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Using the perspective grid to simulate three-dimensional objects and text

This article contains two examples and one hands-on tutorial that demonstrate how you can place objects and editable text on the FreeHand perspective grid to simulate three-dimensional space. This is called foreshortening.

Using foreshortening, you can make an object (or part of an object) that is closer to you appear larger than an object (or part of an object) that is farther away. For example, you can make a company logo that appear to get smaller as it gets closer to the horizon line.

What does the perspective grid do?
Create a foreshortened navigation bar
Editing text snapped to the perspective grid
Using the perspective grid more effectively


Robin Hunt-Smith

4/30/01

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