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Need a quick perspective reference? Try this easy Vanishing Point trick

Added on Tuesday 22nd of August 2006 07:03 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS2

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


I really enjoyed your article in the June 2006 issue of Inside Photoshop about the Vanishing Point filter. I am definitely a self-proclaimed perspective idiot! One thing I’d like to do (but not sure if I can) is take my grid from the Vanishing Point dialog box and place it on a layer. That way it’s always visible while I work in my document. Is this possible or am I asking too much?


It is possible! First you’ll need to create a new layer, though. Your reference grid won’t be editable in the layers palette like it is in the Vanishing Point filter dialog box—it’s placed as part of the image. Next, you’ll need to set up a perspective grid in the Vanishing Point dialog box. Choose Filter > Vanishing Point and add the perspective planes to your image. Then, press [option] ([Alt] in Windows) and click OK. Th...