How to Draw in Perspective using IllustratorWhen creating an illustration or design using a perspective view, it is much easier to draw in perspective using Illustrator rather than Photoshop. You seem to have a lot more control, and the tools are quicker to use and help you to get the job done easier. Also, you can go outside of the document restraints if your vanishing point is on the edge of the page. You can make all sorts of guidelines to help you properly align your elements. Here, I created a mock theater design based off of dozens of photos that I compiled from the internet. With these, I took elements from different theaters that I like and created my own. This doesn’t exist in real life.
Using the Perspective Tools in Illustrator
Illustrator has a couple of built-in tools for creating artwork in the proper perspective. The perspective grid tool helps you to place objects in the proper perspective. When you select the Perspective Grid Tool, the default grid comes up, and each handle controls a different parameter of your perspective settings.
The diagram above shows what each point does. This will enable you to set up your design in perspective using Illustrator just how you need to in order to get the look that you want. The two points labeled Vanishing Point Will enable you to change the overall perspective angle of each face. You can move the Horizon lines up or down using the outer left and right points. You can make the grid taller or shorter by using the top and bottom grid points.
If you select the Perspective Selection tool, found under the Perspective Grid Tool, you will have the ability to choose which perspective that you can draw in before you draw your shapes. The icon is found in the top left of your screen in Illustrator. This will make it easy, because from now on, you will draw any new shapes in the perspective that you selected. I chose the left side, so now when I draw an ellipse, it will be in perspective. I can also move it back and forth in perspective using the Selection Tool.