- Setting Up the Perspective Grid for Type
- Working with Shapes vs. Type in Perspective
- Putting Type in Perspective
- Challenges of Using Type in Perspective Grids
- Final Advice on Working with Type in a Perspective Grid
Working with Shapes vs. Type in Perspective
Working with type is very different from working with shapes in a perspective grid. Follow these steps to compare the two processes:
- Using the perspective grid that you defined in the preceding section, select the left grid in the Active Plane widget (see Figure 3).
- Select the Rectangle tool. With your cursor anywhere on the artboard, draw a rectangle. Notice that the selected perspective grid is applied as you draw!
- Now let's try the same thing with type. This experience will be more revealing if you first choose the 60-point Impact font in the Character panel. Then select the Type tool and type the word TYPE (see Figure 4).
Figure 3 Selecting the left grid in the Active Plane widget.
Figure 4 Creating type in Perspective mode.
What just happened? We experienced viscerally the difference between creating shapes and type in a perspective grid. Namelyperspective is not applied to type when you create it. So how do you apply perspective to type? Read on.