037 Understanding Perspective Drawing


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037 Understanding Perspective Drawing

You might not ever think of using InDesign to draw 3D shapes. After all, InDesign has no tools or commands devoted to 3D. But it is possible to make some basic 3D shapes using only the Pen tool, the Polygon tool, and a little understanding of Perspective. You can use the Polygon tool to create lines of perspective and trace those lines with the Pen tool to draw 3D shapes. It's a manual task and it's never going to replace Photoshop and Illustrator's 3D tools, but in a pinch, it works! First we'll try drawing some one-point perspective. I will grab my Polygon tool and click -and-drag in my document to create a three-sided polygon, or a triangle.

This is going to serve as the top of my object. I am going to try drawing a box shape using one-point perspective. Up at the top of my document, this is my horizon and this is my vanishing point at the very top of the triangle. I am going to copy my triangle, and choose Edit > Paste in Place, so now I have two copies, and now I am go...

037 Understanding Perspective Drawing
Video duration: 4m 38s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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037 Understanding Perspective Drawing provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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Design
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