The Touch Shortcut in Adobe Fresco

Adobe Fresco offers a versatile touch shortcut system that provides quick access to common actions and tools within the app. This feature enables users to streamline their workflow and enhance their creative process while working on their digital artworks.

Locating the Touch Shortcut

The touch shortcut is represented by a small circle located in the lower left corner of the Fresco interface.

Primary Touch Shortcuts

Tapping the touch shortcut will reveal a set of primary touch shortcuts, each represented by a corresponding icon. These shortcuts provide direct access to essential tools and actions, such as:

  • Eraser: Convert the current tool to an eraser for temporary erasing.
  • Brush: Change the current tool to a brush.
  • Select: Activate the selection tool for selecting and moving elements on the canvas.
  • Magic Wand: Select similar colors on the canvas with the Magic Wand tool.
  • Ruler: Access the Ruler tool for measuring and creating straight lines.

Secondary Touch Shortcuts

Holding and dragging the touch shortcut outwards reveals a larger concentric circle, which houses additional secondary touch shortcuts. These shortcuts provide more specific actions and functions, such as:

  • Trim Strokes: Refine the ends of vector drawings by trimming unnecessary strokes.
  • Lock Vectors: Prevent vector layers from being accidentally modified while editing.
  • Transform Vectors: Adjust the size, position, and rotation of vector layers.
  • Trim Blending Brushstrokes: Eliminate unwanted blending between brushstrokes.
  • Snap to Grid: Constrain brushstrokes to a grid for precise placement and alignment.

Benefits of Touch Shortcuts

Touch shortcuts offer several advantages to Fresco users:

  • Increased Efficiency: Rapidly access common tools and actions without navigating through menus.
  • Smoother Workflow: Streamline creative processes and enhance productivity.
  • Enhanced Control: Precisely manipulate tools and actions without relying on traditional mouse or trackpad input.
  • Intuitive Design: Easy-to-learn and memorize touch gestures for intuitive navigation.

By mastering the touch shortcut system, Fresco users can significantly improve their workflow, enhance their creative freedom, and produce more polished digital artworks.