Adobe Fresco: New iPad App for Painting

Adobe Fresco: New iPad App for Painting
Adobe has recently given us a closer look at their upcoming iPad painting and drawing app, previously Project Gemini. Titled, Adobe Fresco, the rebranded name is a nod to the centuries-old Italian painting technique. Currently available for private beta testing, the app is set to launch later this year and takes on apps like Procreate.


Aimed at professional artists, the app is intended to give them access to a wide range of tools outside their desktop. Fresco will combine raster, vector and dynamic brushes in a single app, and allow artists to sync their brushes in Photoshop CC.

"Adobe scientists have studied the chemistry of common real-world pigments like cobalt and ochre. They've looked at the physics of how watercolours are absorbed into thick, cotton-based paper. And they've examined the ways that a thick slash of oil paint dries to add dimension to a painting," wrote Scott Belsky, Creative Cloud executive vice president in a blog post. 


Following from this, Adobe Fresco will include a new feature called Live Brushes. This tool will mimic how real watercolour and oil paints behave on a canvas. Depending on the tools used, colours can bleed into each other or be applied in clean, crisp, vivid strokes. In addition to accessing brushes from Photoshop, artists will have access to thousands of brushes created by digital brush maker Kyle Webster.


Adobe Fresco is set to compete with similar painting apps for iPad like Procreate and Krita. Fresco will also add Creative Cloud storage, meaning your work can be stored and shared via Adobe's cloud rather than Dropbox or on the device itself. Being cloud-based further expands Fresco's capacity and allows artists to create on-the-go. 

Interested? Apply now for access to the Beta. And check out Adobe Fresco in action below! 

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