Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining a perspective grid, part of Illustrator CS6 Essential Training.
In Illustrator CS5, Adobe introduced one of the coolest features that has ever…been added to Illustrator.…It was the Drawing in Perspective tool.…And basically what this allowed you to do is draw completely in perspective,…inside of Illustrator.…Now you may be thinking, well, gosh man, Photoshop has been able to do that for…awhile with the Vanishing Point filter,…and that's absolutely true, but in Illustrator, you don't have to use a filter, or…even exit the regular drawing board in order to make this perspective change.…Let's first start off by showing you the Perspective Grid tool, and how it works,…and along the way, we'll see how to define a good perspective grid.…
Then later on in this chapter, we will go through drawing artwork in perspective,…and also how to map static artwork to your new grid.…So the first thing you need to do when you go into create a perspective grid…inside of Illustrator is you need to find the Perspective Grid tool in the Tools panel.…You can do that by clicking on this little icon here, or by hitting Shift+P on your keyboard.…
- Understanding vector graphics
- Creating and setting up files for print or web destinations
- Selecting and transforming objects on the page
- Creating spot colors
- Applying fills, strokes, and gradients to artwork
- Adjusting appearances and effects
- Working with anchor points and paths
- Drawing with the Pen tool
- Creating text
- Managing layers
- Creating and using symbols
- Printing, saving, and exporting artwork
Skill Level Beginner
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What is Illustrator?1m 15s
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Documents
3. Selecting and Transforming Objects
4. Working with Color
5. Working with Fills and Strokes
6. Working with Paths
7. Creating Shapes
8. Don't Be Afraid of the Pen Tool
9. Using Type in Illustrator
10. Adjusting Appearance
11. Working with Layers
12. Working with Images
13. Creating and Using Symbols
14. Drawing in Perspective
15. Printing, Saving, and Exporting
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