Rebelle 6 Review: A Fully-packed and Innovative Painting Software

Everything you need to know about this hyper-realistic painting tool

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Key notes

  • Rebelle 6 is an innovative tool that promises a lot of goodies and mouth-watering features.
  • This tool has some new additions, like Fractal Image Processing, that distinguish it from the previous versions.
  • The two editions of Rebelle 6 are not free, but you can use the software for free under the educational package.

Escape Motions is known for its excellent painting tools for artists, making it easy for them to show their creativity. This is evident in the successful and popular Rebelle 5, which gained wide acceptance in no time.

Now, just like any creative mind, Escape Motions has taken things a step higher with the release of Rebelle 6. This tool promises many goodies, and many artists are anxiously expecting it.

But will it be worth it? This review will show you what to expect from the new Rebelle 6 and everything you need to know about the software. Read on!

What is Rebelle 6?

Rebelle 6

Rebelle 6 is a hyper-realistic painting software full of excellent and innovative features to make your painting experience captivating. 

Built on the superb foundation of the previous version, this tool comes with a series of additions that makes it easy for artists to express their ideas. 

It combines real-world color blending, wet diffusion, and drying to replicate the mode of interaction between natural media art and a canvas.

Who can use Rebelle 6?

Rebelle 6 is designed for CG artists and traditional painters. It is one of the tools you need to have if you want to merge your artistic skills with technology. 

That being said, anyone can use Rebelle 6 to create many types of paintings, as no prior experience with graphic software is required.

What are some of the best Rebelle 6 features?

Easy-to-use UI

As you can see from the image presented above, the UI (user interface) of Rebelle 6 is straightforward to understand, use, and navigate, making it highly accessible to artists of every level imaginable.

Besides, having everything on the screen lets you focus on creating and not searching for a specific tool in endless menus.

Fractal Image Processing 

One of the excellent additions to Rebelle 6 is Fractal Image Processing. This image recognition machine learning algorithm is built to maintain your image quality and sharp details.

This feature comes in handy when using the newly added Warp and Liquify tools. Also, it ensures your painting retains its quality while transforming and deforming layers or objects on the Canvas.

The Smudge & Liquify button allows you to choose from a variety of different effects that take effect directly on your drawing, as they are not used as filters:

  • Smudge – A classic smudge tool with an effect defined by the name itself
  • Liquify
    • Push – Moves pixels based on the movement of your brush
    • Expand – Expands the pixels found under your brush outwardly
    • Pinch – Pulls the pixels found under your brush inwardly
    • Push Left – Moving the brush up will move pixels to the left, while brushing down moves pixels to the right
    • Twirl – Twirls pixels based on the movement of your brush
    • Reconstruct – Works as a paint-on eraser and automatically returns pixels to the original state.
Liquify effects in use

Below, you will be able to see an example of the Fractal Image Processing tool in action:

Fractal Image Processing in action

As you can see, with the Fractal Image Processing feature, you can do anything you wish to your image without losing its quality and sharpness. 

Powerful Brush Creator

If you are used to creating your brush while designing, you will surely enjoy using this feature. It packs in different options for creating new brushes.

This feature provides you diverse options, from granulation and grunge to original textured brushes. Also, saving your brushes is possible to increase your painting speed.

Lastly, if you don’t want to create your brush, Rebelle 6 has more than 240 brush presets readily available for you to choose from.

New image filters and color range

This nifty feature allows you to adjust image filters and color range based on hue. With this, you can fully control how you change the colors in your artwork.

Realistic Papers and Canvases 

In a bid to completely mimic real-life paintings, Rebelle 6 comes with over 120 hyper-realistic papers, canvases, and other art surfaces. This gives you different backgrounds and natural materials for your designs. 

Here is an example of working with oils:

As you can see, the art you can create in Rebelle 6 is astonishingly looking like an actual oil painting.

No other software can provide you with this digital media experience, so be sure to explore it fully.

New Layer Masking Tools

Another excellent feature of Rebelle 6 is the layer masking tool. This tool allows you to control the visibility of a layer. 

To add a Layer Mask, you only need to right-click the layer in the Layers panel and have the whole feature available. This is similar to the layer feature found in other painting tools.

Grids and Guides

One of the well-known styles in traditional painting is the ability to customize and display grids and guides. Rebelle 6 brings this feature with extras.

With this feature, artists can now view grids and guides and snap to them. You can find this feature in the View menu, which will surely be helpful.

One of the benefits of these guides is that you can create them in the reference image preview. In addition, these created guides will now be automatically transferred to the canvas.

This makes your task easier and faster and is especially handy when tracing is prohibited. 

Reference Image Guides

Reference image guides are excellent additions to Rebelle 6, making it easy to proportion your drawing objects. You can find these guides in the usual Reference Image panel, which will be in the reference image and canvas.

This feature also helps to preserve the positioning of images.

Liquify and Warp tools

The liquifying tool creates mouthwatering artistic effects by retouching and deconstructing images. With this, you can transform and deform layers and objects on the canvas.

The Warp tool, on the other hand, helps you modify and reshape objects to any form of choice, as you can see from the video below.

Source: Escape Motions Blog

In addition, these tools deliver highly creative and clear image effects when combined with the Fractal Image Processing feature.

If you want to see an overview of all the new features added to the revolutionary Rebelle 6, feel free to do so below:

Now that we’ve covered all the aspects of this new software, let’s dive a bit into the technicalities of how you can use it, system requirements, and other helpful information.

System Requirements

Below you can find the minimum requirements to use the fantastic Rebelle 6 painting software:

  • Operating system: Windows (64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.14
  • Processor: Intel i5 or equivalent AMD processor and Apple M1 chip with Rosetta 2
  • RAM and memory: 4 GB RAM and 200 MB hard disk space
  • Graphics card: 1 GB RAM (with OpenGL 3.3 needed for Rebelle Pro)

It is worth noting that if your system meets the minimum requirements, the software can run on your PC, but it might process information slower than in other cases.

And for an overall better experience, we, of course, suggest having a system with the recommended system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 11 (64-bit), or Mac OS X 10.15 and newer versions
  • Processor: Intel i7, equivalent AMD processor, or Apple M1 chip with Rosetta 2
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • HDD space: 1 GB
  • GPU: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphic input: Compatible with Wacom or Windows Ink tablets, but also works perfectly with a standard mouse.

As you can see from the information presented above, you have no excuses for running Rebelle 6 on your PC.

If you’re unsure if the PC you own will be able to handle the workload, we recommend that you download the Demo version of Rebelle 6 and try it out for yourself.

How to download and install Rebelle 6?

Rebelle 6 has been available for download on the official website since December 15, 2022.

The installation process is as simple as they come, with easy on-screen instructions to guide you, but here are the steps required to do so without issues:

  1. Open the Rebelle 6 download page.
  2. Click on the Get Now button (if you are not upgrading from an older version).
  3. Click the Add to Cart button after choosing the software version.
  4. Click the View Cart and Checkout option from the top of the page pop-up.
  5. Click on the Continue Checkout green button, and enter your payment information.
  6. Install the software by opening the installer file and following the on-screen instructions.


Rebelle 6 is available for 89.99 USD, while the Pro version goes for 149.99 USD.

If you are a Rebelle 5 user, you have the leverage of an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee. Also, you will enjoy a 50% upgrade discount. 

Lastly, there is an educational package with a free Rebelle 6 license of up to 20 seats for classrooms. And Rebelle 5 Pro is offered at a 40% discount for individual lifetime licenses for students and teachers.

To help you decide, you can explore the differences between the Rebelle releases and see an in-depth overview of everything it offers.

Final thoughts on Rebelle 6

Amazing immersive painting and drawing
Free version is available
The created art looks and feels like actual paitings
Wide range of useful tools
Easy to accees features that streamline the painting process
Can be used by experts and beginners alike
The demo version is limited in features, but still offers a great experience

With the reviews from users flying around from users within the short time Rebelle 6 has been released, it is safe to say it is excellent software for every artist. 

Also, considering the numerous additions to the already stunning previous versions, this tool is designed to take your creativity to the next level.

What do you think about this software? Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.

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