The latest stylus and touch devices, like iPad Pro, are totally ready for modern painting design and art. To keep pace with it, Adobe Fresco brings together the world’s largest brush collection with AI-powered new technologies to deliver a natural painting and drawing experience. For artists, illustrators, animators, sketchers, and anyone who want to take the essence joy of drawing and painting.

For those who have forgotten art history, fresco (‘fresh’ in Italian) is a painting technique that has been used for centuries all over the world. Even it’s hardly to find an empty wall or ceiling to show your art talent, people always prefer working with Wacom tablets on the desktop over drawing on tablets like the iPad Pro. That’s why Adobe set out to make Adobe Fresco to empower such spontaneous creativity.

With an oil Live Brush in Adobe Fresco, you can slather on a thick coat of paint and see the ridges and brush strokes that give the painting dimension. And you can mix different oil colors together to create a varied swirl of color that no digital color wheel could ever provide.

Adobe Fresco’s has quite simple and intuitive UI, which is similar to the upcoming Photoshop for iPad beta. There are tools like brushes, paint bucket, move / transform, and lasso on the left, and the layers panels with blend modes like multiply, color burn, and screen on the right.

The Bottom Line

Adobe Fresco will officially release in late 2019, first on iPad and then other platforms. It works well on any iPad with Pencil support, but you’ll get more details on the iPad Pro.