What you need to know

  • Fresco is Adobe's first painting and drawing app optimized for Surface Pro X.
  • Fresco recreates a natural feel by mimicking real tools and materials.
  • It's expected to launch on Surface Pro X "very soon," with more Creative Cloud apps on the way.

Adobe's Fresco creative app, previously only available for the iPad, is coming to Surface Pro X. The power of Fresco was shown off by an Adobe illustrator who, on stage at the October 2 Surface Event, quickly sketched a woman's portrait using the Surface Slim Pen in tandem with the new ARM-powered Pro. Quite impressive.

Fresco was designed by Adobe to be powerful enough for professionals who crave natural-feeling tools and materials and deep features, yet easy enough for just about anyone to pick up and sketch. Not only that, it also relies on Adobe's Sensei AI that recreates oil and watercolor in a natural way. This should mix well with the Pro X's ultimate portability, allowing anyone to whip out their laptop and start drawing at a professional level.

There's no definitive release date for Fresco yet, and we'll have to go with "very soon" until we hear more.

Windows 10 on ARM


Microsoft Surface Pro X

The lightest and thinnest Pro available

Available in a few different configurations, the thinnest and lightest Surface Pro to date is now available for preorder. Itis expected to be released November 5, 2019.

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