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April 3, 2008
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Perspective Lines by alphamalezulu4 Perspective Lines by alphamalezulu4
I bought a dvd from gnomon workshop of a concept art tutorial by Mark Goerner. In it he had a file for perspective lines that he placed on his digital work and used as his guides... So I decided to make one myself. I actually made two sets. Two layers, the white layer is separate from the perspective lines.

All you do, after you download it... place whichever perspective lines (or both) into your image. Use the distort feature from the edit menu to make the perspective lines fill your image. (It's best if you are able to have your image mode set to 'full screen mode with menu bar'. Just tape your F key once and you should be able to get there)

Distort the lines to fill the page. Put them anywhere you need, hit ok and they'll be just fine. (NOTE: When you're distorting the lines, they will get pixelated, but they'll become very thin crsip lines when you're done. Trust me.)

Hope these work for you guys and gals... and please... by all means... you know anyone that isn't watching my page that needs these, tell em to come over and download em.
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xixar7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you!!!
ChristiVivar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I've been unsuccessful in trying to find how to make them myself! This is a real help! :hug:
tinakazeh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! I've been looking for this perspective lines everywhere. =)
rjbman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Aweosme... this rocks
orachel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
super useful. Going to try them out asap. I don't create dolls, but hoping these will help with shadow and light placement. Hell, couldn't hurt, right? lol Thanks! And will send ppl by to grab..these are handy.
alphamalezulu4 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
No problem. I don't think it will help with shadow and light placement. There's a few rules to light and shadow. If you decide to... I can try to give out a tutorial on my ustream show tuesday night. Check out my journal on tuesday for more information, if you wish.

I hope this does serve you well tho!
Dualmask Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I tried to create something like this for a couple of my drawings, but for some reason it never worked out right. I get the concept of perspective, but I guess it's where I place the vanishing points that cause problems.

This looks like it may help solve some of those problems, particularly since I'm planning to draw backgrounds 100% digitally in the future. Thanks for sharing. :)
alphamalezulu4 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
No problem man. The one thing as I believe I said in my description... you can put the vanishing points off to the sides of the image, like far off, IF you have your screen mode set so you can see the grey artboard surrounding it. It'll really make your life easier that way. Zoom in and out if you need to use 2 or 3 point perspective, so you can fit all three perspective grids on your screen. Distort them, move them and once you have it, zoom back in and start drawing. (Oh yeah, may want to lock your perspective layers so you don't draw on them instead of your drawing and painting layer *found out the hard way*) lol.
stourangeau Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Nice thanks for sharing.
alphamalezulu4 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
No problem! Hope they prove useful for ya. That is... if you downloaded them that is lol.
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