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How do I create a depth illusion effect with a spots pattern in Illustrator?

I need help creating such a graphic in illustrator or photoshop using simple tools and maintaining the perspective effect in sharp folds (contrary to wrap tools) I tried mesh tool but couldn't figure ...
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What do you call this type of top down, not really 3D, perspective?

It's not isometric, it's not one point, maybe top down? I want to Google it and don't know how. Thanks
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Which software renders a planar projection of a 3D object as a vector graphic?

I would like to create two-dimensional projections of three-dimensional geometrical objects. The drawings should be in a vector format, SVG or PDF, which can be imported by Inkscape or Adobe ...
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Am I supposed to draw cartoon faces in orthographic or perspective projection?

I am doing exercises from Fun With A Pencil and now I have to draw spheres And now I have a question - am I supposed to draw them in orthographic projection or in perspective? For example if I am to ...
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How do I depict a ramp from a top down 2D perspective?

I'm writing an android app and can't figure out how to display a ramp (could be a bump, like a speed bump, but preferably a ramp) from a top down 2d vie
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How to construct a cube in 3-point perspective

I want to construct a correct cube in three-point perspective (not eyeball it). Assuming I have a horizon line, the three vanishing points and one edge of the cube (line a), how do I know how long the ...
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In a 2 vanishing points perspective system, can anything be placed to the right of the RVP?

When using a 2 point perspective system, it is always advisable to place the vanishing points outside of the composition, so the shapes do no look forced and distorted. If the angle of the object is ...
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Add perspective to Bitmap in Inkscape

I have a 3D monitor drawn in Inkscape and I'd like to add a screenshot into the region. I have tried to skew, but the shape is too irregular. I have also tried to apply an envelope (Extensions -> ...
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How to warp text to simulate paper curl effect, in Illustrator?

I have an object with some perspective, to simulate a paper curl effect (blue sticker on image below). How do I apply the same effect to text (i.e., how do I make the purple text look like it is ...
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Drawing in Perspective: Fit sphere into cube

Assuming I have a cube drawn in two-point perspective (or even three-point). I'd like to draw a sphere inside the cube such that it touches all sides. A sphere becomes a circle on paper. How do I ...
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How-to hand drawn 3D effect

I'm trying to get my head around why the below drawing creates the illusion of 3D. I want to know how this is done. Thanks.
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Illustrator CS5 brick pattern with perspective

I created a curving arrow shape that starts wide at the bottom and thins out near the top where the point is. I also created a brick pattern swatch but when I apply it to the shape it appears like the ...
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Placing text on perspective pane

I have the following shape and text which I'm trying to lay on the shape. I certainly tried to put text on ground plane (not illustrated in screenshot), but I'm not able to get exactly the ...
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Simplest way to create a product box image

Would like to present our products as pictures of 3D product boxes like this: I think Adobe Illustrator with the persepctive tool could to it, but I wondered if there is maybe something even ...
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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
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Perspective/non-linear blends with a common centre

In illustrator, if you want to take a blend between two objects with a specified number of steps and give it a perspective-like effect - changing the curve of the blend from linear to non-linear so ...
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Anamorphic Perspective in Illustrator or Photoshop?

I'm trying to find a way to distort artwork to emulate those crazy chalk art pieces you see all the time, like this: I know how it's done: ...but I'm wondering if there is an Illustrator or ...
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Change the direction of perspective in Illustrator

I did not see this question here after a search but I was curious to know how do you change the direction of Illustrator's perspective grid from the default: To something like this:
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How to create a vanishing point on a curved surface?

How do I create the effect of a viewer looking at the interior of a flat parabolic surface that seems to stretch off into infinity? Please see the following image for an illustration of the idea. ...
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Achieving same effect on a play button as show in this image

as you can see in image the rectangle has this boxy look, I was trying to get same look on my play button, but it always turned out wrong, can anyone please edit the image and give that play button ...
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When to use one-point versus two-point perspective drawing?

Are there any general rules of thumb on whether to use one-point or two-point perspective? EDIT: I should point out that I'm asking this question in the context of general art and painting.
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How do I rotate the “angle” or “perspective” of an image to fit inside of an object? (Photoshop)

I'm trying to fit a flat, straight-forward image into the slightly angled iPhone below. I don't know the difference between perspective, warp, skew, etc. and I'm not sure which tool I should use to ...
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Change Website Screenshot to 3D Perspective

Using Photoshop I want to mimic what moz.com does with their product tour. I have a screen shot of my website and I want change the perspective to look like this: http://moz.com/products/tour What's ...
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Stacking Images Using Photoshop

I'd like to arrange a few images like the following arrangement: Could someone guide me on how to do this in Photoshop? I am not sure whether it's related to perspective but I am not trying to ...
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How to z-rotate a rectangle in perspective using inskcape?

I have managed to draw a limited perspective sketch in Inkscape. My aim is to add rectangles in perspective (like the black one already in the picture) but rotating on the z axis (xy plane) to ...
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Anti aliasing for skewed typography in PS

The white rectangle that contains the typography is a Smart Object that was skewed with Edit > Transform > Perspective. The problem is that when the it's skewed and then resized (smaller) the text ...
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How to create an anamorphic design, art piece or sculpture in a given space?

I am very interested in the anamorphic works of Felice Varini or Georges Rousse. Building upon a very old optical illusion (found in graphical works as early as 1533), it relies on a simple trick that ...
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Perspective without a vanishing point?

I am trying to recreate this figure (mainly the stacking of images) in Abobe Illustrator: but using perspectives I get the following: How do I go about either removing the vanishing points, or ...
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Perspective transform on a raster image in Illustrator

All I want is the Illustrator equivalent of what right-click -> Perspective does in Photoshop. Normally I would just use the Free Transform Tool, but it doesn't appear to let me do it with an imported ...
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Perspective guidelines in Inkscape

I am working on a project that will require me to build simple perspective views of real-life environments. The images need to be draw in Inkscape (I plan to extract sections layer-by-layer). Is ...
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How can I create a spherical perspective grid in Photoshop or Illustrator

How can I create a spherical perspective grid (six point perspective) in Photoshop or Illustrator CS5 where the poles are shown on the top and the bottom (exactly like the image below). I have ...
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Anamorphic Design Process

I'm hoping that designers that can lend their expertise on anamorphic designs. It is not a new concept but not a lot of info on how it can be done easily. What are the steps involved to create ...
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How to wrap text on a curved path with perspective?

I need to replace some text in a photograph where the curved path is on a plane not perpendicular to the camera. I am using PS/AI CS4. This example is actually harder than the one I'm working on, ...
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Is it possible to add perspective effects to type objects in Illustrator CC?

I'd like to apply a perspective effect to some type in Illustrator (CC 2015 OSX) but the perspective options are greyed out. I tried to create outlines and rasterise but that didn't resolve the issue. ...
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How to use a vector mockup with perspective?

I don't know how to explain what do I want, so I put some images to explain that. We have a vector mockup here for example (image 1). There is no problem with this mockup because you need just put ...
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How to distort a jpeg on osx?

I have a photographed document that unfortunately is slightly in perspective. (Details: I took a photo of the document with Photo Booth but couldn't really make it perfectly vertical and no longer ...
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What is this style of game art called?

I am working on an android game, and I found this image while search for 8 bit graphics. I really like this style of the visuals, specifically the 45 degree perspective mixed with the blockiness of 8 ...
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Do 3d Programs calculate perspective?

Recently I've started reading up on colour theory, perspective and such fundamentals. There are several things I find puzzling, and this question is motivated by the issue 'How trustworthy are 3D ...
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How can I transform patterns in Illustrator to simulate a perspective?

I am using rectangles filled with patterns to create the walls of a room. I have transformed the rectangles, to simulate perspective, but the patterns do not reflect these transformations - they ...
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How to superimpose one image on another that has a different perspective? [duplicate]

I would like to take the menu image, below, and superimpose it on top of the screen in the image below it, so it looks like the person is looking at that on their screen. Is this easily done in ...
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Poser-like plugin to help with drawing human figure in Illustrator?

Is there a plugin that gives you a poser (human figure) to play with in Adobe Illustrator, sort of like the perspective grid tool but with an actual human you can rig and move the camera around? ...
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Curvilinear perspective with Gimp

How could I make a curvilinear perspective with Gimp? I've found out making a linear perspective, but not curvilinear. My guess was that there were any way to move the single points in the grid, and ...
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How to specify a transformation in GIMP

I have a specific perspective transformation that I want to apply to an image. How can I enter the matrix values manually in GIMP instead of playing around with stretching the image until the numbers ...
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Can shapes be made to continue across grid planes in Illustrator's perspective tool?

I made a logo sketch that I decided to make inside the Illustrator perspective tool. This logo has shapes that wrap around a 3d rectangular shape. I looked around on the web and found some ...
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perspective pattern on object in illustrator

Currently I am working om a project were I need to make a pattern in perspective on an object. For this I used Envelope distort -> make with top object. For each side I made a seperate envelope ...
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How can I create a polar (radial?) perspective grid in Photoshop CS5?

I would like to create a perspective grid in Photoshop that would have the effect of looking through a cylinder. From searching online I think this is referred to as a 'polar' perspective grid. I ...
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Manipulating the axis of a 2D graphic

I have made a flat 2D design in Illustrator that I want to change the viewer's perspective on. So where it is currently being viewed head-on or top-down, I'd like to skew the projected viewing angle ...
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Inkscape - set perspective on filter

Is it possible to modify object with texture generated by filter on it to make this texture follow modification? Simply changing path gives me this efect: As you see the square has changed, but ...
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How can I create perspective in Sketch 3

Is it possible to create perspective in Sketch 3? (i.e. https://www.behance.net/gallery/26322013/SkyAdventures) In Photoshop, I would use a perspective tool, but I'm not sure how to do this in ...
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Setting exact angle between paths in Inkscape

So I want to draw a line of pseudo-3D boxes with a changing amount of "segments" of constant width (e.g. a box of 3 segments of 60p width, 180p in all, and one of 6 segments of 60p width, 360p in ...