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Digital Costume Design and Collaboration by Rafael Jaen

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PREFACE

As a practicing 21st-century designer, I find that it is important to combine one’s classical training with the use of digital applications. I regularly combine Flickr archives, Pinterest, Google Docs, iPhone apps, etc. to help tackle the design process “on the go.” This saves time, and alleviates the competing demands in today’s work field. I’ve also focused on producing sketches using Photoshop. I save them as PDF files and email them without using scanners, printers, watercolor paper, etc. This software allows me to translate basic principles of traditional media—such as watercolor transparency and acrylic opacity—into digital renderings full of substance and intent. In addition, the engineering behind it provides me with a painting ...

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