Adobe Fresco vs Procreate

By Ann Young 20 days ago, Apps and Software

Use one of Adobe Fresco vs Procreate programs for creating stunning digital pictures.

Adobe Fresco is an excellent digital drawing program designed especially for touch and pen to use on the iPad and other iOS applications.

Procreate is a popular drawing software with ultimate exhaustive collection of professional brushes for all skill levels of painter and artist.

Final Verdict:

Adobe Fresco is a cost-saving and flexible drawing program which is one of the most sought after drawing software for PC. It offers all the drawing features one would expect from a full-fledged drawing program, all at a fraction of the cost.

Adobe Fresco is the winner >

Adobe Fresco Features:

  • Wide range of adjustable brushes
  • Layering system
  • Masking options
  • PNG and JPEG export
  • Cloud storage

What is Adobe Fresco?

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With Adobe Fresco you can blend multiple colors, create layers of light and dark effects, add text, erase, change dimensions, add textures, or more. There is no need to actually touch a canvas when working with the software. Everything is done with the parameters of the program, which means that a realistic look can be achieved while still being easy to use.

Adobe Fresco also has a number of add-ons including an advanced image editing features which include customizable filters, a palette, brushes, and an image viewer. Some of the additional add-ons include ability to share your work and a number of creative tools for applying different effects to your pictures such as cropping, restoring, rotating, flattening, and adding effects.

You can create layers by dragging and dropping shapes over a canvas. Layers can be saved and dragged to another canvas later on. There is also a toolbar which allows to quickly switch between tools and the different layer styles that can be changed with the click of a button.

What is Procreate?

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The award-winning software by Procreate allows to quickly and easily create professional-quality artwork, even if you don't have special drawing tablet or computer. You can import images from digital painting devices directly onto the program so you can edit them or export the image as an EPS or PDF. You can also import text from several text-editing software into the app to further enhance your artwork.

Another drawing feature of Procreate is ability to export drawings to PDF documents. Exporting your drawings are quick and simple, and once you receive your file it can be opened in your iPad with your favorite digital drawing apps.

With an array of sketches available in your file, you can experiment and see what your imagination can drive you towards. Once you've created an original piece of artwork you can save it as a Procreate drawing that you can reference back to at a later date. You can also save the file in any format you wish and print it on any size of iPad or printable canvas.


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Adobe Fresco & Procreate Features:

  • Integration with Adobe's apps
  • Support for stylus
  • Drag-and-drop options
  • Text editing features
  • Full-screen mode
  • Pencil filters
  • Gradients map
  • Time-lapse video creation
  • Detailed color settings
  • Resizing tools

Adobe Fresco and Procreate Price:

STARTING PRICE $9.99/month $9.99/one purchase
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FixThePhoto Choice:

What makes Adobe Fresco stand-out from other apps is ability to play back live brushes, similar to what you see in a live drawing process. This feature allows a designer to edit brush stroke size, color, and more in real time. Adobe flairs up a painting and offers a level of interaction that cannot be replicated in a "real world" setting.