Can I Open Photoshop Files in Fresco?

Adobe Fresco and Photoshop are both powerful digital art tools from Adobe, but they serve different purposes. Fresco is specifically designed for creating natural-looking artwork with its Live Brushes, while Photoshop is a more general-purpose image editing and manipulation software.

When it comes to opening Photoshop files in Fresco, the answer is yes, you can! Fresco supports importing PSD files, which is the native file format for Photoshop. This means you can open existing Photoshop projects in Fresco and continue working on them, or you can import individual PSD layers to use them as reference or inspiration for new artwork.

Importing PSD files into Fresco is a straightforward process. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Fresco and tap on the “Home” icon.
  2. On the Home screen, tap on “Import and open,” and then select “Photoshop file (.psd).”
  3. Select the PSD file you want to import.
  4. The PSD file will be imported into Fresco and displayed on the canvas.

Once a PSD file is imported into Fresco, you can work on it as you would any other Fresco artwork. You can add new layers, paint over existing layers, and use Fresco’s Live Brushes to create natural-looking effects. You can also export the edited PSD file back to Photoshop for further editing or manipulation.

Here are some things to keep in mind when opening Photoshop files in Fresco:

  • Fresco will import all layers from a PSD file, but it may merge some layers together if they are incompatible with Fresco’s file format.
  • Fresco will not preserve all of the effects and filters applied in Photoshop. For example, some effects may be lost or simplified when the file is imported into Fresco.

Overall, Fresco is a great way to work with Photoshop files if you need to make minor edits or add new elements to an existing Photoshop project. However, if you need to make significant changes to a PSD file or perform complex image editing tasks, it is best to use Photoshop directly.