Join Kevin Stohlmeyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Type of perspectives, part of Illustrator: Perspective Drawing.
- Adobe Illustrator has three presets representing the three types of perspectives available. They are a one point perspective, which consists of a ground plane and one vertical plane, a two point perspective, that has a ground plane and two vertical planes, and a three point perspective, which has three planes. Each perspective grid represents the amount of vanishing points in the grid. One point has one vanishing point, two points has two vanishing points, and so on. In a one point perspective, the vertical surfaces are parallel to the view, and the horizontal aligns to the vanishing point.
This view is used primarily when you want the front to face directly towards the viewer. A two point perspective with its two vanishing points allows you to draw the same object as the one point perspective but is rotated, so that you can now see more than one surface. The vertical lines are still parallel to each other. And finally, a three point perspective adds a third vanishing point, giving you a similar drawing style as the two point perspective but it now has dimension for the vertical lines. This grid allows you to draw each of the three planes separate from the others, and it is not parallel on the vertical surface.
- 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