Experience phenomenal oils & watercolors with an amazing performance

WHAT is Rebelle?

Rebelle is the award-winning, hyper-realistic painting software with phenomenal oils, watercolors, and other wet and dry media. Using real-world color blending, wet diffusion, and drying, it convincingly mimics the way natural media interacts with the canvas and itself.

WHO is it for?

Rebelle is designed for everyone who wants to explore their artistic skills using digital technology, no matter the level of proficiency. Its state-of-the-art tools will certainly change the mind of every digital art non⁠-⁠believer.

WHY was it created?

The unique watercolor simulation was created by artist Peter Blaškovič as one of his experimental drawing projects. The vision is to come up with a versatile software with the most natural painting tools. Artists can explore all kinds of very realistic painting techniques working with a wide range of mediums.

Rebelle - Oil and Acrylic Impasto

Oil and Acrylic Impasto

NEW New dynamic painting technique in Rebelle that offers variety in appearance and creates beautiful impasto effects.

Palette knife and Dirty brush

Palette Knife and Dirty Brush

NEW Try a palette knife with oils to have the most realistic paint experience. Make a choice to clean the brush for each stroke or keep it dirty.

Transparent Watercolor Mixing

NEW Decide on how the light affects your color mixing. Choose from transparent, opaque, or semi-opaque mixing for watercolors.

Natural RYB Color Mixing and Gamma Correction

NEW Natural RYB color model fulfills an expectation of traditional color mixing, while gamma correction eliminates darken margins between two colors.


The unprecedented watercolor DropEngine enables creating beautiful dripping effects.

Blow Tool

Experiment with the flow of the paint by blowing drips in different directions on the canvas.

Transparency Locking

With this handy tool, every action you make will be applied only on the paint, transparent areas remain untouched.

Watercolor Visual Settings

Enjoy authentic painting experience and set how paper texture influences the behavior of watercolors.

Ruler and Perspective Tool

Useful assistants for precision drawings with an innovative approach of a Free Hand effect. The perspective tool allows expressing depth in 1, 2, or 3 point perspective.

Brush Line Stabilization

NEW Use “Moving Average” or “Pulled String” tools to paint the perfectly smoothed line.


Explore practical digital stencils, make your own templates, and create seamless patterns in no time.

Color Management

NEW Select from standard RGB color profiles and check the painting with “Soft Proofing” and “Gamut Warning” before exporting the artwork.

Realistic Brushes

  • Hyperrealistic painting tools
  • Wet tools: Oils NEW, Acrylics, Watercolors, Gouache & Ink Pen
  • Dry tools: Pencil, Pastel, Marker, Air Brush & more
  • More than 170 brush presets NEW
  • 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-opaque, and opaque watercolors NEW
  • Impasto engine for thick painting NEW
  • Dirty brush for oils & acrylics NEW
  • Blend and Smudge tools
  • Powerful Brush Creator
  • Brush line stabilization NEW
  • Tiled textures NEW

Layers, Tools & Colors

  • Ultra-realistic paper, canvases, and lithography stones presets
  • Natural RYB color mixing NEW
  • Creative stencils and masking tools
  • Clone and Fill tools NEW
  • ‘Masking Fluid’ layer
  • Gamma correction NEW
  • Canvas and Image resize
  • Selection tools & Magic wand
  • Layer groups NEW
  • Color management NEW
  • Color soft proofing NEW
  • Gamut warning NEW
  • Color filters
  • User predefined color sets
  • Image color tracing

Intuitive Interface

  • Intuitive customizable interface
  • Multitouch gestures
  • Straight line, Ruler & Perspective tools
  • ‘Reference Image’ and ‘Preview’ panel
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Support for Retina touch displays
  • Fullscreen mode
  • English, German, French, Spanish, Finnish, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Slovenian and Slovak translation


  • Share & download favorite brushes NEW
  • Drag & Drop image from folder or web
  • Import and export with alpha channel
  • PNG, JPG, TIF, BMP and REB files
  • Layered PSD support
  • Iterative Save
  • Image file thumbnails
  • Publish and share artworks in Gallery
  • Windows & Mac OS (32/64 bit)
  • Compare Rebelle 4 with Rebelle 3

Normal, Darken, Multiply, Color Burn, Linear Burn, Lighten, Screen, Color Dodge, Linear Dodge, Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, Vivid Light, Linear Light, Pin Light, Hard Mix, Difference, Exclusion, Subtract, Hue, Saturation, Color, Luminosity.
Save sequentially numbered versions of an artwork. The first time Iterative Save is used, \"_1\" is appended to the file name. Each subsequent time the number increments by 1 and a new sequentially numbered file is created.
You can see the Rebelle image file thumbnails in every file browser or file dialog together with an image preview when available.

System requirements

Intel i5 or equivalent AMD processor
200MB hard disk space
Graphics card with 1GB RAM
Windows 7 (64-bit or 32-bit) or Mac OS X 10.13

Intel i7 or equivalent AMD processor
1GB harddisk space
Graphics card with 1GB RAM
64-bit system Windows 8, 10 or Mac OS X 10.13 - 10.15
Wacom or Windows Ink compatible tablet

Internet connection is required for activation.

Compare Rebelle 3 and Rebelle 4

Rebelle 4 is packed with tons of exciting new tools and improvements that open up new creative possibilities for your digital art. The hyper‑realistic digital oils and acrylics will allow you to master the most universally used painting techniques and the state‑of‑the‑art watercolors come closest to the traditional media than ever before. The new version has crucial optimizations. With 4x faster painting and minimal lag between the stylus and cursor, you may feel like you are painting on a real canvas. Additionally, the brush size is 4x larger covering 16x larger area compared to Rebelle 3.

For a detailed comparison of all features in Rebelle 3 and 4, please see the table below.

Feature Rebelle 3 Rebelle 4
Paint Tools
Oils NEW
Blend tool
Smudge tool
Clone tool NEW
Fill Tool NEW
Color picker
Water tool
Dry tool
Blow tool
Selection tool
Magic wand
Transform tool
Image size, Canvas size, Crop tool
Ruler tool
1, 2, and 3 points Perspective tool
Paint mixing
Paint, paint & mix, paint & blend, blend modes NEW
Transparent, semi-opaque and opaque watercolors NEW
Dirty brush for oils and acrylics NEW
Color modes
Natural Colors (Red-Yellow-Blue color mixing) NEW
Gamma correction NEW
Watercolor Simulation
Drop Engine
Show / hide wet areas
Pause watercolor diffusion
Wet and dry the layer
Fast dry
Brush Presets
Included brush presets 50+ 170+
Download brushes from online library NEW
Duplicate / remove brush presets
Import / export brush presets
Brush preset groups
Share brushes in online library NEW
Save size, opacity and water into brush preset NEW
Save paint mode into brush preset NEW
Line Smoothing
Moving average, Pulled string NEW
Position smoothing
Pressure smoothing
Pressure sensitivity
Artwork settings
Canvas size presets in pixels, cm, and inches
Included paper presets 8 8
List of recent opened artworks
REB, JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP, PSD file format
Iterative save
Import assets - papers, brushes, color sets NEW
Blending Modes 23 23
Lock Layer
Lock Transparency
Masking Fluid Layer
Tracing Image
Transform layer
Clear layer
Add / remove / duplicate layer
Add / remove layer group NEW
Merge layers
View & Navigation
Zoom in / out
Reset zoom to 100 %
Fit to screen
Rotate clockwise / counterclockwise
Reset rotation
Flip canvas
Grayscale preview
Show / hide cursor
Show crosshair while painting NEW
Show / hide panels
Import / export UI layout
Lock panels
Tilting the canvas
Use tilting and set tilt angle
Lock Tilt to canvas
Use Accelerometer
Center Accelerometer
Rotate 90 degree
Color management
Color profiles NEW
Assign profile NEW
Convert to profile NEW
Proof Colors NEW
Gamut Warning NEW
Color panel
Circle or Square color selector
HSV, HSL, HSluv, RGB color mode
Grid mode
Mix colors
Color Set panel
Add / Remove color from Color set
Add / Remove / Duplicate Color set
Create Color Set from Image file
Create Color Set from Last Used Colors
Create Color Set from Text File
Order by Hue
Brightness / Contrast
Hue / Saturation / Lightness
Color Balance
Color Filter
White to Alpha
Black to Alpha
Open JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP file format
Create stencil from layer or selection
Move, rotate, scale stencil
Invert, flip horizontally, flip vertically
Tile stencil
Preview panel
Open JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP file format
Reference Image panel
Open JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP file format
Greyscale mode
Visual Settings - Watercolors
Visual settings presets
Re-wet NEW
Texture influence
Edge darkening
Create drips
Drip size
Drip length
Visual Settings - Oils & Acrylics
Impasto depth
Gloss NEW
Visual Settings - Canvas Visibility
Paper texture
Paint texture NEW
Brush Creator
Shape and grain texture library NEW
Up to 4 shapes and grains per brush NEW
Set texture order NEW
Brush Creator - Pressure
Brush Creator - Shape
Maximum size in px (700 px) NEW
Spacing Jitter
Glaze NEW
Opacity Jitter
Size Jitter
Angle Jitter
Tip Tilt NEW
Max. Loading NEW
Max. Smudge NEW
Brush Creator - Grain
Tiled Texture NEW
Texture Smoothing NEW
Random Offset
Random Splat Offset
Follow Shape Size
Follow Shape Rotation
Random Angle NEW
Angle Jitter NEW
Brush Creator - Canvas
Texture Strength
Texture Contrast NEW

Brush Library

Rebelle 4 will kick your imagination with the impressive sets of new brush presets, including palette knives, watercolor, or sumi-e brushes, and an amazing set of realistic pencils and other dry media tools. More than 170 brushes are included in the package, and you can download more brushes from the online library. You are welcome to share your unique brushes with the community of artists directly from within the software and help others to express their vision.

Papers, Canvases & Lithography Stones

Rebelle blurs the line between traditional and digital painting thanks to its ultra-realistic papers, canvases, and lithography stones developed in cooperation with academic professionals. Discover more than 80 unique textured backgrounds for your artworks and experiment with different structures to achieve an original realistic look.

Price: US$ 89.99

No Monthly Payments. Own it.

30-Days Refund Policy

1-Click Auto Updates

Unconditional money-back guarantee.
If for any reason you are not satisfied with Rebelle, you can obtain a full refund within 30 days.

We offer a discount to teachers, students and educational institutions.

"The new features are truly amazing! The physics simulations are very realistic and I love the new brush sets. Rebelle continues to impress me!"

~ Rana Dias, Head of CGI Gravity Global ~

"The oils are magnificent. Stunning! They offer an exquisite example of “technology so advanced it appears to be magic”. Bravo and congratulations!"

~ Matthew Stern, traditional and digital artist ~

"Natural color mixing mode brings the more realistic color mixing effect, it approximates the real color blending effect well."

~ Zoltan Korcsok, Designer in Visual Communications Arts ~

"Never have I used a more advanced software for real-media mimicking. So many times people were convinced that my graphics were painted with standard watercolors. And they were surprised to find out my paints were digital."

~ Kuzayova, artist ~

"I love watercolors, and I often try to give my digital works a watercolor feel and look. That is how I found Rebelle years ago, and I fell in love with it immediately. Watercolor brushes were the first I had to check out in the new Rebelle 4, and I am happy to say that they are even better!"

~ Kamila Stankiewicz, Illustrator and Animator ~

"Rebelle 4 - an App truly for an artist. If you are working in the traditional way, for example Watercolors on Canvas, this will be absolutely the same – BUT: with the possibilities of an App! Realistic water based colors and textures on your pc, or via Airplay on your iPad. That will bring the fun back! Simply the best!"

~ Thilo Hadamovsky, Graphic-Designer and Illustrator ~

"The effects of Oil brush tool are truly spectacular and it both looks and feels like the act of laying down thick creamy paint strokes. The impasto effect is wonderfully dynamic and, more importantly, varied in appearance. Too many other apps try to rely on very linear repeated brush stroke effects but this one seems much more real and intuitive in its approach."

~ Valence, artist ~

"Rebelle's new brush engine is very fast and the line smoothing options help draw precise strokes."

~ Zoltan Korcsok, Designer in Visual Communications Arts ~

"Of all the digital painting/drawing software I've played with over the years, none have been as jaw-dropping to see in evolution (for me, anyway) as Escape Motions' Rebelle. If you want a digital art software that provides results as close to real-world painting as possible, Rebelle 4 should be on your radar."

~ Nick Sorbin, Renderosity ~

"I have been using painting software for a long time. In comparison with Rebelle, others are too complicated and universal to be useful for drawing and painting in a fresh way. Rebelle is in this aspect a lot better."

~ Pavel Trnka, animation teacher ~

"Rebelle 4 is a powerful painting software which very realistically mimics the traditional painting techniques and the feeling of traditional painting."

~ Zoltan Korcsok, Designer in Visual Communications Arts ~

"What I didn't expect is how cool new Acrylics and Oils brushes are! Especially joining the wetness of watercolors and the impasto texture of Acrylic and Oils gives me a lot of pleasure. And Gouache brushes! And dry media brushes! And various ways of applying paint on a canvas! And StreamLine!"

~ Kamila Stankiewicz, Illustrator and Animator ~

"The oil painting brush settings provide the most realistic oil painting effects for digital artists."

~ Zoltan Korcsok, Designer in Visual Communications Arts ~

"Rebelle 4 improves the already excellent digital watercolor and other traditional techniques and adds oil brushes. The impasto effect is very impressive, the brush strokes look dynamic and natural. And the real fun begins when you combine all these tools together to achieve artistically impressive effects. For me, Rebelle 4 represents the joy of digital painting."

~ Martin Hanschild, 2D Artist and Concept Designer ~

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