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Digital Costume Design and Collaboration by Rafael Jaen

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PRELIMINARY | PRE.LIM.I.NARY NOUN: SOMETHING THAT COMES FIRST IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR OR INTRODUCE THE MAIN PART OF SOMETHING ELSE

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CHAPTER 5

COSTUMING THE CHARACTER: THE PRELIMINARY SKETCHES

The methods in the following pages allow designers to draw and paint each costume article, adding specific fabric details (such as fabric patterns), in separate Photoshop layers. The approach facilitates making specific apparel changes and updates due to a design, directorial, or rehearsal note. New Photoshop layer garments can be added to the same sketch to allow the designer to explore different colors and patterns, and old layers can easily become “invisible.” Each tutorial has a video companion on my YouTube channel: ...

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