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Perspective Drawing in Adobe Illustrator CS5 by Kaushik Agarwala, Gaurav Jain

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5. Measurement Aids in Perspective

The Perspective Grid in Illustrator is suited not only to drawing street scenes and landscapes where you just use the gradual diminution of objects towards vanishing points to make the illustration realistic; the Perspective Grid is also tailor-made for technical artists, offering different units, scale, rulers, measurement readouts on the grid and on panels. This lets you project create detailed technical illustrations in perspective, such as the elevation of a building, interior of an office or apartment, sketch of an automobile, sections of machine-tools, and so on.

Units and Scale

Over the course of several releases, Illustrator users have become accustomed to units such as point, pica, inch, centimeter, ...

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