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Digital Costume Design and Collaboration by Rafael Jaen

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CONTEXTUALIZE VERB / CON.TEX.TU.AL.IZE: TO THINK ABOUT OR PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SITUATION IN WHICH SOMETHING HAPPENS.

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CHAPTER 4

CONTEXTUALIZING THE CHARACTER

I have found that Photoshop is ideal to create costume renderings, because as a designer I can draw, paint, and do collages, as well as manipulate digital images, to express how I visualize each character in costume. Photoshop also allows me to give each costume piece or accessory item that is part of a costume design its own layer (labeled as such). In this chapter I continue to cover rendering techniques, and each tutorial has an accompanying video on my Rafael Jaen YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/JaenRafael/videos.

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