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Add new stencils. How to add new stencils to Rebelle as well as use them ? Stencils are a great way to limit the brush strokes to a particular area depending on the grayscale mask introduced to the drawing area. There are a number of ways to introduce stencils and the key thing is to have access to the stencils panel (window menu). You can then see all the existing stencils and you can add a stencil to an image by simply dragging it to the drawing layer and apply the strokes as watercolors etc and you will see the wetness / dryness taking place inside the stencil but not beyond (you can dry before you leave the stencil to avoid any absorbency but really that is up to you). The stencils are added to the current layer and can be extended by the little menu that pops up beside the stencil giving the option to move the stencil and scale it and also rotate along with some further commands in the little menu in the bottom right of the controls. Via the little tools menu (available when you add a resource to the painting area), you can invert the stencil so the areas of painting become outside of the original stencil / mask. You can also flip the design as well as extend the mask to the edge (via the border command - which is super useful if you don't want to see your brush strokes leak over the far edge of the mask) as well as tile the design so instead of seeing just the single design you will see multiple copies of the design and all are part of the mask - so you can quickly paint a pattern across your painting area (you can scale and rotate the tiling so you can create small tile designs as well as much bigger tiles). You can also use the menu to lock the ratio (so the vertical matches the horizontal of the original design) as well as actually locking the stencil (which is good as you can accidently start to move it while painting) and you can remove it via the same menu (so you can continue to paint without the mask). Weirdly the hide feature is not on that little menu but can be found in the stencil panel at the bottom with a show / hide command. You don't have to remove the design, you can hide it and you can contunue to paint with the resource active if you check the 'keep' command (right side menu of the panel). The menu includes a number of ways of adding stencils to the panels. There are a lot of stencils in the panel for you to experiment with. You can also create your own by either an image file (such as PNG file) or via the alpha channel of the layer or the image of the layer and also via selections. If you select one of those commands found on the right side of the panel, it will be added to the current group which maybe the default group or whatever group you have selected. You can select the presets in the panel and drag them to another group. You can also click the little minus '-' at the bottom of the panel and remove the current selected item from the panel. OK, now to add an image as a stencil, use the create from image command and then select a file (PNG format etc) and that will be added to the panel. You can create the PNG files etc outside of Rebelle in applications such as Photoshop etc (as well as use the tool itself) and personally I prefer a nice solid black design with a transparent / white background such as a solid arrow design in black on a white background (of course, you can use masks with far more complex combinations of grays). You can find 1000s of great designs such as our brushes sets that can be used for these resources (many of them are in PNG). You can also create a stencil based on the alpha channel (preferable) as well as via image itself (never looks great) and also from a selection (I would love to see other options such as create from the tile etc but that is not available in this version or perhaps a create from brush etc). You can create a selection quickly via the tools panel and add a selection and then you can add to the selection via the selection panel as well as subtract and intersect etc (as well as de-select the selection) via the same selection panel. You can then go to the stencil panel and create one from the selection. You can combine the stencil / mask with the selection to limit the range of paint application. You can then add that to the current document. You can create multiple amazing stencils and add them repeatedly to the document and paint with all the standard tools in Rebelle. Video tutorial on the subject of stencils (youtube)

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Add brushes. How to add brushes to Rebelle from Escape Motions. The application can be extended to include additional brushes for use with watercolor brush, acrylic brush, air brush etc. The rebelle brushes are all accessed via the properties panel. The rebelle brushes can be PNG files 512 x 512. Basic steps are create a new brush in Rebelle or in Photoshop etc. Save the brush as 512 x 512 sized PNG file. Add the brush file to the ~/Library/Application Support/Escape Motions/Rebelle/Brushes or the equivalent on the pc. Restart Rebelle. Go to the properties panel. Select watercolor etc and then select the brush from the lower half of the panel. Apply brush stroke in rebelle with different water, loading, pressure etc. Add them to the application by placing them in to the brushes folder of Escape Motion 'Rebelle'. The location for the mac is the library folder ~/Library/Application Support/Escape Motions/Rebelle/Brushes. For the pc, go to the help menu in Rebelle and show library folder. You can add unlimited brushes to the application. The PNG brush files need to be added to the Rebelle brushes folder. On restarting Rebelle, you will see the newly added brushes in the properties panel. You can create all kinds of brush strokes in tools such as Photoshop and save them to the Rebelle folder. Create brushes with subtle dots and lines on a black background or create brushes made from type. You can then apply the brushes via the properties panel for watercolor tool, via acrylic, via air brush etc. There is no documentation for the brushes so a lot of it is trial and error. You can see from the image above there are a number of different brushes added to the original four brushes. Create document 512 x 512 and Fill with black and then Set the brush (in Photoshop etc) to white. Apply dot brushes or a splatter of dots. Save that PNG file to the Rebelle brushes folder. You can also use other images such as type, diamond designs, spots, photos of people etc. Not all brush strokes are effective if applied as a single stroke. If just added as a dab the brush becomes far more effective as a watercolor brush etc. You can then modify the wetness / drying etc as required for the newly added brush strokes. Video tutorial on the brush strokes (youtube)

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Transform layers. How to transform layers in Rebelle (from Escape Motions)? You can transform the background layer as well as any duplicated layers as well as new layers. Select new artwork. Select Rebelle watercolor brush from tools panel. Set color and paint. Layer menu and then transform layer (Rebelle brush stroke). Scale using bounding box for layer. Move outside of bounding box to rotate. Click ok. Rebelle transforms for layers include scale and rotate and shift. You can transform layers selected in the layers panel via the tools panel and via the layer menu. Once in transform mode, you can re-size the rebelle layers in many ways. You can also duplicate layers and transform those. You can merge the transformed layers with other layers and then duplicate those or add new layers to those that can also be transformed via the transform tool in Rebelle. All kinds of combinations of designs to fill the entire image can be created. You can create text design in watercolor and then shift and transform etc those layers to create all kinds of unusual watercolors in Rebelle. There is also a transform panel which is available via the properties when you select the transform tool and that offers direct input of angle, height etc. The transform command can be found in the layer menu as well as in the tools panel. You can use either option. You can scale the background layer once you have painted something on it. You can transform and opened image. You can add new layers and transform those. You can apply three type of transform in Rebelle : Scale via bounding box and Rotate by moving outside bounding box and Shift by selecting the layer. You can re-size the layers in many different ways. You can scale once or multiple times (perhaps never great). You can scale smaller or larger (not so great but still possible). Duplicate artwork layers and transform. Apply some brush strokes using the watercolor in Rebelle. Select layer (or make certain it is selected). Shift and rotate as required. Layer menu. Duplicate rebelle layer and brush strokes. Select the layer in the layers panel. Layer menu and transform. Click OK. Select both layers (or any other layers you have). Layer menu and then the Merge layers command. You should only have one layer from the merged layers. This merged layer can now be transformed in Rebelle via the layer menu. Note if you use the blending modes with the layers, the result of the blend is only applied at the point of any paint crossover (even if the pre-merge shows otherwise). You can then duplicate the layers and continue to transform them and add paint to the layers. Transform panel for layers in Rebelle : Window and then Properties and then Select the transform tool. Select the layer in the layers panel. Type in values into X / Y / width / height / angle / flip. Set the width to 200. Set the angle to 45. Flip. Click OK Video tutorial on the transforms (youtube)

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Freebies. Free items that can be used with Rebelle, commercial use. Stencils can be added via the related panel and using the image files option. Selection of stencil PNG files

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