How to Add a Photo in Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco is a powerful digital art app that allows you to create amazing images on your iPad. One of the great features of Fresco is its ability to import photos. This is useful for adding reference images, creating collages, or adding background images to your artwork.

Adding a Photo from Your Photos App

The easiest way to add a photo to Fresco is to import it from your Photos app. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Fresco app on your iPad.
  2. Create a new document or open an existing one.
  3. Tap the “+” icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Select “Image” from the menu that appears.
  5. In the “Import Image” window that appears, select the photo you want to import.
  6. Tap the “Import” button.

The photo will be added to your document as a new layer. You can then resize, rotate, and position the photo however you like.

Adding a Photo from Your Creative Cloud Files

If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, you can also add photos from your Creative Cloud files to Fresco. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Fresco app on your iPad.
  2. Create a new document or open an existing one.
  3. Tap the “+” icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Select “Cloud” from the menu that appears.
  5. In the “Search Adobe Stock” window that appears, type in the name of the photo you want to import.
  6. Tap the photo you want to import.
  7. Tap the “Import” button.

Adding a Photo from Your Camera

You can also add a photo to Fresco by taking a picture with your iPad’s camera. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Fresco app on your iPad.
  2. Create a new document or open an existing one.
  3. Tap the “+” icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Select “Camera” from the menu that appears.
  5. Take a picture of the object you want to import.
  6. Tap the “Import” button.

Resizing and Rotating a Photo

Once you’ve added a photo to Fresco, you can resize and rotate it however you like. To resize a photo, tap on it and then drag the corner handles. To rotate a photo, tap and hold on it and then drag it around the screen.

Adding a Layer Mask to a Photo

You can use a layer mask to hide part of a photo. To add a layer mask to a photo, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the photo to select it.
  2. Tap the “Layer Actions” icon in the toolbar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select “Add Layer Mask” from the menu that appears.
  4. Use the eraser tool to erase the parts of the photo that you want to hide.

Using a Reference Photo

You can use a photo as a reference for your artwork. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Add the photo to your document.
  2. Set the photo layer to “Reference.”
  3. Sketch over the photo with the brushes of your choice.

Conclusion

Adding photos to Adobe Fresco is a great way to enhance your artwork. With the ability to import photos from your Photos app, Creative Cloud files, or your camera, you can easily add reference images, create collages, or add background images to your artwork. You can also use layer masks to hide part of a photo or use a photo as a reference for your artwork.

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