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Nov 06, 2019

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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!

final framefinal frame

 




1) Create a new file in Fresco

 

  • Open Fresco and tap create new to open a new file

Create new Fresco fileCreate 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

selection tools with arrow2.jpg

 

 

 

  • 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

first selection-select more2.jpg     invert.jpg

 

 

3) Paint the frame

  • Now you are ready to paint on the frame. Select the live brush tool and experiment with live water color painting. Long press the live brush icon to open the flyout menu. Tap on Watercolor.

select live brush-watercolor.jpg

 

 

  • Now, let's choose the Watercolor roud detail brush. Tap on the brush icon again to hide the flyout menu.

watercolor brush selection with arrow.jpg

 

  • 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!

 

 flow:opacity.PNG    brush size.PNG         water flow.PNG   color wheel2.PNG

 

Tips:

  • 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.
  • You can learn more about live brushes here: Live brushes

 

Want to learn more about Fresco? Check out these helpful links:



  • Here are two samples of what you can create

watercolor beach framewatercolor beach frame    Watercolor two tone frameWatercolor two tone frame

 

 

4) Save the frame file and open it in Photoshop on the iPad

  • Tap the home icon in the top left corner of the screen to save your creation as a cloud document that Photoshop on the iPad can open.

PF watercolor beach frame-FrescoPF watercolor beach frame-Fresco



  • Open Photoshop on on the iPad and tap on Cloud documents on the left menu

Cloud docs.jpg

 

 

  • Select your frame document file to open it

 

 

5) Add a border

  • Tap + on the menu on the right side to create a new layer
  • You can hide the layer view anytime by tapping on the layer icon on the taskbar on the right
  • For more information on the workspace, see Get to know the workspace
  • For more information on layers, see Managing layers  
  • Long press on the selection tool to see the options, and then tap on the rectangular marquee to select it

rocket select rect marquee.jpg

 

 

  • Tap in the top left of the frame and drag down to the bottom right to create a selection of the area for the photo like we did above.

outside selection.PNG

 

  • Tap on the subtract from icon in the selection toolbar

selection.jpg

 

 

  • Now, tap and drag a rectangle slightly inside the selection you just made. This will create a border area on the outside of your frame.

double select.PNG



  • Tap the color circle and choose a color for your border

color select.PNG



  • Tap the fill bucket tool and tap inside the border selection to fill it with color (you can create another border on the inside using the same steps if you desire)

fill bucket.jpg



  • Tap deselect from the bottom bar

 

 

6) Add text

  • Tap on the text tool

text tool.jpg



  • Now tap on the frame where you want to add text. Text options and a keyboard will appear
  • Type in your text and select the options you prefer

add text.PNG



  • Select Done when you complete your selections. It will look something like this. If you need to move the text tap on the triangle just below the home icon and then touch and move the text

final with text.PNG

 

7) Add your photo

  • Tap the photo icon on the toolbar on the left side of the canvas and select the location of your photo.

  • Choose your photo
  • For more information about placing photos, see: import your photo
  • You can also edit your photo if you need to.

 

The completed projectThe completed project



You can also find this post is also on the Fresco forum:

Fresco: Design a creative photo frame on your iPad

 

Want to learn more about Photoshop on the iPad? Check out these helpful links:

 

Share your creation with the Adobe Community and on Social!

  • Share your frame as a reply to this post! 
  • Tap the share icon in the app and select Publish to send your creation to social media or save it on your device
  • Share it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #MakeIt #FrameIt #PhotoshopontheiPad for a chance to be featured on Adobe's page

 

 

Are you attending Adobe Max? Download our colorful Adobe Max frame below,  add your picture, and post on social media with #AdobeMax

 

ADOBE-MAX-frame.png

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Design a creative photo frame on your iPad

Adobe Employee ,
Nov 06, 2019

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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!

final framefinal frame

 




1) Create a new file in Fresco

 

  • Open Fresco and tap create new to open a new file

Create new Fresco fileCreate 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

selection tools with arrow2.jpg

 

 

 

  • 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

first selection-select more2.jpg     invert.jpg

 

 

3) Paint the frame

  • Now you are ready to paint on the frame. Select the live brush tool and experiment with live water color painting. Long press the live brush icon to open the flyout menu. Tap on Watercolor.

select live brush-watercolor.jpg

 

 

  • Now, let's choose the Watercolor roud detail brush. Tap on the brush icon again to hide the flyout menu.

watercolor brush selection with arrow.jpg

 

  • 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!

 

 flow:opacity.PNG    brush size.PNG         water flow.PNG   color wheel2.PNG

 

Tips:

  • 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.
  • You can learn more about live brushes here: Live brushes

 

Want to learn more about Fresco? Check out these helpful links:



  • Here are two samples of what you can create

watercolor beach framewatercolor beach frame    Watercolor two tone frameWatercolor two tone frame

 

 

4) Save the frame file and open it in Photoshop on the iPad

  • Tap the home icon in the top left corner of the screen to save your creation as a cloud document that Photoshop on the iPad can open.

PF watercolor beach frame-FrescoPF watercolor beach frame-Fresco



  • Open Photoshop on on the iPad and tap on Cloud documents on the left menu

Cloud docs.jpg

 

 

  • Select your frame document file to open it

 

 

5) Add a border

  • Tap + on the menu on the right side to create a new layer
  • You can hide the layer view anytime by tapping on the layer icon on the taskbar on the right
  • For more information on the workspace, see Get to know the workspace
  • For more information on layers, see Managing layers  
  • Long press on the selection tool to see the options, and then tap on the rectangular marquee to select it

rocket select rect marquee.jpg

 

 

  • Tap in the top left of the frame and drag down to the bottom right to create a selection of the area for the photo like we did above.

outside selection.PNG

 

  • Tap on the subtract from icon in the selection toolbar

selection.jpg

 

 

  • Now, tap and drag a rectangle slightly inside the selection you just made. This will create a border area on the outside of your frame.

double select.PNG



  • Tap the color circle and choose a color for your border

color select.PNG



  • Tap the fill bucket tool and tap inside the border selection to fill it with color (you can create another border on the inside using the same steps if you desire)

fill bucket.jpg



  • Tap deselect from the bottom bar

 

 

6) Add text

  • Tap on the text tool

text tool.jpg



  • Now tap on the frame where you want to add text. Text options and a keyboard will appear
  • Type in your text and select the options you prefer

add text.PNG



  • Select Done when you complete your selections. It will look something like this. If you need to move the text tap on the triangle just below the home icon and then touch and move the text

final with text.PNG

 

7) Add your photo

  • Tap the photo icon on the toolbar on the left side of the canvas and select the location of your photo.

  • Choose your photo
  • For more information about placing photos, see: import your photo
  • You can also edit your photo if you need to.

 

The completed projectThe completed project



You can also find this post is also on the Fresco forum:

Fresco: Design a creative photo frame on your iPad

 

Want to learn more about Photoshop on the iPad? Check out these helpful links:

 

Share your creation with the Adobe Community and on Social!

  • Share your frame as a reply to this post! 
  • Tap the share icon in the app and select Publish to send your creation to social media or save it on your device
  • Share it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #MakeIt #FrameIt #PhotoshopontheiPad for a chance to be featured on Adobe's page

 

 

Are you attending Adobe Max? Download our colorful Adobe Max frame below,  add your picture, and post on social media with #AdobeMax

 

ADOBE-MAX-frame.png

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