Illustrator CC Perspective Tool

Drawing in perspective allows you to converge all objects towards a common vanishing point. This course teaches you to set up the grid, draw on different planes, and more using the Illustrator Perspective Tool. Software required: Adobe Illustrator.
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Rating
(22)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 3, 2017
Duration
1h 18m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(22)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 3, 2017
Duration
1h 18m
Description

Sometimes drawing with Illustrator's Perspective Tool can leave you perplexed - even when doing something so simple as turning off the grid after you choose the tool. In this course, Illustrator CC Perspective Tool, you will learn to customize and draw on the Perspective Grid in Illustrator. First, you'll learn about the perspective grid - switch from 1, 2, and 3-point perspective and draw on the correct grid plane. Next, you'll draw 2 realistic projects using 2-point and 3-point perspective. You'll draw an iPhone in 2-point perspective, and a gift box, complete with a bow, in 3-point perspective. You'll work with swatches, gradients, blending modes, effects, the pen tool, and shape builder tool. Finally, you'll learn to create cast shadows and reflections, using effects and opacity masks. When you're finished with this Illustrator course, you'll not only knowledgeable about the perspective tool, but you will also learn many advanced tips and tricks as you draw complex illustrations in Illustrator. Software required: Adobe Illustrator.

About the author
About the author

Laurie Ruhlin is an Adobe Certified Instructor for InDesign and Illustrator She currently teaches at a training center in Chicago as well as onsite for a variety of companies. With over 20+ years in Graphic Design and Production she enjoys showing her students new tricks!

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music playing) Hi everyone, my name is Laurie Ruhlin. Welcome to my course, Illustrator CC Perspective Tool. I'm an Adobe certified instructor in Illustrator and InDesign, and I teach these programs both in a live classroom and online. Illustrator's perspective tool has perplexed many beginner and advanced Illustrator users since its introduction in CS5. With a few tips, you'll quickly understand why this tool is so powerful. In this course, you will learn how to turn on and off the perspective grid, customize the type of perspective, and learn to draw objects on the correct grid. I'll show you some great shortcuts that are essential to drawing in perspective. As we draw our two projects, you will learn much more than simply Illustrator's perspective tool. By the end of this course, you'll know how to customize the grid, draw objects directly on the grid plane, and use the perspective selection tool to drag text and other already drawn objects into the correct grid. You'll also learn how to enhance any object with the Appearance panel to add multiple strokes or fills, work with gradients, use opacity and blending modes, and we'll also create a cast shadow and a reflection for a more realistic drawing. Before you start this course, you should be familiar with Illustrator's drawing tools, such as drawing rectangles, ellipses, and lines. You should also know how to select and move objects, add a fill and a stroke, and have a solid working knowledge of Illustrator. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about drawing in perspective with the Illustrator CC Perspective Tool course here at Pluralsight.