.