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Rebelle for Mac

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Rebelle for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    Rebelle 7.1.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Escape Motions / External Link

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Rebelle for Mac is a digital painting software created by Escape Motions. It is designed to mimic traditional painting techniques, making it an excellent tool for artists who want to simulate the look and feel of using real paint and canvas on their computer. Rebelle is available for both Windows and macOS platforms and is used by digital artists, illustrators, and designers worldwide.

Rebelle for macOS
is a one-of-a-kind paint software that lets you create realistic watercolor, acrylic, wet and dry media artwork, using real-world color blending, wet diffusion, and drying.

The unique watercolor simulation was created by artist Peter Blaškovič as one of his experimental drawing projects. The initial vision was to create a paint program with the most natural painting tools. The appis designed for traditional painters and CG artists who want to explore and broaden their artistic repertoire, using the latest ground-breaking digital painting technology.

Key Features

Realistic Brush Simulation: Rebelle's standout feature is its ability to simulate natural brush behavior, including watercolors, acrylics, and more. The brushes react to the canvas texture, wetness, and even tilt, providing an authentic painting experience.

Fluid Dynamics: The software accurately simulates the behavior of water and paint, allowing for realistic blending, dripping, and spreading effects.

Layers and Blending Modes: It supports layers and various blending modes, offering flexibility and control over your artwork.

Customizable Brushes: Artists can create and customize their brushes, adjusting settings like size, opacity, flow, and more to suit their needs.

Canvas Textures: Choose from a variety of canvas textures and customize them to achieve different painting effects.

Color Mixing: Like traditional media, it allows you to mix colors directly on the canvas, creating a more organic and intuitive painting process.

Stencils and Selections: Use stencils and selections for precise control over your artwork.

Reference Images: Import reference images to aid your painting process.

Export and Printing: Easily export your artwork in various formats or print it directly from the software.

Full Features

Realistic Brushes
  • Hyper-realistic painting tools
  • Wet tools: Oils & Acrylics, Express Oils , Watercolors, Gouache & Inks
  • Dry tools: Pencils, Pastels, Markers, Airbrushes
  • Metallic Materials - NEW/PRO
  • Pigment color mixing - PRO
  • NanoPixel technology - PRO
  • More than 250 brush presets - NEW
  • Favorite Brushes
  • State-of-the-art watercolor simulation
  • DropEngine for watercolor drips
  • Wet, dry and blow the wet painting
  • Tilt the canvas to get flow effects
  • Transparent, semi-transparent, and opaque watercolors
  • Watercolor granulation
  • Impasto engine for thick painting
  • Dirty brush for oils & acrylics
  • Multicolor brush for oils
  • Blend, Smudge and Liquify tools
  • Volume presets
  • Powerful Brush Creator - NEW
  • Brush line stabilization
Layers, Tools & Colors
  • Full-color ultra-realistic papers, canvases, and other art surfaces - NEW
  • Background structures - NEW
  • Creative stencils
  • Paths - NEW
  • Masking tools - Clipping Masks, Layer Masks
  • ‘Masking Fluid’ layer
  • Filter Layers - NEW
  • Clone and Fill tools
  • Patterns and Gradients - NEW
  • Gamma correction
  • Canvas and Image resize
  • Transform and Warp tools
  • Fractal image processing PRO
  • Selection tools & Magic wand
  • Layer groups
  • Color management - PRO
  • Color soft proofing - PRO
  • Gamut warning - PRO
  • Color filters and Color range
  • Image color tracing
User Interface

Rebelle's user interface is clean, intuitive, and artist-friendly. It resembles a real-world canvas and palette setup, making it easy for traditional artists to transition to digital painting. The toolbars are logically organized, and the canvas can be customized with various palettes and brush settings. Overall, the interface is well-designed, prioritizing the artistic experience.

Installation and Setup

Installing the program is a straightforward process. You can download the software from the official website or FileHorse and follow the on-screen instructions. The software requires a valid license key for activation, which is provided upon purchase. It is compatible with both Windows (7 and later) and macOS (10.12 and later).

How to Use

Launch the Program: After installation and activation, launch the app.

Create a New Canvas: Click on "File" and select "New" to create a new canvas. Choose your canvas size and settings.

Choose Brushes: Select the brush you want to use from the Brush Library on the left.

Start Painting: Use your mouse or a graphics tablet to start painting on the canvas. Experiment with brush settings, colors, and textures.

Layers and Blending: Utilize layers and blending modes to add depth and complexity to your artwork.

Save and Export: When you're satisfied with your painting, save it or export it in your preferred format.


Can I import custom brushes into Rebelle?
Yes, it allows you to import custom brushes, giving you the flexibility to create and use brushes tailored to your style.

Is Rebelle suitable for professional artists?
Absolutely. Many professional digital artists use the software for its realistic painting simulation and advanced features.

Can I use Rebelle for concept art and illustrations?
Yes, Rebelle is well-suited for concept art and illustrations, offering a wide range of brushes and tools.

Does Rebelle have a trial version?
Yes, you can download a free trial version of the app to test its features before purchasing.

What file formats does Rebelle support for exporting?
It supports various file formats, including PSD, PNG, JPG, BMP, and more.


Corel Painter: Corel Painter is a well-established digital painting software known for its vast brush library and realistic brush simulation.

Adobe Photoshop: While not specifically designed for digital painting, Photoshop offers powerful painting tools and is favored by many artists.

Clip Studio Paint: Clip Studio Paint is popular for its versatile features, including comic and manga creation tools.

Krita: Krita is an open-source digital painting software with a strong community and an extensive set of features.


For private individuals, enterprise and schools, commercial use.

Rebelle 7 - Price €66.99

The award-winning painting software with intuitive interface that lets you create realistic oil, acrylic, watercolor, wet and dry media artworks.    

Rebelle 7 Pro - Price €111.99

State-of-the-art solution for artists seeking the hyper-realistic behavior of various painting mediums supported by the latest technology.

Recommended System Requirements
  • Mac OS 11 and newer, Wacom compatible tablet.
  • Intel i7 (6th gen or newer), equivalent AMD processor, or Apple Silicon (M-series) chip.
  • NVIDIA gtx760 for FullHD, NVIDIA gtx1060 for 4K screen, or equivalent graphics card, a graphics card with 2 GB RAM.
  • 16 GB RAM.
  • 1,5 GB hard disk space.
  • Realistic brush simulation
  • Fluid dynamics for water and paint
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Customizable brushes
  • Wide range of canvas textures
  • Color mixing and blending options
  • Supports layers and blending modes
  • Higher learning curve for beginners

Rebelle is an exceptional digital painting software that successfully bridges the gap between traditional and digital art. Its realistic brush simulation, fluid dynamics, and intuitive interface make it an invaluable tool for artists looking to create authentic digital paintings.

While it may have a steeper learning curve for beginners, the results it can achieve are well worth the effort. With a reasonable price point and a free trial option, Rebelle for macOS is a must-try for any digital artist seeking a more organic and natural painting experience.

Note: Limited functionality in the demo version.

Also Available: Download Rebelle for Windows

  • Rebelle 7.1.0 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

Rebelle 7.1.0
- Upgraded papers and art surfaces, better height map ray-tracing
- Revision of the brushes for better painting. Download 7.1 brushes from this link, drag & drop them into the Rebelle application, and new groups will be created.
- Revised global pressure curves for Express Oils, Watercolors, and dry media
- New UI for editing stencils, paths, and structures on the canvas
- Multiple stencils, paths, and structures can be used on canvas at the same time
- Ability to set "Scale" for patterns in the Fill tool
- "Refresh Content and Libraries" added to 'Help' menu to reload the content from the user folder into panels and libraries (without restarting Rebelle)
- Added "Ctrl+Shift+{" and "Ctrl+Shift+}" default keyboard shortcuts for changing Pressure brush parameter
- Updated languages: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Chinese-traditional, Korean, Greek, Slovene, Ukrainian, and Slovak

- Oiliness slider in the lower values is more pronounced for Oils & Acrylics and Express Oils
- Pressure parameter (from Properties panel, hidden by default) now limits maximum pressure used by various pressure-controlled brush features except brush and dual brush size.
- Pressure parameter is visualized (grey area) inside curve editors that are affected.
- Dual Brush and Background Textures blending modes that remove alpha (for example Multiply) removed less alpha with lower Opacity parameter values (from Properties panel). This has been corrected.
- "Weight Curve" editor has been renamed to "Depth Curve" editor
- Changed UI behavior for Libraries, add item to current panel with one click (Color Set, Stencil, Path libraries, etc.)
- Show/hide multiple stencils, paths, and structures from panels
- Updated UI for Filter layers: When Filter Layer is created, settings open automatically
- Highlighted Filter layer icon when hovering over the layer icon
- Changed tooltip in the side panels to "Unpin/Pin Panel"

- Brush splat rotation is now more precise in "Follow Trajectory" mode
- Fixed: Dual Brush now removes alpha smoothly in "Use for Stroke" mode
- Fixed: Painting with dry tools could remove some flowing paint
- Fixed: Locking the angle in Transform mode is now working
- Structures: If the canvas was tilted, structures were cut incorrectly in Edit mode
- Structures now appear correctly when more layers are used
- Stencils: Names were not set correctly when loading
- Show -> Canvas Bounds now show up correctly while editing Structures, Paths, and Stencils
- Fixed Canvas Resize after reference image transformation was active on canvas
- Fixed crash when switching from Stencils and Fill tool
- Fixed: Reference Image's Edit mode is now canceled correctly after hitting 'Esc'
- Fixed stuck cursor after resizing a brush with 'Ctrl' and hitting 'Alt' to pick color
- Fixed: Icons, links, and tooltips for links now appear correctly in the Reference Image panel
- Fixed: Reset Layout to default now resets Libraries as well
- Fixed: The order of the color swatches in color set was reversed upon restarting Rebelle
- Fixed "Don't need to confirm Pick Color tool with the mouse button" setting for Warmer / Cooler colors shortcuts (Alt+W / Alt+C)
- Fixed resetting of Hue and Saturation value when Lightness is set to 0
- Fixed: Entering values manually via the keyboard in the Filters dialogs did not work
- Fixed: Zoom/move the canvas and rotate is possible with Filter dialog window opened, even though the default keyboard shortcuts for these actions have changed
- Fixed: Docked panel tabbed with other panels now shows correctly after using the shortcut for showing this panel
- Fixed saving of REB file with color sets with unsupported characters (e.g. "&",...)
- Fixed: Color panel now loads .colors file, .txt file and PNG files correctly as a color set
- Fixed: Preview and Navigator panels sometimes stopped being updated
- Fixed crash after changing selection while Fill tool editor is active
- Fixed washed-out colors on wet areas while Fill tool editor is active
- Fixed reset pen pressure of Curve editors when switching to another curve
- Fixed crash when background textures were used with some texture scales
- Fixed: When Color Management is enabled, imported image without color profile behave according to Preferences "Paste/import images without profile"
- Fixed artifacts on images with hidden canvas saved through NanoPixel export

Rebelle 7.0.7
- multiple crashes with NanoPixel (OpenGL crash)
- light color artifacts when painting with Pigments on Apple M chips
- shortcuts after 4-finger swipe with trackpad on MacOS
- Structures are now rendered correctly with colored papers and 'White Simple' paper
- user interface for Rulers after undo
- overlay icons for actions; show/hide water, pause simulation doesn't appear after activating NanoPixel
-: The order of paper colors was reversed each time Rebelle was started
- "Order by Lightness / Hue" when the color set is changed
- sensitivity of "Adjust color with keyboard shortcut" for Warmer Color / Cooler Color shortcuts
- For watercolors, the Nanopixel detail texture in max. zoom (2000x) has better blending with the paper texture
- The state and position of Library panels are remembered when Rebelle is closed

- The 'Opacity' slider can be adjusted for Filter layers
- Added possibility to resize pinned Library panels (except library panels in Brush Creator)
- Added possibility to dock Library panels left and right (except library panels in Brush Creator)
- Added a new info window for 'Favorite' brushes when adding brush set to the 'Brush Set Library' informing about the number of groups and brush presets
- When zooming in with Nanopixel (zoom cca 300x - 500x), the paper texture is better blended with the NanoPixel detail texture, lowering the posterization effect

Rebelle 7.0.6
- Fixed crash - adding a Structure right after creating a new artwork
- Fixed crash - opening a reb file with Path
- Fixed crash - selecting a Path after opening a reb file with Path
- Transform Selection didn't apply aspect ratio
- Reset Transform (Stencils, Paths, Structures, Ref. Images) works properly also when the object is flipped
- The stencil's lock state wasn't updated properly after the edit
- Loading a reb file with Structure, Stencil or Path caused various issues
- The layer group expanded/collapsed state is stored in .reb file
- Guide lines were multiplied when .reb file was saved and loaded
- NanoPixel issue with white edges when using oils may be fixed
- NanoPixel On/Off thin and thick paint is similar (it is not 100% the same, the code is different)
- Imported user-made .png as background paper is inverted: paint on white areas now
- Curve editors now show pressure levels influenced by the Pressure Sensitivity setting
- The curve in Pressure Sensitivity looks better and more realistically represents the pen pressure
- Fixed collapse/uncollapse of the docked panels, also when multiple panels tab-stacked
- The size of the undocked panel should be correct
- Choosing the "Standalone license" in the installer on Windows clears the "Floating license" setting if it was chosen in the previous installation
- When locking transparency for the active layer and after that performing Transform/Warp/Deform/Perspective, the transparency mask is now properly updated

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