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Learn about the user interface, gestures, Touch Shortcut, settings, and how to get started with Adobe Fresco.
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.
To understand how the Fresco user interface works on iPhone, see 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 select and transform layers or add effects like liquify to alter the appearance of an object.
The enhanced slider capabilities in Fresco let you make selections and edits with higher speed and accuracy to any object, design, or settings.
You can also tap on the numeric keypad or slider to move the slider or double-tap the slider thumb to reset the slider back to its default state.
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.
Touch Shortcut map
In the Touch Shortcut panel:
Fresco supports keyboard shortcuts. Use common and consistent keyboard shortcuts across Fresco and Photoshop on iPad.
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 files tab in the left navigation section of the home screen 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 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
Zoom in and focus on the finer details of your artwork while projecting your canvas at full scale on an external display.
Use a USB-C, HDMI or Airplay to establish the external connection and control the setting under App Settings > General > Interface > Canvas Projection.
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.