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Illustrator CC Perspective Tool

by Laurie Ruhlin

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.

What you'll learn

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

Laurie is an Adobe Certified Expert & Adobe Certified Instructor in both InDesign and Illustrator. As an active user of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Muse, she creates brochures, catalogs, web sites, logos, t-shirt graphics and photo collages. From her 20+ years of diverse graphic design freelance work, Laurie brings a wealth of real-world knowledge into the classroom and projects. She truly enjoys teaching both the basics to the emerging designer as well as tips and tricks to the advance... more

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