Create a Storybook Illustration: An Introduction to Adobe Fresco

classes - digital software Jul 10, 2019

I'm so excited to dive into one of Adobe's latest releases: Fresco. Adobe Fresco is an app for the iPad featuring a seamless interface that utilizes both vector- and pixel-based projects in the same workspace. That's right! BOTH fully scalable and our regular well-known pixel workspace on the same canvas.

This class begins by introducing you to the user-friendly program, offering a quick tour of the user interface, along with demonstrating gestures that will make your workflow a seamless one.



Throughout the class, you'll learn the program without even realizing it, as I'll be guiding you through creating a darling storybook illustration that could be plucked right out of a children's book or fairy tale! You'll learn how to utilize layers while illustrating for ease when applying textures and additional color, make creative choices to enhance the character and the best export options for your piece.



This beginner class will introduce you to the first part of illustrating on the app: all the pixel fun! I'm so excited to jump into this new software with you! Let's get started.



  • Tools and software
  • File types
  • Importing and exporting
  • How to organize within the software
  • Canvas sizes and PPI
  • Color Interface
  • Exploring and importing brushes
  • Working in layers
  • Selection modes
  • Overlays
  • Locking transparencies
  • Gestures and controls (quick tips and tricks)
  • Creating gritty textures






A Couple Student Projects:

By Risa Sato

By Sofia Parker