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#13 How To Use the Perspective Grid in Adobe Illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      13How To Use The Perspective Grid Tool in Ilustrator Promo Video


    • 2.

      1How To Use The Perspective Grid


    • 3.

      2How To Draw Objects In Perspective


    • 4.

      3How To Add Objects To A Perspective Grid


    • 5.

      4How To Create Perspective Text


    • 6.

      5How To Create Your Own Custom Grid


    • 7.

      Class Project


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About This Class

Welcome to another episode of the Every Illustrator Tool Explained series.

In this particular class you will learn how to use the Perspective Grid in Illustrator

So if you want to know how to:

  • Use the perspective grid tools
  • Create objects and text in perspective
  • Create your own, custom grids

Enroll in the class, because it is a concise source of thorough Illustrator knowledge great for newbies and everyone who feels that learning a piece of software like Illustrator can only be efficient when you get to know the tools it offers.

But you don’t have to watch all the videos to gain real-life knowledge.

Each lecture is a standalone project, so you can just select the tool that you want to learn today, watch that particular video and watch your skill set grow.

Enroll in the class now and I will see you inside!

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1. 13How To Use The Perspective Grid Tool in Ilustrator Promo Video: Hi there. My name is David to me ski and I wanted to thank you for choosing this course. I know that there is a lot, Of course, is out there. That is why I am so grateful that you chose this one. Welcome to another episode of the every Illustrated To explain Siris in this particular class, you'll learn how to use the perspective grid in illustrator. So if you want to know how to use the perspective, great tools, how to create objects and tax in perspective now to create your own custom grits enroll in the class because it is a concise source off Thora Illustrator knowledge, grateful newbies. Everyone who feels that alerting a piece of software like illustrator can only be efficient when you get to know the tools it offers. But you don't have to watch all the videos to gain real life knowledge. Each lecture is a stand alone project, so you can just select the tool that you want to learn today. Watch that particular video and watch your skill set grow in rolling the class Now Then I will see you inside 2. 1How To Use The Perspective Grid: in the next few videos, we will talk about creating and rendering artwork in perspective. We will talk about the perspective grid in Illustrator I gotta tell you that there's a bit of a learning curve here, but we will take things nice and slow and learn Onley What's really important to get you going with the perspective. Grit in Illustrator With the Perspective, grid and the Perspective tools. You can create objects in perspective but also bring existing objects into perspective to start the perspective. Good functions in Illustrator You can go through the perspective Grid tool in the Tools panel right here, or use the shift plus B shortcut. We could also go to the View menu Perspective Grid Show Perspective Grid in Illustrator. We got three presets for three different perspective grits, and you can turn each one of them on it by going again to the View menu Perspective Grid one point perspective, which will make her the perspective great have only one vanishing point. The two point perspective will have to vanishing points, and the three point perspective will be the most complicated and have three vanishing points. Now let's see how to adjust the perspective good, and I think that it will be the easiest understand, with the one point perspective active. First of all, if you want to move your perspective great around, you have to have the perspective. Great tool active. So let's make sure it is active. No, that illustrator allows you to have only one perspective grit in a document it. So if you want to move it to another art board, just grab it by something that is called a ground level widget and just drag and drop it like so. By the way, all these hollow circles are called widgets, and thanks to them you can manually. It's just vanishing points, grid plan controls who rise in height and the cell size. However, these widgets are only visible with the perspective griddle selected do. It's just the vanishing points used the left or right Vanishing Point widgets Notice that the pointer changes to a two way arrow pointer when you move it over the vanishing points. If you want to work with a two point perspective, notice that if you click the locks station point option, then both vanishing points move together. You can also adjust the left right and horizontal grid planes using the respective grid plan control widgets and the pointer changes to a two way arrow When you move the pointer over the great plain controls, if you want to adjust the horizon, hide. Just move your mouse pointer over the horizon line and just click and drag. Notice that the point of changes to a vertical to weigh arrow. You can change the great extent to define the extent off the grid of the plains, and you can do it by moving the stop, which it up and down. You can also increase, or a decrease of the grid cells size by dragon by this widget right here. So these are the ways how you can change the looks of the perspective. Great. I know that all this might look frightening at first glance, but just give it a try and see for yourself that it actually is understandable. So in the next video, we'll start the more design part of the class. So far, it's been more mathematical and out. It's time to create some objects in perspective, so stay tuned 3. 2How To Draw Objects In Perspective: join Entrance Forman. Objects in perspective is a whole different subject in its own, and it can be quite complicated to understand. That is why I will take things nice and slow before you grab it too, and start joined. Anything which you need to understand is the process of making the planes active. So what do I mean by that? When joined anything in perspective, you're essentially joined on one of the planes and you can tell illustrator on which one of them you want to draw your objects using this little widget right here. By clicking on any of the sides of this cube, you are making a plane active and dependent on which one is actually active. Your object is going to be placed on it. There are very handy short. Does it make the switch in planes process faster? Press one on your keyboard to activate the left plane. Press two to activate the bottom plane. Chris three to activate to the right plane and Chris four to deactivate old planes. Notice how different planes get highlighted when I pressed those numbers. So now that we understand how to switch between the planes, let's start drawing on one of them. I'll make sure that the left plane is active by pressing one. So to draw objects in perspective, you can use the line group tools or rectangle group tools. Notice, though, that you can't use the flare tool. So to make things simple, I will just grab the rectangle tool and start drawing a humble rectangle like So what is that? While using the rectangle or line group tools, you can switch to the perspective selection told by pressing commander control and move the object you just created. It's also a good idea to have the smart guides on when creating the objects. And if you don't have them on, just press controller, command you or go to the view menu Smart guides. And if it is precision that you're after, I know that you can use the miracle values for any off the rectangle or land group tools to specify height and with values for the object in the same way as you would join regular mode. So as an example, are just click anywhere on the left plain and noticed that it is active and I will enter 1 50 by 1 50 and There we go. The object gets drawn and put into perspective. Remember, though, that the values who said for the objects drawn in perspective represent the real world dimensions of the object. If I create a rectangle outside the perspective plant and give it the same dimensions, you can see that it looks bigger. So it is something to bear in mind. While drawing in perspective, you can use the regular shortcuts available for drawing objects such as old or option dragged, duplicating object shift drag to constrain the movement to 45 degree increments. And we can even press Controller Command D to duplicate the last transformation. This is how you can create objects in perspective. What I'd like it to remember and experiment with is using their new miracle shortcuts to switch between planes and that you can use the same methods when you would use when creating objects on a flat surface. Not in perspective. In the next video, we'll take a look at how to attach existing objects to a plane, so stay tuned 4. 3How To Add Objects To A Perspective Grid: if you have already created objects, Illustrator provides the option to attach them to an active plane on the perspective. Grit. So here's what you have to did to make it happen, of course, wanting to have both that perspective grew up, and we have to have an object we want to attach to a certain plane. So luckily, I got both here the perspective grid and a window that I want to attach to a plane. I will select the plane I want by pressing Number three on my keyboard, which will select her the right plane. Now I will grab the window and try to attach it to the right plane, but notice that it is not working. So what's wrong then? Well, nothing is wrong, which is didn't use the right tool to attach the window to the plane. Let's grab the perspective selection tool and now move it over the plane. You can see that instantaneously. The window is getting attached to the right plane. Of course, we can transform. It's just like any other piece of artwork. We can move it around. We can change its size, we can duplicate it, and we can duplicate it even further. What's interesting about attaching objects to the perspective planes is that if we change our mind, weaken just pressing new miracle key corresponding with a different plane. For example, I can move the window around and tell illustrator to attach it to a different plane just by present 12 or three. There's also one little trick you can use when creating parallel objects such as the walls of a room. All you need to do is to grab an object attached to a plane, and by the way, you can check it by going to the object menu perspective attached to active plane. And when you start moving it around, just press five on your keyboard. As soon as you do that, the object moves in parallel motion. You conclude it at the same time. If, of course, you can manage to hold both five and older option on your keyboard. Another option is to move your objects in a precise, perpendicular movement, and to do this on me to double click the required plane widget, using the perspective selection tool. All I have to do is to find my perspective plane widget for the right plane. The easy way to do this is to follow your perspective, vanishing point all the way to the end and then just double click on it. In this pop up window, you consent vanish in plain options. I'm gonna choose 50 points, and I'm gonna tell it to move the objects. I can also go on to step back and tell illustrator to copy the objects like So this is how you can attach and control objects you have already created to a perspective plane. In the next video, we'll talk about something particularly useful for logo and poster design will talk about creating taxed and symbols in perspective, So if you're interested in that, just keep watching. 5. 4How To Create Perspective Text: Unlike regular shapes, texts and symbols cannot be added directly to a perspective plane. However, you can bring tax or symbols into perspective after creating them in normal mode. Let me show you what I mean by that when I make the perspective good active and select a plane and then select the type tool and start typing, the text is not getting automatically attached to the plane, unlike a regular shape that gets attached to the plane as we are creating it. Luckily, once the text is created, we can attach it to the perspective plane. All we have to do is to grab it with the perspective selection tool and place it on the plane we choose. What's great about it is that even though it might look like the text gets converted into outlines in a reality, it remains Aditya ble. We can add it the tax to put in perspective, using two different ways. We can go to the control panel and choose this button right here that says added stacks. Or we could go to the object menu perspective, added text. The text gets isolated and now we can change it the way we want you can still, of course, moving around. And if you want to preserve its editing capabilities, do it with the perspective selection tool, because moving the tax with the selection tool will make it expand and lose its editing capabilities. Now, with symbols, the situation gets a bit more complicated. Unfortunately, symbols that contain images no native part envelope legacy type and the great matches cannot be placed on a perspective grid. However, if a symbol is just plain artwork, you can put it on a perspective plane easily. Remember, though, to break the link to a symbol prior to put it on a perspective plan. Because if you don't using the added symbol, option will change the whole symbol definition. Not just this particular symbol. Instant. So there you go. This is how you can work with tax and symbols when you want to put them on the perspective Plane. In the next video, we'll talk about perspective, good options, so don't go away 6. 5How To Create Your Own Custom Grid: I think it would be best to explore the perspective, Could settings while creating your own custom perspective. Credit. So let's do that by going to the View menu Perspective grid. Define grid from the preset stab. We can choose one of the illustrators pre defined grids, 1.2 points or three point perspectives. The type TAP will allow us to choose one of the pretty find perspective grid presets. You can select the units to measure the grid size and the options. Here are centimeters, inches, pixels and points. The scale option determines the relation between the size of the art board and object in real life. So 1 to 100 means that one on our board equals to 100. In real life, 1 to 50 means that one on the art aboard equals 50 in real life and so on. And if you want, you can enter your own custom values right here. The grid line. Every option will determine the size of each cell. The viewing angle determines the positions of the left and right. Vanishing points from the Observer and the viewing distance describes the distance between the Observer and the seenem the horizon hide will basically mean on what level the observers eyes are going to be, and the third vanishing point option is enabled. When you selected the three point perspective, you can specify the X and Y coordinates here. You can also change the colors for the left, right and horizontal grits by selecting from the colors available right here, you can also select a custom color using the collar selector as well. Lastly, you can use the opacity slider to change your passage off the grid. To save the grid as a preset, click the safe, preset button and give your preset the name. I'm going to name my as my new precinct. And now, whenever we want to use our own great preset, all we need to do is to choose it from the presets right here. So that was the last piece of perspective information I wanted to share with you here. I hope that you'll like the class and that we will see each other in the next episode of the every illustrator to explain Siri's 7. Class Project: for the class project. I'd like you to use all the information that you learned in this class and put your artwork into perspective. I mean, you can grab one of your logos that you created in the past, or maybe an I can anything you created in the past in Illustrator and then just attach it to any perspective Plane. If you don't want to do that or if you don't have any artwork that you find suitable for this kind of experimentation, here's what you can do. You can just grab that type tool just like so and just type in, for instance, your name your maybe your website. The dress, your Facebook handle, your instagram handle your twitter handle anything you on the share. Of course, it could be just your name if you want and just type it in. So in my case, I am going to type in the name of my website, just like so dot com And maybe I'm going to make it bigger and you can do with the front whatever you want. You can of course, change it if you want. So let me just I'm gonna go with Monserrat. Why not and make it bold and I think I'm going to make it a different color. Maybe this red color all maybe not. Maybe this color, why not? And what we have to do now is to just to make sure that, well, the desired plane is active just like so. And then I'm just going to grab the perspective selection told, grabbed the taxed and put it in perspective, just like so. And if I know, just get rid of them. Just get rid off the perspective grid. If I just can't click it as you can see, sometimes it can be really tedious to close it. I'm going to have my my well website. So this is what I would like you to do. Just grab any artwork of your choosing or you can just type in your name, your website, address anything you want. Your Facebook handled Twitter handle instagram handle anything really you want. But just use the perspective. Good to put that tax in perspective. So again, I hope you like the class. I hope you learned a thing or two and I really would like it to Well, I encourage you to a submit your class project. And if you like the class, please give it a thumbs up. Because both the class project and your opinion and your advice is really valuable to me. And it really makes this class more visible more discoverable to other students. Just like you. You want toe? Want to learn the subject? So that's all for me. My name is David Tyminski. Have a nice design.