Adobe Fresco vs Krita

By Ann Young 17 days ago, Apps and Software

Do you create comics, manga, and vector design and looking for a suitable program for your work? Then learn more about the Adobe Fresco vs Krita competition and select the most appropriate software for your work.

Adobe Fresco is an innovative digital painting program designed especially for touch and mobile use on tablets and smartphones.

Krita is an award winning professional graphic design and editing software application for Windows, which enables users to combine graphics with digital artwork for movies, illustrations, comics, and animations.

Final Verdict:

This software includes a variety of drawing functions, layers, brush options, layering, scalable and optimized vector options, stylus control, and so much more.

Adobe Fresco is the winner >

Adobe Fresco Features:

  • Has a smudging tool
  • Extensive color palette options
  • Brush customization is very precise
  • Free for iOS
  • Realistic painting and watercolor on tablet

What is Adobe Fresco?

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One thing that is really great about this software is that it allows you to edit graphics easily in layers if you need to go from one to another. For example, if you are working with a black and white image and want to change to grayscale then you can just change the layer in which you are editing. There are also plenty of different ways to blend the various graphics tools available in the software.

You can import from files and even drag items from your desktop into the program, which makes it easy to save much like an artist would save their work. You can create layers, as mentioned above, and create your own stencils, much like artists do in Photoshop.

There are also a variety of brushes including metallic, gel, brush tip, pencil, charcoal, sponge, and even the classic oval and round brushes. And just like Photoshop, there are a variety of textures available, from metallic and marble effects to pencil effects and marble pencils.

What is Krita?

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The animation function in Krita enables you to animate a selected object, making it look like it is being blown apart or broken into several smaller pieces.

The animation works on all layers and not just a single layer as you would expect. A new layer is added to the top of the selection, an existing layer is moved to the bottom of the selection, the background of the selected object is blurred until it blends into the background, and then a new layer is added to the top of the original one. The effect is an animated gif or movie playing out in the screen.

Another popular feature in Krita is the color management toolbox. This feature enables the user to manage the colors of their chosen layer in the graphic design program. You can change the color of a selection by dragging it to the right or left. After you've made the change, the changed color will be applied to the canvas in the same way as it would be if you had drawn it yourself.


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Adobe Fresco & Krita Features:

  • Simple interface with reasonable learning curve
  • Integrates with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Wide range of tools
  • Work with layers
  • Supports PSD files and PS brushes
  • 2D drawing
  • Drag & drop tools
  • Templates
  • Extensive export / import options
  • Custom brushes

Adobe Fresco and Krita Price:

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FixThePhoto Choice:

Adobe Fresco offers over 200 customizable brushes and extensive color palette options.

With Krita you can create custom brushes and 2D drawings.