Join Kevin Stohlmeyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting vanishing points, part of Perspective Drawing with Illustrator.
- Now that we've learned about the different parts of the Perspective Grid and its terminology, let's adjust the grid. We adjust our Perspective Grid using the Perspective Grid Tool, located over in your Transformation Tools in the Toolbar. When you activate the Perspective Grid Tool, you'll see the handles for each of the perspective planes. We're first gonna start by adjusting the vanishing point. The vanishing point is located on the horizon line, or as Illustrator calls it, the horizon plane. It's the two outermost edges. By grabbing these handles and sliding left or right, we can change the left and right perspective grid, independent of each other.
A nice feature, after you've customized your perspective grid, is to go to the View menu, Perspective Grid, and you can save this Grid as a preset under the two-point perspective.
- Exploring perspective drawing
- Activating the Perspective Grid and exploring its parts
- Adjusting vanishing points, grid planes, and the horizon
- Moving the Perspective Grid
- Using the Plane Switching widget
- Drawing and selecting objects
- Attaching objects to the grid and releasing them
- Creating and editing text
- Moving objects along a plane
- Automatic plane positioning
- Scaling objects
- Using symbols in perspective
- Adding finishing touches