The tablet-only drawing and painting app was built specifically for touch-first and stylus-powered platforms like the Apple iPad with Apple Pencil. Fresco’s interface simplicity and intuitive usability provide a pleasurable experience for pros and beginners alike. It’s easy to get going, starting with a Home window that displays your recent work, a tutorial section, and an inspirational gallery section where you can look at what others are doing with Fresco. The Home screen offers an overview of your recent work. All screens have a Create New and Import/Open options. A customizable UI, including full-screen mode with no visible UI, lets you tailor your space to your workflow needs. Enjoy the simplicity of Fresco’s uncluttered workspace or remove it entirely with Full Screen mode.
Live brushes include Watercolor (Round Detail, Wash Soft, Wash Flat, and Wet Spatter) and Oil Paint (Flat, Round, Filbert, Detail, Glaze, Chunky, and Short). The Oil is luscious and gooey, slightly dimensional, and very realistic. You almost forget that you can Undo a misguided stroke. The settings offer you considerable control over your designated brush.
If you are familiar with Photoshop or other raster editors, you’ll be comfortable with Fresco’s layers, masking, precise selection tools, and 28 blending modes. Layers are drag-and-droppable to reorder level, group, and delete.