2 Point Perspective Drawing in Illustrator
● Learn how to create the illusion of a three dimentional space on a flat surface.
✓ Line Tool ✓ Scissors Tool✓ Blob Brush
• This tutorial is part of the Drag and Drop Project.
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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) + 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) …
✓ … 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 …
✓ … 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 …
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:
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) + …
✓ … 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 + …
✓ … 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:
• 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.