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    Unhappy Perspective Grid

    Hi, I apologize for this noob question but I'm having issues with the perspective grid.

    When I go to Canvas>show Grid. I'm expecting to see the "default" (as it says on designertoday.com) ya know, something like two point perspective, however it just comes up as a flat grid. My cursor turns into a no sign. And I can't move the edges to create a new grid. I googled it but I couldn't find any similar topics.

    I don't know what to do. :/

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    Painter 11 Help file:
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    To activate or hide the default perspective grid

    With an image open, click the following from the menu bar: Canvas menu > Perspective Grids > Show Grid or Hide Grid.

    To create a new perspective grid

    1. Choose Canvas menu > Perspective Grids > Show Grid.

    2. If necessary, adjust the perspective gridlines.
    For more information, see "To adjust the perspective gridlines".

    3. On the property bar, enable the check boxes corresponding to the grids you want to see.

    4. Choose a color for the horizontal and vertical gridlines in the Horizontal Grid Color box and Vertical Grid Color box.

    5. Enter a value in the Spacing box.

    6. On the property bar, click the Add Preset button.

    7. In the Save Preset dialog box, enter a name in the Save As box.

    To reset the perspective grid defaults at any time, click the Reset Tool button on the property bar.

    To open a perspective grid

    1. In the toolbox, click the Perspective Grid tool.

    2. On the property bar, choose a grid from the Presets pop-up menu.


    To adjust the perspective gridlines

    1. Choose Canvas menu > Perspective Grids > Show Grid.

    2. In the toolbox, click the Perspective Grid tool.

    3. To move the horizontal plane grid, hold the cursor over the nearest edge of the horizontal plane grid. The cursor becomes a double-pointed arrow.

    4. Drag to move the horizontal plane grid up or down.

    5. To move the vertical plane grid, hold the cursor over the nearest edge of the vertical plane grid. The cursor becomes a double-pointed arrow.

    6. Drag to move the vertical plane grid left or right.

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    Also check out this article:
    http://www.2d-digital-art-guide.com/...tive-grid.html

    The perspective grid is very limited and unfortunately I have not figured out how to use it for 2point Perspective. That article provides a workaround with the pen tool.

    I hope that helps.

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    Voted no, but actually I often use perspective grids...I just make them myself with the line tool. With some practice it goes really fast.

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    It's a nice idea, but poorly implemented.

    To be of better use, it should include 3-point perspective, and the user should be able to rotate the grid (sometimes an angled horizon line is called for, but this is impossible with the current tool).

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    Wow i didnt know painter has a perspective grid, i guess im going to use it xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivansz View Post
    Wow i didnt know painter has a perspective grid, i guess im going to use it xD
    Don't get too excited. As mentioned above, it's not the sharpest tool in the box.

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