- Selecting a Drawing Mode
- Creating Pixel Aligned Objects
- Creating Rectangles and Ellipses
- Creating Polygons and Stars
- Creating Line Segments
- Creating Arcs and Spirals
- Creating Grids
- Using the Shape Builder Tool
- Creating Perspective Objects
- Working with Perspective Objects
- Customizing a Perspective Grid
- Using the Selection Tool
- Using the Direct Selection Tool
- Using the Lasso Tool
- Using the Magic Wand Tool
- Selecting and Grouping Objects
- Selecting Similar Objects
- Saving and Editing Selections
- Moving Objects
- Duplicating Objects
- Aligning and Distributing Objects
- Transforming Objects
- Using the Free Transform Tool
- Rotating and Scaling Objects
- Reflecting and Shearing Objects
- Applying Multiple Transformations
- Reshaping Objects with Envelopes
Customizing a Perspective Grid
If you create your own perspective grid, you save it as a preset for use later. You can create a perspective grid by using the Define Grid command to set exacting measurements and options or by manually adjusting an existing grid, and then saving it as a preset, which you can edit at any time. When you create or work with an existing perspective grid, you can set grid options to show or hide the active plane widget, change the widget position, and specify which points you want to use to temporarily hide the active plane with the Shift key.
Set Perspective Grid Options
Double-click the Perspective Grid tool on the Tools panel.
Select the Show Active Plane Widget check box to display it.
Click the Widget Position list arrow, and then select a position.
Select the Anchor Point Of Perspective Artwork or the Intersection Of Gridlines check boxes to specify the points where you want to temporarily hide the active plane with the Shift key.
Create a Perspective Grid Preset
Click the View menu, point to Perspective Grid, and then click Define Grid to create a grid (steps 3 thru 6) or manually create one.
Click the View menu, point to Perspective Grid, and then click Save Grid As Preset.
Type a name for the preset.
Specify the perspective grid settings you want.
Specify the grid color & opacity settings you want.
To edit a grid preset, click the Edit menu, click Perspective Grid Presets, select a preset, click Edit, make changes, and then click OK.