You can use Adobe Illustrator to create 3D graphics and objects. And if you need vanishing points, the Perspective Grid tool is extremely helpful and can be removed when designers don’t want it visible while creating.
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In this article, I will explain how to remove the perspective grid tool while designing in Adobe Illustrator. This may be helpful for those who don’t want to utilize perspective or are frustrated with its appearance on the screen.
Don’t worry. It isn’t hard to do at all! Let’s get to it.
- To enable or remove the Perspective Grid tool in Adobe Illustrator, click on the Perspective Grid button and either check the show or hide tool button.
- Depending on the type of device that you are using, there are a few shortcuts that will allow you to remove the Perspective Grid tool.
- If you can’t find a tool in the toolbox, it may be located in the Edit Toolbar button in the main toolbox. Click on that button to reveal all of the tool options in Illustrator.
How to Remove the Perspective Grid in Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator provides a powerful perspective grid tool that assists in creating realistic 3D illustrations and drawings. However, there are instances where you may want to remove the perspective grid to work on a flat design or simplify your workspace.
Here are the detailed steps to remove the perspective grid in Adobe Illustrator:
Step 1: Launch Adobe Illustrator and open the document containing the perspective grid that you want to remove.
Step 2: You will want to enable the Perspective Grid tool next. To do this, navigate to the View menu at the top of the application window. Then from the drop-down menu, select Perspective Grid to enable the perspective grid tool.
Step 3: Once you have the perspective grid enabled, a toolbar with additional options will become visible. On that toolbar, click on the Perspective Grid Tool option. (This will provide access to the perspective grid settings.)
Step 4: Within the perspective grid setting, you will see a checkbox that is labeled Hide Grid. By clicking on that box, you can temporarily hide the perspective grid from view.
If you want to turn the perspective grid back on, follow the same steps and uncheck that box! The setting will be changed to show the perspective grid.
Step 5: If you are looking to remove the perspective grid permanently, you can do this by heading to the View menu and choosing the Perspective Grid option.
In the submenu that appears, select “Hide Grid” to disable the perspective grid entirely.
Step 6: Once you have completed your modifications and removed the perspective grid, it’s essential to save your progress. Go to the overhead menu and choose File > Save > Save As to save your document with the updated changes.
Depending on the type of device that you are using, there are a few shortcuts that will allow you to remove the Perspective Grid tool without much effort.
If you are using a Mac, you can remove the Perspective Grid by clicking on the grid and then the Esc key on your keyboard.
Users can also use simultaneously click on the following buttons on their keyboard to enact the same maneuver: Shift + Command + I.
If you are using a PC, you can remove the Perspective Grid by clicking on Ctrl + Shift + I on your keyboard.
Knowing how to enable and remove the Perspective Grid can make designing different sorts of projects even easier! (And if you’re like me and get overwhelmed by too many things on the screen, this is a great skill to have!)
Do you have any tips or tricks for utilizing the Perspective Grid tool in Adobe Illustrator? Share your resources, thoughts, and advice in the comments down below!