Monika Gause's profile

»Creative Aktuell«: Writing, Tech Editing, Illustration

Creating graphic, illustration, design and then writing tutorials covering all functions in Adobe Illustrator. »Illustrator Aktuell« has been a collaboration with other artists, my part being writing, research, project management, editing and tech editing.
The magazine »Illustrator Aktuell« had 32 editions (with 64 pages each) starting from 2007 and since 2015 has been included in »Creative Aktuell«.
»Creative Aktuell« covers Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, PDF, sometimes touching other Creative Cloud apps as well as third party plug-ins, my part being the Illustrator section. Also covering Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Capture CC, Adobe Comp CC, Adobe Animate, Adobe Dimension, Adobe Character Animator, Astute Graphics plug-ins, CADtools plug-in, Vectoraster, Inkscape, CorelDraw.
Drawing Water in Illustrator
 How to prepare artwork for a Risoprint
Perspektive grid and the use of blending modes
Masking, Brushes and layering techniques
Shapebuilding and brushes
Neon effects and 80ies designs
Creating vector mosaics, selection techniques, symbols and replacing objects
Layering and masking (left page); pattern brushes and masking techniques (right page)
There also a youtube channel with German video tutorials on Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. This is one of the more recent tutorials I did about Illustrator.
Low Poly (Delaunay Triangulation)
Brushes, strokes, symbols, layering and masking techniques
Writing is based on further experimentation with printing services and printing techniques:
Printing patterns on fabric at Spoonflower and Stoff'n
Printing gold on a Kodak Nexpress
Printing stickers with a freeform cutline
Sleeking (Digital Foil Stamping)
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»Creative Aktuell«: Writing, Tech Editing, Illustration


»Creative Aktuell«: Writing, Tech Editing, Illustration

German magazine »Illustrator Aktuell« now »Creative Aktuell«