The upcoming app for painting and painting Adobe's iPad will be called Adobe Fresco, the company said on its blog today. Formerly called Project Gemini, the app will arrive later this year.
Called the Italian renaissance painting technique with water-based pigments for wet plasters, Adobe Fresco's main trading point is its vibrant brushes that mimic the way it would mix and mix in real life. Adobe's chief product manager, Scott Belsky, writes that Live Brushes use Adobe Sensei, the company's AI platform, to reproduce how oil and watercolors bloom and react with each other.
The app also allows artists to draw vector and raster brushes, combining the features of Adobe Illustrator Draw and Photoshop Sketch iPad applications. It will support Photoshop files in Creative Cloud and will export to PDF editing format in Illustrator. The UI and toolbar layout is similar to the forthcoming Adobe Photoshop for iPad application, which also arrives this year. You will be able to import Photoshop brushes so you can draw and paint with the brushes you are used to.
If you want to try Fresco before the official release, you can apply for pre-testing here.