Adobe Fresco Next-generation Painting and Drawing App for the iPad

Adobe officially launched Fresco, a next-generation painting and drawing app for the iPad. Designed for professional-quality work but easy enough for anyone to use, Fresco offers sharp, clean, infinitely scalable vector brushes, versatile and adaptable Photoshop brushes, as well as a new category of Live Brushes powered by Adobe Sensei – Adobe’s artificial intelligence and machine learning technology – that uncannily recreate the experience of painting with oils or watercolors wherever you are.

One of Fresco’s fundamental strengths is the variety of brushes you can use. In addition to sharp, clean, infinitely scalable vector brushes and versatile and adaptable Photoshop brushes, Fresco also includes new Live Brushes that – with the Apple Pencil – uncannily recreate the experience of painting with oils or watercolors. Let’s take a look at what you can do with each kind of brush by looking at four pieces.

The scientists who worked on Fresco intensely studied the way oil paints act when you apply them, how they dry, and how they interact with each other. The result is that working alla prima in Fresco is just like working alla prima with real oil paints (except that in Fresco, if you don’t like what you’ve done, you can undo it with one gesture or a simple double-tap on Apple Pencil!).

uncannily recreate the experience of painting with oils or watercolors.

  • Oil brushes
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Photoshop brushes
  • Vector brushes

If you’re interested in trying Fresco for yourself, you have a great opportunity. In celebration of The 2019 Big Draw Festival , you can join free art sessions at any Apple store throughout the month of October. You’ll be able to try Fresco on the iPad and take part in fun drawing activities.

 Adobe Creative Confidence & Expression Report

As part of this milestone, Adobe conducted a survey of 2,500+ people that examined the general population’s painting and drawing habits as well as creative confidence in America. Among other findings, the survey revealed that the majority (68%) of U.S. adults wish they were more creative and only 33% feel confident expressing their creativity through drawing. You can find additional survey findings below.

  • The majority (68%) of U.S. adults wish they were more creative.
  • 1 in 3 U.S. adults cite lack of inspiration and time as the top limiting factors impacting their creativity.
  • Nearly half (47%) of U.S. adults say they painted or drew at least once a week as children. However, the majority (71%) say they rarely or never paint or draw as adults.
  • While more than half (52%) of U.S. adults are confident in their creative ability, only 33% feel confident expressing their creativity through drawing.
  • Adults who frequently painted or drew as children are more confident in both their creative ability (65%) and expressing ideas through painting and drawing (47%) compared to those who occasionally or never did as children [41%; 20%].
  • 40% of U.S. adults who use a mobile device to create content prefer to create on their mobile device over a desktop or laptop.

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