If you simply want quick perspective, without the entire "lock to Perspective Grid" thing*, and keep text live and editable.....
I'd use Envelope Distort.
- Set the text, or whatever objects/groups you wish to have in perspective, and select it/them
Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Warp
- Choose any of the
Style options - it doesn't matter which you use.
- Set the
Bend to 0%
- Then adjust the
Vertical under the
Distortion options to your liking
For opposing perspectives, merely use
- values for the distortion...
You can still edit text as live text by choosing
Object > Envelope Distort > Edit Contents Although any edited text is still going to adhere to the overall envelope shape. So, drastic changes to text are often better handled by merely recreating the envelope on a new text object.
*Full disclosure: I've always found the Perspective Grid to be overall cumbersome and very user unfriendly.
But that's me.