Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining perspective grids, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
One of the exciting new features added to Illustrator CS5 is something called…Perspective Drawing.…It basically gives you the ability to define a Perspective Grid in your document…and then draw artwork in Perspective, and also take two-dimensional art and map…those to these perspective planes.…However, before we start drawing in Perspective, let's take a look at how these…Perspective Grids work inside of Illustrator CS5.…I'll get started by creating a new document.…In this case, I'll just choose a Print Document profile, and I'll also make…sure, right now, that my Orientation is set to Wide, only because it will give…us more room to take a look at our Perspective Grid.…
Let me click OK to create this new document.…Now, every document that you have inside of Illustrator has the capability of…containing one single Perspective Grid.…You can't have multiple grids, just one at a time.…And the way that you actually create this grid, or should I say actually turn…on the grid, is to come over here to your Tool panel and click on the…
- Creating complex art from basic shapes with the Shape Builder tool
- Transforming flat artwork using perspective grids and vanishing points
- Creating variable-width strokes
- Controlling dashed line length, corners, and gaps
- Creating original brushes using the Brushes panel
- Adding arrowheads to strokes
- Creating web-ready graphics, text, and slices
- Integrating with Flash Catalyst
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the “Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids” video, directions for moving a box in a perpendicular direction say to use the Tilde key. However, upon attempting to move the box using this method, the box continues to move in the same plane, not in a perpendicular fashion. Is the technique in the video incorrect?
A: Adobe changed this keyboard shortcut just before the final release. The shortcut is the "5" key. The video tutorial has been updated to reflect this.