Rebelle 2.0.1 Version Is Out

Thu, 04 May 2017 10:18:16

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It’s been more than one week since the brand new Rebelle 2 was released! How has it been going for you? :) We’ve been busy doing some ‘maintenance work’ on the latest version.

All changes and bug fixes are wrapped in this freshly baked Rebelle 2.0.1 update and include:

  • Iterative save of other file formats, not only .reb
  • Windows 32-bit version released
  • fix for Surface tablets: pressure sensitivity as well as eraser now work
  • fix: check keyboard shortcuts for duplicities after hitting Reset
  • fix: lag when stencil was selected on canvas
  • fix: crash with backspace shortcut on stencils
  • fix: show cursor after saving artwork
  • fix: invalidate pre-blended structure after current layer is moved
  • fix: per monitor dpi awareness
  • fix: unexpected crashed while painting
  • many other minor fixes and changes

If you haven’t downloaded version 2.0.1 yet, go ahead - update is available on our Download page and is free for all Rebelle 2 users. 

Rebelle 1 users can upgrade directly through Rebelle 1 menu: “Help” –> “Upgrade to Rebelle 2” or via our Upgrade page. Existing owners of Rebelle 1 are eligible for more than 50% discount - regular upgrade price is $39.99. Users who purchased Rebelle 1 from March 25th, 2017 to April 25th, 2017 are eligible to upgrade for the price difference between versions, which is $29.99.
Upgrading is optional and the upgrade discount will always be available. You can continue using your Rebelle 1 for as long as you like.

Any feedback you can provide once you use the new Rebelle 2.0.1 version would be greatly appreciated.

Your Escape Motions Team


Image Courtesy: Will von Dehl | http://www.vondehl.com





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Rebelle 2: The Revolution in Digital Art Continues!

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:07:38

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We are very excited and grateful to announce that Rebelle 2 is released today and integrates groundbreaking improvements including stencils, masking tools, PSD support, new brush system and more. The time has come to deliver this new version of the revolutionary paint software from the hands of the developers and beta testers to you, our dear artists, to create breathtaking artworks.

Rebelle 2 brings extraordinary improvements, watercolor and acrylic brushes got an unprecedented realistic look and together with watercolor masking fluid give an exceptional traditional feel to the digital painting. Completely new brush engine allows users to create custom brushes - round, flat, bamboo, various wet splatters, sponges and many others. New stencils and selection tools together with wet paint diffusion open new creative results yet not possible to achieve in digital art. This new super charged version comes with full multi-touch support and layered PSD support. All these convenient features are wrapped in an agreeable and easy to use interface with a tiny learning curve.

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The Key Features of Rebelle 2

• New brush engine - Newly implemented brush engine allows users to create unlimited brush variations. Users are able to create their own custom brushes or enjoy by default implemented shapes - round, flat, bamboo, various splatters, sponges and many others. With option to use GPU acceleration (yet experimental), brushes can have bigger size and faster response.

• Creative Stencils and Masking Fluid -  Stencils in combination with watercolor diffusion opens new possibilities for budding artists. Users can mask out painting areas, wet the paper and let the watercolor simulation create its magic.

• Selection Tools - Create quick masks and define shapes that block off the areas you do not wish to change. Classic freehand, polygonal, elliptical and rectangular selections got a new meaning when used in combination with traditional wet media.

• Layered PSD Support - An implemented layered PSD import & export is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and other applications and enables to transfer works smoothly also into other 3rd party graphic applications.

• Faster Performance - Undo/redo and file management are optimized so the whole painting process including opening and saving big artworks is much more fluent.

• Multi-touch Experience - Rebelle has a complete support for multitouch gestures for Wacom, Microsoft, Apple and alternative tablet and trackpad devices including Astropad application.

• User Interface - Interface is intuitive and easy to use, ideal for beginners or traditional professionals which may find that creative process can be very fluent also in a digital art. Simplicity and every important feature in reach is the first thing you find when using Rebelle. 


“I am absolutely blown away by the update - I feel like this is some great dream I don’t want to wake up from! I’m raising my recommendation from being a tool you "should” buy to a tool you “MUST” buy.“ Junkyard Sam, artist and beta tester


How to Upgrade

Users users can upgrade directly through Rebelle 1 menu: "Help” –> “Upgrade to Rebelle 2” or via our Upgrade page. Today we sent out newsletters as well - check your Inbox (possibly Spam) to find it. 

All existing owners of Rebelle are eligible for more than 50% discount - regular upgrade price is $39.99. Users who purchased Rebelle within last month, from March 25th 2017 upgrade for the price difference between versions, which is $29.99

Upgrading is optional and the upgrade discount will always be available. You can continue using your Rebelle 1 for as long as you like.

System Requirements:

Minimum: Intel i3 or equivalent AMD processor, 4GB RAM, 100MB hard disk space, Open GL graphics card with 1GB RAM, Windows Vista (64-bit or 32-bit*) or Mac OS X 10.9. *32-bit version coming soon.

Recommended: Intel i7 or equivalent AMD processor, 16GB RAM, 100MB hard disk space, Open GL graphics card with 4GB RAM, 64-bit system Windows 7, 8, 10 or Mac OS X 10.10 and newer, Wacom or Surface compatible tablet.

Bugs are always a part of developer’s life. We did our best to polish every little detail in Rebelle 2, but if you experience anything unusual, please send the problem’s description along with your system specification at our support email: support[at]escapemotions.com. We’ll get back to you in a timely manner.

Happy Painting!

We at Escape Motions are very excited to bring you the brand new Rebelle 2 version. We wish you many creative moments with it and hope you will share your beautiful works with us through our Gallery. Let us know how you like Rebelle 2, what is the top feature of this upgrade for you and what features you’d like to see next. After such long development we are very much looking forward to your feedback and hope you’ll enjoy Rebelle 2 and all new possibilities that it brings.

Your Escape Motions Team: Peter, Michal, Lubo, Miro, Tono, Jarko, Veronika and Andrea :)


Image Courtesy: Will von Dehl | http://www.vondehl.com, Kamila Stankiewicz | kamilastankiewicz.com





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Rebelle 2: New Redesigned Brush Engine!

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:05:18

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From our previous blog posts you already know  that upcoming Rebelle 2 will feature many useful additions such as stencils, masking tools, selections, PSD support, faster save & undo functions and more. Today we’d like to introduce other improvements that you can expect in the upcoming version - completely redesigned brush engine.

What you (and we) missed in the first Rebelle version were without a doubt more brush options - shapes, pressure settings, textures, ability to create custom brushes and so on. These possibilities are available in every good painting software and we absolutely understood your desire for more control over the brushes. However because of Rebelle’s sophisticated watercolor simulation this was a huge and quite a complicated task - for this purpose we have been redesigning the whole brush system for the past year and are proud to announce that Rebelle 2 will feature new brush engine that will push your painting process to new creative heights.

Custom brushes

From Rebelle 2 users will be able to create custom brushes via Brush Creator panel where you can choose from various brush shapes and grains. Amazing addition that will help you create unforgettable artworks are many new brush shapes - flat, bamboo, triangle, hexagon, square, star, sponge… you name it! There are many default brush shapes and grains implemented directly to Rebelle but you can easily add your own.

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Many of you asked us to implement pressure support that influences the size of the brush. Drumroll, please - your prayers have been heard! In Brush Creator panel you can set the influence of the pen pressure on brush size and opacity and create nice tapered brush strokes.

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Brush creator enables you to set many different shape and grain settings including spacing, jitter, scatter, angle or scale. You can also set whether the brush should follow the rotation on canvas or not - this is especially handy when working with flat brushes. 

In the first Rebelle version our main focus was to create the most natural watercolors. It is a real challenge to simulate watercolor behaviour in a digital form, because it has many nouances and subtle details which makes it so specific. In the second Rebelle version we made watercolors even more creative, but also focused on other tools, especially acrylics which got an extraordinary realistic look.

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Basic settings for brushes in the Brush panel are coupled with other new improvements - you can name your brushes by double-clicking on the brush name or change the order of brushes as well as duplicate, remove and reset the brush preset to default values. Rebelle 2 also comes with the possibility to import, export and share your own brush presets directly from the user interface.

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What’s more is that now every brush can be used as an eraser. Such brush works as an eraser but a bit differently - it removes the paint from the canvas based on the brush settings just like in the world of traditional art when a clean brush is used for removing abundant mass.

Change Brush Size on Canvas

In this new version it will be possible to change the size of the brush directly on the canvas with quick shortcuts. Use Ctrl or Cmd + left mouse button and drag to the right to increase, to the left to decrease the brush size.

Experimental GPU Engine

In Rebelle 2 we included a setting to switch to -yet- experimental version where brushes run on our new GPU engine. The main reason we are developing such engine is to secure that Rebelle 2 will handle large resolution with larger brushes. It is still in development, but if you have a dedicated graphic card you can set Rebelle to run on GPU from Preferences Panel. This engine is still unstable and may crash unexpectedly, because it is for now only experimental. We would like to release fully featured GPU engine in one of the next Rebelle 2 free updates.

New Possibilities for Water and Dry Tools

The new Rebelle version brings new possibilities for Water and Dry tools - you can create nice splatters and wet effects, since these brushes can have various shapes and textures. 

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Pricing & Availability

Rebelle 2 will be available on our website from April 25th 2017 for the full price $89.99. All existing owners of Rebelle are eligible for more than 50% discount - regular upgrade price will be $39.99. Users who purchased Rebelle within last month, from March 25th 2017 will pay only the price difference between versions, which is $29.99

Upgrading is optional and the upgrade discount will always be available. You can continue using your Rebelle 1 for as long as you like. 

On April 25th, we will send out newsletters with more information on how to upgrade - definitely check your Inbox and Spam folder, so you won’t miss it!

System Requirements:

Minimum: Intel i3 or equivalent AMD processor, 4GB RAM, 100MB hard disk space, graphics card with 1GB RAM, Windows Vista (64-bit or 32-bit) or Mac OS X 10.8.

Recommended: Intel i7 or equivalent AMD processor, 16GB RAM, 100MB hard disk space, graphics card with 4GB RAM, 64-bit system Windows 7, 8, 10 or Mac OS X 10.9 and newer, Wacom or Surface compatible tablet.

With Rebelle 2 the revolution in digital painting continues. We believe it is a huge step forward to a new way of enjoying traditional methods in the world of digital art. We are now preparing even more features for the upcoming 2.x updates, which all will be free for Rebelle 2 users. 

The countdown begins! Are you ready? :)

Your Escape Motions Team


Image Courtesy: Tim Shelbourne | http://www.theartistsquarter.com





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