Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
The Perspective Grid feature inside of Illustrator CS5 is fantastic for defining…grids and for drawing artwork directly in Perspective.…But perhaps one of the most powerful aspects of this Perspective Grid is your…ability to take two-dimensional artwork, or artwork that is not attached to any…specific plane, and manually attach that artwork to a plane.…In other words, create art as you normally would, and then snap it into the…right Perspective when required.…In addition, you'll find this tremendous amount of functionality built into…Illustrator's Perspective Grid for editing artwork that already exists inside of a Perspective.…
Let's take a look.…In this case, I already have a file that has a Perspective Grid defined and some…artwork already drawn.…But let's say I want to put some text along the side of this building, maybe…like a sign, for example.…Well, let's start on a very basic level by just creating some text inside of Illustrator.…I'll use my Type tool to simply click on the artboard here, and notice, by 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.