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Hello. Are you struggling with perspective and/or making a perspective grid? Well today, I am going to teach you how to make an EASY perspective grid in Adobe Photoshop CS6.  

:note: This can work on any Adobe Photoshop Software. And I am also not sure if this'll work with other programs just to clarify.

  1. Open (if you have Photoshop) Photoshop

2. Make any size document you want. 

3. Draw a nice straight line in the middle of the canvas or wherever you want it. That'll act as your horizon line!

Horizon Line: The Horizon Line (in Perspective) is the level at where your eyes are focusing. For example
Perspective Photo3 by iingo

As you can see with this photo, the middle area of the photo is the Horizon Line and you cannot see anything else past it. It's where your eye level is at currently as the clouds above is basically the Worm's Eye View while looking at the road below you is a semi Bird's Eye View.


The Vanishing Point: That's is where you'll be able to see where the perspective line come to you from the horizon line.

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Here is a line I drew in the middle of the canvas on Photoshop. As you can see, that is the Horizon Line currently. 

4. Use the Polygon Tool

This is a very IMPORTANT part of making the perspective grid.

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  • Go to the Rectangle Tool next to the Path Selection Tool and right click (or click the tiny triangle) and you'll see different options. Click the Polygon tool! 

5. Make sure you're on the right settings.

Now when using the Polygon Tool, you need to make sure you have the right settings. 

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  • Make sure you are on Shape. The Shape act as a Vector which means adjusting it will keep the same pixels as you transform it. You can also choose path or pixels, but shape is the most recommended.
  • Look for the Gear icon on the tool bar after clicking the Polygon Tool.
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  • Click on the gear's tiny triangle and then you will see different options to choose. Choose the star option.
    • Note :note:, on older versions on Photoshop, the gear doesn't exist. To find the box with the star option, click on the upside down triangle and then you will see the option to change it.

  • Be sure you have your stroke and fill on and both with the same color. You can also have any thick line size you want. I would recommend using 1-3pt if you want to see your lines nice, thin, and easy to see. 
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  • Change the sides to 100. That way you can have the most lines possible to create a good looking grid. You can have the option to have less lines.
  • Change the indent size to 99%. It cannot go any higher than 99%. 
  • As the picture says, make sure the indent size is at 99%, otherwise your indent size will create a thicker middle section and the lines will not be straight out thin.
  • Once it's at 99%, you'll get lines that look
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As you can see, the middle area is a very small circle. That can aid you when making a perspective grid.

5. Now to make the perspective grid

  • Let's make a One-Point Perspective Grid first

Drag your mouse on the horizon line wherever you want the dot to be. That will act as your vanishing point.

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NOW YOU HAVE AN EASY ONE-POINT PERSPECTIVE GRID! :) But what if you want a Two-Point Perspective Grid?

  • Making a Two-Point Perspective Grid

This process is actually very easy!

  • Zoom out your canvas (if you're close to canvas) so that you can see the negative space out of the canvas. You can either use the Navigator Icon or the Magnifying Glass to Zoom out. 
  • Luckily the Shape Vector can help you see where your lines are at. 
  • Drag your mouse to create lines that can fill the canvas far from the canvas.
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  • Duplicate your polygon using Ctrl J and press the shift tool to move the layer straight to the other side of the outside space of the canvas to make the lines connect.

Now that you have a Two-Point Perspective, you can create perspective boxes and triangles and many more shapes

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Here's an example of what I drew with the grid! 


You can duplicate one of the layers of the polygon and move it over the canvas or under it. And you'll get this in the end

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You can make as many perspective points as you need just by using that easy method! 

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Here's a nice 4-Point Perspective Grid I made.

Here's a picture school building I made using the easy method.5copy by iingo

I hope this method helped you out.

Thank you for reading. :heart:

Coming out
Well...u know I'm busy. I have my exams starting this Thursday. So obviously my mother isn't letting me sit on computer or watch TV or whatever (only the tab). But u know, I can't 'always' keep reading. I just take rest that free time, I'm making TLK sketches on paper which I'd digitalised after the exams. Btw, I'll not digitalise all drawings. So...asking which one you'd want to see first of these:
1. Realistic Nala, Kiara and Kion
2. Uru and Taka in the morning
3. A drawing of cub Kopa
4. Scar with his lion guard members

Select for two drawings, okay? Well...bit I was just wanting to do the number 1 most :D
Alright..Its my first time really getting a Stryx And I really have no money what so ever, nor points..and I reaaallly want one >n< Can any one help me out on this? I mean it might be to much for me ask vwv' So can anyone help me get my first Stryx?
Niksput of the Orbitons by Katonator
species: mixel
tribe: orbitons
first appearance: mixel moon madness (2015)

deafeated king nixel
became leader of the orbitons
he mixed with burnard
deafeated the glowkies

can fly with his wings
can use his jetpack

too cheerful
attacks has consequences
if he breaks the consequences he gets terrified 

(niksput: huh, is he threatning us?)

Yumeiro no Enogu Notes

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:17 AM
Over the past week I've streamed several times and I've been asked a few times about this particular software, and I'd like to make a few notes to clarify things a little.

  • It is NOT for digital art. Even though it is a software on the computer used for creating artworks, it is definitely not meant for artists who produce artwork digitally. It is a paint physics simulation program designed to simulate traditional watercolor painting in real life. Therefore it's just a "simulation" at best, though personally I'd just call it a "toy", because you play with it and get familiar with how paint and water behave in a real-life setting before you venture out and try it on real paper (which can be quite expensive).

  • As if I can't stress it hard enough, there are no layers, no transform, no selection, and no paint bucket (flood fill). Basically anything you'd use regularly in your everyday digital art program isn't there, except undo. Even when you use undo, you're limited to undoing actions to the canvas only, and only when the clock (will explain below) is turned off. Treat it as if you're holding a piece of paper in your talons in real life. Would you be able to somehow miraculously move a fragment of your drawing from one place to another on your canvas, or distort a portion of your pencil sketches? The answer is obviously a big, fat NO.

  • Keep in mind that the eraser tool can only erase pencil markings, and not paint. To get paint off the canvas, you'd have to use a clean brush, load it with water, and then gently lift the paint off. Repeat if there's still paint left on the area you wish to clean. Make sure the canvas is dry before and after the cleaning process. Any water left on the canvas will most certainly cause unwanted mixing. Thankfully, with this software you can dry the canvas with just one click, unlike in real life where you have to wait for half an hour or however long it takes for the paper to dry completely.

  • Make good use of the palette. The program only supplies you with 6 colors, plus white and black. As for mixing the paint, the program uses the subtractive algorithm. For example, red and green makes a diarrhea-ish brown color, instead of yellow. Every time you add white or black paint to the mix, you lose saturation, so if you made a color too deep, you can’t correct it by adding white to it. You’ll only end up creating a greyish version of your color. On a side note, you can actually save and export your palette to a file, in case if you accidentally clear it (the clear palette button is right next to the clear brush button) or you want to save it for a later painting. It would be a good idea to mix your colors well in advance before your start painting, because space on your palette is quite limited.

  • Keep an eye on your paint and water meters, as well as the map of your brush stroke, at all times. The map, is quite self-explanatory. It gives a visualization of your brush stroke as well as where and what color(s) are distributed on your brush, with the tip being where you begin your stroke. The map is useful for an advanced technique where you pick up two different colors with your brush, however I won’t be explaining it here because it is by no means necessary for normal painting. The paint and water meters, on the other talon, is much more important than the map. As you draw, your brush will run out of paint and/or water that is loaded on it. Adding water dilutes your paint, however it will make the stroke go much longer. If your colors start to run thin, it’s probably a good idea to load up on some more paint and water. You have to do this manually, which can be quite tedious and time-consuming, but that’s just how you would normally paint in real life.

  • There’s a little clock (or stopwatch, whatever it is) on the top menu bar. This feature allows paint to automatically diffuse across the canvas, giving the typical edges you would normally see in a real watercolor painting. There’s a catch, however, is that when you turn on the clock, you can no longer use undo. It also erases the undo history of everything up to that point. Therefore, before you turn on the clock, it would be wise to save the canvas first. How the diffusion works is simple: Water diffuses from areas with more water to areas with less water. As water moves around, it carries paint along and mixes them in the process. For example, if there are two adjacent areas that are both wet, diffusion would allow the paints to melt into each other. If one area is wet and the other is dry, the wet area will deposit its paint along the border while expanding into the dry area, creating the watercolor edges effect. Of course, if the canvas is completely devoid of water, then nothing will happen. You may turn off the clock at any time, however the longer your leave the clock on, the longer the diffusion will continue, so turn it off when you’re satisfied to avoid creating a mess.

Last but not least, these points I covered apply to watercolor painting in real life as well. However, this is only applicable if you’re using high quality watercolor papers (200~300g/m2), which can be very expensive (as aforementioned). If you’re using ordinary paper such as printer paper, then you’ll have to deal with nasty problems such as cockling (warping), paint bleeding through, or even paper breaking apart from too much water.

All that said, for those of you who are feeling adventurous, you can give it a try and get the feeling of traditional watercolor paintings before deciding to buy your art supplies.

Link is here: 夢色の絵の具

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