Introducing Rebelle 7: The Latest and Greatest in Digital Painting

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We are thrilled to release Rebelle 7 - the crème de la crème of digital painting software. This release is not just an update; it's a transformative experience designed to elevate your artistic journey. Rebelle is gearing up for unprecedented power, and we're eagerly anticipating your experience with the upcoming version!

Rebelle 7 comes in two editions - Rebelle 7 standard full of great new features and Rebelle 7 Pro which in addition offers the extra experience of Metallic Material Layers. Of course, the Pro edition also includes the already-known Pigments, NanoPixel, Fractal Image Processing, Color Management, and Photoshop plug-in. Let's dive into the groundbreaking features that make Rebelle 7 a true artistic powerhouse.

Rebelle 7 New Key Features

  • Metallic Materials - Paint stunningly realistic metallic strokes and structures. Metallic paints will work with the Oils & Acrylics tool and can be enabled per layer. A new palette with specific metallic colors is available in the Color panel. Moreover, a specific set of brushes for painting with gold, silver, emerald, and other colorful materials comes in the Brushes panel. This feature is available in Rebelle 7 Pro.

  • Improved Paper and Art Surfaces - Rebelle 7 brushes interact naturally with the paper surface because instead of scratching on lighter paper parts, Rebelle analyses the paper surface and uses its actual bumps and heights. What's more, all papers can now be colorized, giving you creative freedom.

  • Authentic Brushes - Dive into a more dynamic painting experience with improved brush tools. We prepared new types of grunge and scumbling brushes providing an even more versatile creative workflow. Enjoy redesigned dry tools that even more realistically mimic traditional mediums like pencils, charcoals, or pastels.

Astronaut by Martin Hanschild

  • Upgraded Brush Creator - The Brush Creator in Rebelle 7 takes the customization to a whole new level. With an array of new additions like background textures or dual brush, you have the power to tweak your presets to perfection. Craft your unique artistic tools and watch your creative visions come to life on the digital canvas.

  • Filter Layers - Whether you need to tweak brightness, adjust contrast, fine-tune color balance, or make other enhancements, do it all non-destructively, without impacting the original layer using the new Filter Layers.

  • Ruler Tool - Rulers have been remastered offering the new Ellipse Tool that adds a level of accuracy to circular shapes, ensuring artists can effortlessly create perfect circles or ellipses with ease. The introduction of Parallel Lines provides a powerful aid for drawing lines or ellipses faster.

  • Paths - Rebelle 7 allows you to import SVG files and use paths to create perfect outlines of designs, logos, or illustrations to incorporate into your digital paintings.

"New RGBL sliders are amazing. It's like a built-in personalized color palette for any type of painting. Paths are a secret weapon with the ability to set them up outside the canvas and be able to bring them back in with ease to get some clean lines." ~ Ivan Seelnon, Illustrator

  • Structures - Add more in-depth patterns under your wet or dry paintings and interactively experiment with multiple diverse structures. Default structures are at your disposal from a new separate panel where you can import your custom structures at any time.

  • Fill with Gradients and Patterns - The improved Fill tool now enables you to fill your layer or selection with colorful gradients and engaging patterns. You can seamlessly create color gradients, adjusting their starting points on a layer or selection. The possibilities are endless, and your creativity knows no bounds!

  • Improved Oils & Acrylics - For Rebelle 7, we have redesigned and edited most of the wet and dry media brushes and prepared new types of oil grunge and scumbling presets providing an even more versatile creative workflow. Additionally, we've fine-tuned the oils' smudging capabilities, particularly at lower opacity values to be more creamy. Compared to Rebelle 6 brushes, the brushes don't need to be as flat and can have more mass, especially when stamping.

"The new Art Surfaces and Structures are outstanding in emulating traditional painting and are a joy to use, especially for landscape painting." ~ Carles Carbonell Bernado, Illustrator

  • Improved Pencils, Charcoals and Pastels - In Rebelle 7 you will be able to enjoy new redesigned dry tools especially pencils, charcoals, and pastels that even more realistically mimic traditional mediums.

  • Resource Management through Libraries - Your creative projects just got a whole lot more organized. The Library in Rebelle 7 is a place where you select only what you need for your current masterpiece. The items moved from Library to the panel, such as color sets, stencils, paths or reference images will be saved into your REB file.

"I adore the new Rebelle 7! It is incredibly user-friendly and packed with mind-blowing features that bring my paintings to life in the most realistic way imaginable. The new Metallic brushes are an absolute game-changer, unlocking endless creative possibilities for you to explore!" ~ Karen Bonaker, Digital Painting Educator

  • Redesigned Color Panel - Rebelle's color panel has a new design to give you a more intuitive and organized palette. The color wheel, color sliders, color history, and color sets are now available from a single Color panel, allowing you to effortlessly show or hide these parts with a simple click. This saves space in the user interface and brings all options for color settings under one roof.

  • Feather Tool for Selection - Rebelle 7 will give you the power to create smoother transitions between objects with the new Feather... option for selections. This will enable you to soften the sharp edges of a selection by building a transition between the selection and surrounding pixels.

  • Deform and Perspective - The new version introduces new transformative capabilities with the Deform and Perspective tools. You can now manipulate objects within artwork and have the freedom to distort or reshape. The Perspective tool adds depth and realism, allowing you to alter the viewpoint of selected elements within the canvas.

  • Native Apple M Chip Compatibility - The software is fully optimized for Intel, AMD, and ARM64 architecture for Apple macOS M1, M2, and M3 chips running as a Universal app. Rebelle has been optimized to ensure a responsive and efficient painting environment.

Stardust by Kamila Stankiewicz

How to Upgrade

To upgrade, log in to your Community account and add Rebelle 7 or Rebelle 7 Pro upgrade to the cart. You can upgrade also directly from the Rebelle 6 menu: Help > Upgrade to Rebelle 7.

The regular price for Rebelle 7 is $89.99 and for Rebelle 7 Pro is $149.99. All existing owners of Rebelle 6 are eligible for a 50% discount. The regular upgrade price is $44.99 for the standard and $74.99 for the Pro edition.

Moreover, all Rebelle 7 users are eligible to upgrade to Rebelle 7 Pro for the price difference at any time.

Users who purchased Rebelle 6 standard (MSRP $89.99) or Rebelle 6 Pro (MSRP $149.99) from November 1st, 2023 until the release of Rebelle 7 are eligible for a free upgrade to the same edition. Log in to your Community account and go to the 'Purchases' tab - Rebelle 7 is impatiently waiting for you. :)

Upgrading is optional, you can continue using your actual version for as long as you like.

Rebelle Papers

With the Rebelle 7 release and the holiday season approaching, we have another special surprise for you - enjoy discounts on everything in our shop up to 50% OFF. Shop Rebelle papers with the biggest discount ever to make your painting experience even more enjoyable (offer expires December 31st, 2023):


Spread the word and get FREE paper sets worth $25

Spread the word about Rebelle 7 and help others experience the award-winning software for a special price!*

Share the news on your social media or forward it to your friends, colleagues, and anyone interested in digital painting and post the proof (a link or a screenshot) of your online mention to THIS FORUM THREAD.

As a reward, you will receive freebies worth $25:

- a FREE "Kenaf" paper set (value $9.99)
- a FREE "Exotic Smooth" full-color paper set (value $14.99)

*Offer available only until January 31st, 2024.

Your Feedback Matters

Our work on refining and ensuring a smooth, bug-free experience continues. Your feedback is invaluable to us; please share your thoughts through the Help > Send Feedback option in Rebelle 7 or drop us an email at [email protected].

Let's showcase your creative endeavors with Rebelle 7! Share your artwork in the online Gallery or use #madewithrebelle in your social media posts. We're eager to see what you create! :)

We're beyond thrilled about this release! Rebelle 7 is more than software; it's a canvas for your imagination. Join us on this artistic journey and unlock the true potential of your digital artistry with Rebelle 7.

Happy painting!
Escape Motions Team


Images by Rebelle Featured Artists Georg IrelandMartin Haschild, Kamila Stankiewicz, Ivan Seelnon, Karen Bonaker and Carles

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