Is this the best new painting app for iPhone?

Adobe Fresco for iPhone
(Image credit: Jinjin Sun)

Just a year after unveiling Fresco, its dedicated painting and drawing app for iPad, Adobe has announced that the app is now available on iPhone. Despite sporting the same UI and brushes, the app has been reconfigured for the smaller screen of an iPhone, perfect for when creativity strikes on the go. 

Adobe Fresco is available to buy as a standalone app, as well as part of the full Creative Cloud suite. The one device most people are almost never without, it's seems like a smart move from Adobe to bring this popular painting and drawing tool to the smartphone. Whether it will top our list of the best iPad Pro apps, only time will tell, but demos from the product team at Adobe Max 2020 this evening looked very promising. 

Adobe Fresco for iPhone

The new Smudge brushes in Adobe Fresco are a welcome additions (Image credit: Adobe)

And that's not all. As well as the app coming to iPhone, Adobe Fresco has also been updated with some impressive new features, including Smudge brushes. A welcome addition for many creatives, the Smudge brushes can be used to soften strokes, blend edges, and blur the line work of any pixel or Photoshop brush. 

In order to enhance that authentic drawing feel, the Adobe Fresco team has also added the ability to alter how a stylus responds to changes in pressure. So whether it's a light or heavy touch that you're after, Adobe Fresco can now accommodate it.

For more information on Adobe Fresco for iPhone and the app's new features, head over to the Adobe blog. Want to download Fresco? Follow the relevant links below:

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Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals.