Core skills: Rebelle
Martin Hanschild shares his knowledge of Rebelle’s natural media tools.
Last issue we looked at the basics of the Watercolor tool. You could say that this tool is the best thing in Rebelle – certainly, it’s the one I use most often. However, there are other painting tools in Rebelle that are well worth exploring.
They can be divided into two basic groups: wet media brushes (including Acrylic, Ink Pen and Watercolor); and Dry media brushes, such as Pencil, Marker, Pastel and Airbrush. There’s the Eraser too, which is dry by default but has some special features, as you’ll see.
The parameters for all of Rebelle’s tools are set to predefined values to start with, and they work fine ‘out of the box’. But you can tweak them according to your preferences. You can always reset them to the defaults. Remember that the results depend on how you use all of Rebelle’s other features, such as Canvas Wetness, brush textures and so on.
Here I’ll introduce these remaining painting tools, point out their specific attributes and behaviours, and demonstrate the range of effects you can achieve with them on the canvas. Rather than a step-by-step tutorial, I want to give you some tips and advice to help you better understand Rebelle’s painting tools.