Learn how to color in Adobe Fresco.

Colors are just a click away from you when you are drawing and painting in Adobe Fresco. Picking a color from your canvas or choosing a color from the color wheel is just like dipping a real brush in a color palette.

And there are benefits that only a digital tool can give you - like quick access to recently used colors (your color history). 

Open the Color panel using the Color Chip icon and get the color you want.
Adobe Fresco gives you tools to create magic with colors!

Color tools

Your color tools in Adobe Fresco are Color Chip  and Eyedropper . Both of these tools are right there on the Adobe Fresco toolbar.

Tapping the Color Chip icon opens the Color panel, and you'll find the color wheel to play with hue, saturation, opacity, and more.

Color panel has three key controls: color wheel, HSB sliders, and recently used colors
A: Choose a color from the color wheel B. Adjust hue, saturation, and brightness C. Select a recently used color

How to choose colors

  1. Tap the Color Chip icon to display the Color panel.
  2. Move the color stop on the color wheel to choose a color. 
  3. Adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness using the HSB sliders. Similarly, use RGB sliders to fine-tune the color you have chosen.
  4. Select a brush or the Fill  tool to apply the color to your artwork.

Recolor using Fill tool

You can now use the Fill  tool for faster and more precise recoloring while preserving the targeted color pattern of the original artwork. 

recolor using fill tool
Recolor using fill tool

The recolor fill uses the existing fill behavior with color tolerance value and enables lock transparency for the fill operation.

In Fill settings, you can tap Preserve transparency toggle button to enable or disable the transparency.

  • If you enable, the fill operation activates the lock transparency. 
  • If you disable and recolor, the current state of transparency is preserved. 

Want to pick a color from your canvas?

Long-press with your finger on the canvas to invoke the Eyedropper tool and quickly sample any color.

Where are my foreground and background colors?

In Adobe Fresco, you don't have to worry about managing foreground and background colors. The Color Chip icon shows the most recent color used, including the opacity.

Access colors from Creative Cloud libraries

Adobe Fresco makes it easy for you to access your color themes and swatches from Creative Cloud libraries, which appear automatically in the color panel. For more information, see Access Creative Cloud libraries in Fresco.

Have a question or an idea?

We've got you started with colors in Adobe Fresco. The interface of Adobe Fresco is intuitive; we hope you will find it easy to unleash your creativity with colors, brushes, and more.

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.