Core skills: Re­belle

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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.

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