How to Draw Ellipses in Perspective in Adobe Photoshop


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Drawing ellipses in perspective

Now that we know about the anatomy of an ellipse, let's talk about how we place an ellipse in perspective. Every circle will fit perfectly inside of a square, and we can take advantage of that fact to find the center of our circle by drawing an x through each corner of our square. Where the two lines meet is the exact center of the circle. If you draw lines horizontally and vertically through that center, you'll find the place where the circle and the square will touch, in the middle of each side of the square.

Let's do that same thing again, only this time do a circle in perspective, an ellipse. Remember that an ellipse is a circle viewed at an angle so this ellipse is the same as the circle we were just looking at only at an angle to our eye. I've already added a horizon line to this scene. So let's choose a vanishing point and draw the sides of the square that our circle will fit into. Only this time in perspective. Now draw the top and bottom of the square, draw an x from corner to...

Drawing ellipses in perspective
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Drawing ellipses in perspective provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective

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3D + Animation Design
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Photoshop
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