Summary:

2 Point Perspective Drawing in Illustrator

    ●  Learn how to create the illusion of a three dimentional space on a flat surface.


Learn About:

Line Tool Scissors Tool Blob Brush

   •  This tutorial is part of the Drag and Drop Project.

Other People's Work:

Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.

           


Step #1: Open a New Document in Illustrator ~

Open a new Web Document in Illustrator with the following settings:


Step #2: Zoom Out ~

Hit the keyboard shortcut Cmd (⌘) - (minus) cmd key+ to zoom way out …

 

Step #3: Line Tool ~

Grab the Line Segment Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut (\) …

… holding Shift, drag a line across the screen:

 

 

 

Holding Shift keeps the line perfectly straight.

 


Step #4: Duplicate the Line ~

Get the Selection Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (v) …

direct selection tool

… and, holding the Alt (⌥)/Option key, duplicate the line.


Step #5: Direct Select Tool ~

Get the Direct Selection Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (a) …

… and highlight 2 end-points by dragging a box around what you want to select.


Step #6: Average ~

With two end-points selected, go to: Object > Path > Average

average both

… and pinch the two lines together.


Step #7: Expand the Lines ~

Using the Direct Selection Tool again, expand the lines a little to fit your space.


Step #8: Vertical Lines ~

Then draw a Vertical Line approximately like this:

 

 

 

Again, holding shift keeps the line perfectly straight …

 

Step #9: Group the Lines ~

Go to: Select > All, Right-Click and Group all 3 lines …

right-click

 


Step #10: Reflect and Copy ~

With the group of lines selected, either Right-Click or go to: Object > Transform > Reflect

… select "Vertical" and hit Copy …

… and now you have 2 groups of shapes:

4 lines


Step #11: Line-Up your Vertical Lines ~

Then line up your Vertical Lines by dragging one side over:


Step #12: Horizon Line ~

While holing Shift again, draw a Horizon line:


Step #13: Vanishing Points ~

Get the Blob Brush or hit the keyboard shortcut letters: (Shift (⇧) + b) shift key +

… and mark the Vanishing Points with a little blob:


Step #14: Erase the Inner Lines ~

With the shapes selected, go to: Object > Expand

… then get the Eraser Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letters: Shift (⇧) + E + e key

… and erase the overhanging lines.


Do both sides until your shape looks like this:


Step #15: Door ~

Get the Line Tool again and draw a new line radiating out from your vanishing point …

… and draw 2 Vertical Lines to make a door.


Erase the lines you dont need with the Eraser.


Step #16: Windows ~

Do some Windows on the other wall the same way …


Step #17: New Layer ~

Click on the Layers icon or go to: Window > Layers

Create New Layer and drag it below the others.


Step #18: Pen Tool ~

Get the Pen Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (p) …

… set your Fill color and turn OFF the Stroke …

… and connect the dots.


Step #19: Add a Gradient ~

With the Rectangle Box Selected, click the Gradient Tool.


Step #20: Set your Color ~

Double-Click the Gradient Slider and select a color …

Also do the other side, too.


Adjust the angle of your gradient here (if necessary).


Last Step: Save your Project and Attach ~

Go to: File > Save as … and save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.ai]

Attach it!


  •   ALWAYS save your projects like this:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

 

  •   DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.

 

  •   NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.