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A Handbook of Costume Drawing, 2nd Edition by Georgia Baker

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Chapter 5

Computer Aids for Costume Rendering

With the advent of the personal computer, computer-aided rendering of costumes has become increasingly popular. There are now many software packages that lend themselves to costume design and costume drawing. Like all computer programs, the ones discussed here are constantly changing and being updated. New programs appear regularly. Programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw 8, Painter 5.5, Poser 3, Adobe Illustrator and Freehand have wide adaptability to costume rendering. Nic Ularu discusses computer drawing for costume design in Theatre Design and Technology (summer 1999): “I think of the computer as a tool, an intermediary phase that doesn’t replace, but in fact enhances the impression of directness ...

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