Drawing and Painting in Adobe Fresco
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Drawing and Painting in Adobe Fresco

Learn to use Fresco's amazing real media brushes to compose stunning illustrations
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Created by Brad Colbow
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to use the drawing and painting tools in Adobe Fresco
  • An iPad or Windows computer that can run Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco is an app for the iPad and some Windows touch enabled tablets that lets you draw and paint on the go harnessing the power of thousands of unique Photoshop brushes and some new super cool live media brushes that imitate real life water color and oil paints.

  • I believe it’s best to learn through examples. here is what we will be doing in this course:

  • We will be going over the tools

  • After going over the tools we will be using them to draw to reinforce how they work

  • The drawing sessions are simple and easy to follow, anyone can do them

  • One project goes over how we can use the vector brushes to make cartoons and comics.

  • Another project uses layers and the water color brushes to create unique illustrations

  • The third project uses the oil brushes to blend paint and then layer masks to do some hand lettering and effects over it.

  • The Final project takes all the skills we've used up to this point and put them all together in one final complex illustration.

Why Fresco? It's a simple and intuitive painting app and because of its access to so many pre existing Photoshop brushes makes it incredibly powerful too.

Who is this for:

  • People who want to learn to draw but don’t know where to start

  • Illustrators looking to learn everything about Fresco

  • Anyone who want to learn new techniques and take their drawing to the next level.

Who this course is for:
  • Artists and illustrators looking to learn new skills
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 02:04:45
+ Introduction
3 lectures 15:02

Here is what you can expect from this course and what you will need to get started drawing in Adobe Fresco.

Preview 03:42

This is where we can open files we’ve been working on or create new files. There are also some settings that will help you be more productive when you work.

The Welcome Screen

Before we get to the fun stuff (our art) we should go over the interface and familiarize ourselves with all the tools at our disposal.

The Interface
+ The Brushes
6 lectures 34:19

There are 3 kinds of brushes in Fresco, this is the first and most common, the pixel brush.

Pixel Brushes

This is Fresco’s killer feature. The live brushes emulate real life media brushes like water color and oil paints.

Preview 09:15

These vector brushes look and feel like the pixel brushes in many ways but they are scalable vector graphics unlike their pixel counterparts.

Vector Brushes

In this section we’re going to jump in and start inking using the vector brushes and how we can use their unique properties to make clean crisp artwork.

Project 1: Inking

There are several exporting options available to us in Fresco. You can even export your vector brush lines into a PDF that can be opened in other vector apps like Illustrator.

Exporting Your Artwork

One of the great things about Fresco is the ability to import photoshop brushes and use them fully on the iPad here is how and where to get great brushes.

Importing Brushes
+ The Projects
6 lectures 01:15:24

In this section we use the live brushes to start a larger more complete illustration

Preview 09:55

Now that we have the flat colors in place we can start to use the water color brushes to create some cool effects and textures.

Drawing with Water Color Part 2

In this section we take the oil brushes and use masks to create some great lettering effects.

Drawing with Masks

In this section we take everything we’ve learned this far and apply it to one final large illustration.

Final Project Part 1

In this section we work on the background of our illustration using vector brushes and then layer texture over top of them.

Final Project Part 2

We work on the foreground of our illustration and add the finishing touches.

Final Project Part 3