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[Performance] Fresco on iPad - Apple pencil throws out random dots and lines

Community Beginner ,
Nov 20, 2022 Nov 20, 2022

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I have a problem in Fresco where my Apple pencil will sporadically throw out LOTS of random dots, random straight lines or extra curves in my lines. I have to stop and "undo" all the extra unwanted material. Sometimes this happens so much that it makes it hard to actually work, and I have a challenge controlling my lines with the extra little curves when that is happening.

 

I don't have this issue in Procreate, so it seems to be unique to Fresco.

 

Things I have tried:

  • Replacing my Apple pencil tip (worked to some degree one time when that really was the problem)
  • Restarting Fresco or my iPad (sometimes seems to help reduce the extra info for awhile!)

 

I am using a Paperlike screen protector if that's relevant (but no pencil tip covers).

 

This is my #1 complaint about Fresco. Otherwise, I love this app and primarily use the vector brushes for my illustration work. (I do also have this problem when I am sketching with the regular brushes too.)

 

Anybody else struggled with this? Any suggestions or fixes?


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Nov 20, 2022 Nov 20, 2022

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Did you try without the paperlike screen protector?

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2023 Feb 12, 2023

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I haven't tried this yet. I don't have any similar issues working in Procreate (at all!) however, so it seems like the issue is somehow with Fresco ... the challenge is also that the random dots come unexpectedly. I can have many work sessions without them, so it's a little hard to test it easily.

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Feb 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023

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I've seen some people complain about a similar issue with Procreate, turned out it was tied to their Paperlike

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Nov 21, 2022 Nov 21, 2022

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Have you tried setting up the stylus settings with in Fresco itself? Perhaps the Apple pencil is set to be too sensitive and so in Fresco it is reading really sensitively, if that makes sens. Go to the Settings>App Setting and there you can try to adjust the stylus and see if that helps at all.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2023 Feb 12, 2023

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Thank you, I will experiment with that. As I told the other commenter, the problem is very random and unpredictable so not immediately easy to test! I suppose I was hoping someone else on here would have had a similar problem and recognize what I'm desribing. Next time it happens I'm going to snag a screenshot so I can share that too. It's VERY random. Dots and sometimes straight lines get thrown ALL over the document.

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Feb 12, 2023 Feb 12, 2023

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Are you resting your hand on the screen as well? Maybe you need one of those gloves?

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Feb 14, 2023 Feb 14, 2023

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I have the same problem with my iPad. I'm wearing gloves, but it doesn't help. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

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I do rest my hand on the screen but I have the settings set so that only the apple pencil should draw so that shouldn't really be an issue. And again, no problems in Procreate (or in Illustrator either!).

 

Zsolt -- you have this issue too!?!?! Is it just with Fresco? Just hearing that someone else has it feels like a start toward finding a solution. How do you address it? I generally just undo until the dots go away then restart my iPad and keep drawing. Restarting the iPad does seem to help somewhat, but since the dots are so random it's hard to know what's really helping.

 

I did manage to illustrate an entire book using Fresco, so clearly I'm making it work. But I also had to embrace imperfection in my line quality. I could never truly trust my line to track my Apple pencil perfectly -- even when there weren't random dots, there'd be weird squiggles thrown in that didn't relate to my hand motion at all. These somewhat go away with stabilizing but I have to turn it really high and then ... my drawing doesn't really look like what I want it to either!

 

Why do I keep using Fresco, you might ask? Especially when Procreate is so much more reliable? I do really love being able to do vector drawings that look like normal drawings. That's mainly what I do. And I love the seamless integration to Illustrator. So I stick with it, but I would LOVE to find a way to fix these glitches. That would make it incredibly amazing.

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Feb 15, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

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I am sorry I have no solution for this problem yet, sometimes I restart the Fresco. I have Procreate too, but I better like the Fresco also, I dont know why, maybe it is closer to the natural drawing. I tried Procreate, maybe it has less issues, but the Frasco has better brushes, as pencil, watercolour brushes and of course the vector brushes are amazing as well. 

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