Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing the vanishing point, part of Artistic Concepts in Photoshop and Illustrator 1.
Now here's a case where establishing the vanishing point was crucial, and also …quite complex. This is the city of San Jose, except it …doesn't really look like this. This is the way it's proposed that it's …going to look, say 50 years from now. I was hired to go in there and create …this illustration. So now, let's go in here and look at it. …This is what it looked like originally. And then I went in there and added quite …a few buildings, and even a baseball stadium.…
So there you can see all the different buildings that were added. …There are quite a few. Now, here's where it was very important …to have the perspective established. Other things like going in there and …creating the grain to match the photo and all this stuff, that's totally separate. …What really is important at the beginning, is to establish a perspective …so that the buildings will, in fact, look like they belong there. …Here's the original shot. I put a film over on top of it, so we're …going to be able to see what I'm going to do. …
- Understanding the vanishing point
- Establishing a light source
- Creating shadows on surfaces
- Creating reflections
- Aligning layers to add and remove objects