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Illustrator - Perspective Tool in Illustrator CC


Illustrator CC Perspective Tool

The Perspective Tool in Illustrator CC can be useful. Drawing objects in perspective can be difficult, for instance if you want to draw a street with a vanishing point or if you want a 3D map of the UK. Please remember that you have to embed a vector image before you can use it in conjunction with the Perspective Grid Tool. In the video I accomplished this by going into Photoshop, and selecting the map and creating a path out of the selection. I then used the export paths to Illustrator feature to convert the paths into a format that could be opened in Illustrator.

  1. Place the image you want to use.
  2. Click on Embed at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the Perspective tool on the left.
  4. Choose the Perspective Selection tool.
  5. Then use the cube in the top left corner to choose the plane to which you want to add the object.
  6. Drag the object and see that it will align to the plane you selected on the cube.
  7. You can also use the Perspective Selection tool to resize the object in perspective.

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