Copy and Paste Basics in Adobe Fresco

Copy and paste is a fundamental feature in digital art software, enabling artists to streamline their workflow and quickly reuse elements within their artwork. Adobe Fresco, a powerful digital painting app, provides intuitive copy and paste options that facilitate efficient creation.

Selecting Content for Copying

Before copying, you must first select the content you want to copy. In Adobe Fresco, you can select multiple elements using various methods:

  • Freehand Selection: Simply tap and drag your finger or stylus to create a freehand selection around the desired elements.
  • Rectangular Selection: Tap and hold, then drag two fingers to create a rectangular selection around the elements.
  • Lasso Selection: Tap the “Lasso” tool in the toolbar and then trace the outline of the elements you want to select.

Initiating the Copy Action

Once you’ve selected the content, you can initiate the copy action to create a temporary copy of it on the clipboard. To copy, follow these steps:

  • Long-press: Long-press on the selected content.
  • Copy: A context menu will appear. Tap on the “Copy” option.

Pasting the Copied Content

After copying an element, you can paste it to a new location on the canvas. To paste, follow these steps:

  • Paste: Go to the location where you want to paste the copied content.
  • Long-press: Long-press on the canvas.
  • Paste: A context menu will appear. Tap on the “Paste” option.

Paste Options: Tailoring the Paste Operation

Adobe Fresco offers various paste options that allow you to control how the copied content is pasted onto the canvas:

  • Paste as New Layer: Creates a new layer for the pasted content, preserving the original layers.
  • Paste in Place: Pastes the content over the selected layer or at the current cursor position, replacing the existing content.
  • Paste Linked: Creates a link to the original content, allowing changes to the source element to be reflected in the pasted copy.

Conclusion: Mastering Copy and Paste for Efficiency

Copy and paste is an essential tool for Adobe Fresco artists, enabling them to quickly replicate elements, streamline their workflow, and enhance their creative process. By mastering the techniques for copying, pasting, and adjusting paste options, artists can work more efficiently and achieve their artistic goals with greater precision and ease. Embrace the power of copy and paste and let your creativity flow freely within the boundless digital canvas of Adobe Fresco!