Adobe Fresco

Rating Adobe Fresco - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+
Downloadfor iOS

About Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco is a free drawing and painting app designed for artists of all skill levels. Built specially for iPad with Apple Pencil and iPhone, Fresco offers a wide variety of brushes to help you create your next masterpiece.

Adobe Fresco Review

What do we like about Adobe Fresco?

Built for the newest stylus and touch devices, Adobe Fresco combines the largest collection of vector and raster brushes in the world with ground-breaking new Live Brushes to provide a wholly authentic painting and drawing experience. For anyone who wants to learn how to draw and paint, including artists, illustrators, animators, and sketchers.

What skills does it improve?

Both experts and beginners will enjoy using Fresco's straightforward interface and intuitive usability. Fresco's roundtrip workflow with Photoshop and Illustrator's vector connection are extra benefits for Creative Cloud subscribers. You can mix and match raster and vector layers in Fresco, which opens in Photoshop and Illustrator, respectively.

What age is it appropriate for?

Adobe Fresco is appropriate for all ages. 

Is Adobe Fresco free?

Adobe Fresco is available for free to download on all iOS devices. 

Is Adobe Fresco easy to use?

Starting with a home window that features your most recent work makes it simple to get started. Additionally, there are areas on that homepage for learning and exploration, a sharing panel, and an inspired gallery where you can see what other people are using Fresco for.

A design standard set by Adobe has endured the test of time. You'll probably find it easier to manoeuvre around their software suite even if you only have a passing familiarity with Adobe's programs. It is also a comfortable experience for users due to the possibility of customization.

How will students benefit?

You'll see that the final category, "Sketching," is chosen among the alphabetically arranged brush categories. You may confirm what the top part of the panel says by tapping on it to see that the pencil brush is selected. This is a minor detail, but it's significant. You can start drawing right away regardless of your knowledge of what the other Fresco buttons do because every new document starts with the same tool selected.

Fresco can provide you with a canvas or a sketchbook, watercolours or oils. You can quickly paste model images from your clipboard to trace and test your form. Utilize our dynamic motion tools, or export a timelapse video to share with family and friends to demonstrate your process. Learn about effects that transform, such as Liquify.

For faster and distraction-free drawing, Adobe Fresco reimagines key illustrator tools like modernised selection and masking with a flexible UI. So that you may work wherever inspiration strikes, brushes and projects accompany you across devices. 

How much does Adobe Fresco cost?

Adobe Fresco is available at the cost of $9.99 per month. 

Final thoughts

Photoshop and Illustrator may be seamlessly integrated with Adobe Fresco. Open files without importing or exporting in either app. For those final touches, send your layered vector illustrations directly to Illustrator for desktop or iPad. The first time you sign into Fresco, you can access your Adobe Photoshop Sketch and Adobe Illustrator Draw projects.

App Details

Teacher Ratings


iPad, iPhone





In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No


Adobe Inc.

Download Adobe Fresco

You can download Adobe Fresco on your iOS devices from the Apple App Store.

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