How to Get Rid of Perspective Grid in Illustrator

Wondering how to get rid of perspective grid in Illustrator? Don’t worry, we are here to help.

Adobe Illustrator doesn’t need any special introduction. If you are familiar with Adobe products, then you must be familiar with Adobe Illustrator as well.

To be specific Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics software. You can design, art, draw, and do a lot more using Adobe Illustrator. The software is packed with features and tools.

As a matter of fact, even professional Adobe Illustrator users don’t know all the features that Illustrator offers. For example, many people want to know about the Perspective Grid.

Chances are you are here to get familiar with the perspective grid tool better. And, we are going to explain a few things about this tool in this post.

So, if you are ready, then let’s begin…

What is the Perspective Grid in Adobe Illustrator?

Typically, you will find a list of numerous tools on the left-hand side of the main screen on Adobe Illustrator. Among them, one tool is the perspective grid. This tool is for advanced designs.

So you will need to master using the tool first. After you have got good with this particular tool, you will perform new and unique things on Adobe Illustrator.

Undo Perspective Grid in Illustrator

In short, the perspective grid allows the user to bring texts, symbols, objects, etc. in perspective. Under the Perspective tool, you will find two tools such as Perspective Grid Tool and Perspective Selection Tool.

You can bring out the specific tool by clicking on the ‘Perspective Grid Tool’ icon from the tool list on the screen’s left side.

The icon will look like a diagonal checker box. You can press the ‘SHIFT+P’ keys simultaneously on your keyboard, and the Perspective Grid tool will be activated.

Now that you are familiar with the perspective grid in Adobe Illustrator, let’s learn how to use it.

How to Turn Off Perspective Grid in Adobe Illustrator?

First, we will cover how to undo or reset the perspective grid. A lot of new users have complained that once the Perspective Grid tool is selected, they cannot remove it from the screen.

So, they want to learn how to reset/remove/undo/delete the perspective grid in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Get Rid of Perspective Grid in Illustrator

Lucky for you, there are multiple ways you can undo the perspective grid in Illustrator. And we are going to share them one by one in this section.

Method #1 Using the Plane Switching Widget

Once you have activated the ‘Perspective Grid Tool’, you will notice the ‘Plane Switching Widget’ on the top left corner of the screen. It will look like a rounded 3D box.

There will be an ‘X’/‘Cross’ icon on the top-left corner of that widget. So, take your mouse pointer over that widget and click on the ‘X’ icon. When you have taken the mouse cursor over the ‘X/Cross’ icon, you will see a popup labeled ‘Hide Grid’.

Once you have clicked on that, the perspective grid will disappear from the screen. Or else, you can also press the ‘ESC’ key on the keyboard to undo the perspective grid.

Method #2 Using the ‘View’ Menu

There is another way of removing the Perspective Grid from the screen. To this, you have to use the ‘View’ menu from the top menu bar. Here’s how…

how to undo the perspective grid in Illustrator

Steps to Follow

  • First, click on the ‘View’ option from the top menu bar
  • Then, hover the mouse pointer over or click on the ‘Perspective Grid’ option from the dropdown menu
  • In doing so, there will be another dropdown menu with a few more options. From there, you have to click on the ‘Hide Grid’ option
  • Remember, if the Perspective Grid tool is not activated, you can also activate it using the same method
  • To do that, navigate to the ‘View>Perspective Grid>Show Grid’ option, and it will appear on the screen

Method #3 Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Both of the above-mentioned methods are great. However, they are not fast enough. So it could hamper your productivity while trying those methods to activate/hide the Perspective Grid tool.

As a result, we are sharing the easiest and fastest way to hide or turn off the Perspective Grid tool.

Wondering how to undo the perspective grid in Illustrator? Don't worry, we are here to help.

To remove the Perspective Grid, press the ‘CTRL+SHIFT+I’ keys simultaneously on your keyboard. If you want to bring the tool once again, you can use the same ‘CTRL+SHIFT+I’ shortcut on your Windows PC.

That is it. Now you know how to reset or undo or hide or turn off the Perspective Grid tool in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Use Perspective Grid in Illustrator

The Perspective Grid tool is a very useful tool in Adobe Illustrator. It has many usages. Once you get to know all the ways you can use the perspective grid tool, you will be able to handle many new projects without any problem.

In this part of the post, we will be talking about how to use the perspective grid tool in Adobe Illustrator. However, as you have already guessed that this is not a basic tool. Rather it is a complex one.

So we cannot teach you everything about this particular tool in one article. Rather, we will be touching on the most important topics regarding the perspective grid tool in Illustrator.

As a result, you will have a basic idea about the perspective grid tool and will be able to use it more freely from now on.

Types of Perspectives in Adobe Illustrator

First of all, we will start with the basics. For your information, there are 3 types of perspectives in Adobe Illustrator. They are 1-point, 2-point, and 3-point perspectives. The difference between these 3 types of perspectives is the vanishing points.

As the name suggests, on 1-point perspective, you will see one vanishing point. On the other hand, on 2-point perspective, you will see 2 vanishing points. Whereas on 3-point perspectives, you will see 3 vanishing points.

How to Choose Different Types of Perspective?

There are many ways you can cycle between types of perspectives on Adobe Illustrator.

However, the easiest way is to navigate to View>Perspective Grid> One Point Perspective/Two Point Perspective/ Three Point Perspective> [1P-Normal View]/ [2P-Normal View]/ [3P-Normal View].

You have to choose the particular perspective type you want using the steps we have just mentioned here.

How to Manipulate the Perspective Grid in Adobe Illustrator

Once you have selected the Perspective Grid tool from the toolbox, you will see the perspective grid on the screen. There will be vanishing points at the edges of the perspective grids. So, you will be able to click and hold on to those vanishing points to drag the perspective grid.

You will see that each plane on the perspective grid has a different color. And if you want you can actually change the color of those planes separately. Here’s how you can do that. First of all, you will need to click on the View option from the top bar.

Then navigate to Perspective Grid> Define Grid option. In doing so, you will see a new popup window has appeared on the screen. You can easily change the color of those planes from this window. After you have chosen or changed the colors, you should click on the OK button to save the changes.

In addition to changing colors, you can also customize the perspective in more ways in that popup window. For example, you can change the scale, viewing angle, viewing distance, horizon height, opacity, etc., and more.

Once you have selected the Perspective Grid tool on Adobe Illustrator, you will see a widget appearing on the left side of the screen. This will be above the toolbox. With the help of this, you will be able to select on which plane you are going to apply the perspective.

You have to first click on it to activate it. Then you will be able to change the planes by clicking on 1, 2, or 3 on the keyboard.

How to Attach Objects to Perspective on Adobe Illustrator

There is a very easy way to attach any created objects to Adobe Illustrator. However, you will have to have the object or artwork created in the first place. After that, you will have to follow the following steps.

Steps to Follow

  • First of all, you have to select the particular plane one which you want to attach the object. So you can select the active plane using the cube icon from the Perspective Grid Widget.
  • After you have selected a plane, you need to navigate to Object > Perspective > Attach to Active Plane

This will attach the object to the active plane. You can select another plane from the cube widget, and follow the steps above to place objects on those planes.

How to Release Objects with Perspective

Yes, if you want you can release an object with a perspective view. Here’s how to do it.

Steps to Follow

  • First of all, you have to click on the Object option
  • Then you have to click on the Perspective option
  • After that, you will have to click on the Release with Perspective option

In doing so, the particular object will be released from the associated perspective plane. And you will be able to use it as normal artwork.

How to Move Perspective Grid in Illustrator

There are a few ways you can move the perspective grid. Here we will share the easiest way with you. To do that, you have to select the perspective grid tool using the SHIFT+P shortcut combo.

Now you will see a line at the very bottom/base of the grid. You can actually move the perspective by simply moving that particular line at the very base of the grid without any issues.

Another way is to click and hold on to the points on the perspective grid to drag or move the planes. If you want to move each plane of the perspective grid separately, then you have to click and hold on to the points that are on the bottom of the perspective grid. Using those points, you will be able to move the planes independently.

Wrap Up

There is no denying that Adobe Illustrator is one of the best – if not the best – software for illustrations, drawings, artwork, and graphic designing. It is full of useful features. One of them is the ‘Perspective Grid’ feature. This is a beneficial tool if you can use it.

This post has tried to share a few important pieces of information related to the ‘Perspective Grid’ menu options in Adobe Illustrator. We hope you will be able to undo it from now on after reading this post.

Still, if you have any other questions regarding Adobe Illustrator, you can let us know in the comment section. At the same time, if you also use Adobe Photoshop, you can read this informative post on ‘How to Get Rid of Selection Lines in Photoshop’.

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