Frame it! Paint in Fresco, then add text and enhance your creation in Photoshop on the iPad
Do you like to paint? Do you take photos? Try your hand at using Fresco and Photoshop on the iPad to make a creative photo frame and post it directly to social media. See how seamless the transition is going from one app to the other when using cloud documents. Lets get started!
1) Create a new file in Fresco
Open Fresco and tap create new to open a new file
Create new Fresco file
Tap on Custom size and set the dimensions you choose. Select a transparent background. If you see the word "white", tap on it and select transparent. Then, tap Create document.
2) Make a frame
Pinch two fingers together on the screen a bit to shrink the canvas view to see the entire canvas on the screen
Long press on the selection tool to see the options, and then tap on the rectangular marquee to select it
Tap where you want the top left of the photo to show through and drag down to the bottom right to create a selection of the area for the photo. Then, In the selection toolbar at the bottom of the screen, choose more, invert selection to change the selection to the frame area
3) Paint the frame
Now you are ready to paint on the frame. Select the live brush tool and experiment with live watercolor painting. Long press the live brush icon to open the flyout menu. Tap on Watercolor.
Now, let's choose the Watercolor roud detail brush. Tap on the brush icon again to hide the flyout menu.
You can change brush settings to suit your needs. Try different brush sizes, flow, and water content to see what you like. Tap on the color circle to choose a color. Choose the pure hues on the outside circle and then the tint or tone (the color mixed with white or black) if you prefer a more muted color. Now, start painting!
Once you are comfortable with Fresco, you may choose to paint on multiple layers and use layer masks to hide strokes instead of a selection. You can learn more about such features here: Layers, Layer masks.