Quick Perspective Lines with Regular Brush in PS -
06-06-2007, 04:26 AM
Ok so I know there are a few ways to do perspective lines in PS. But this one I stumbled on earlier this evening while I was working with a small brush for sketching.
So we know that you can hold shift for straight verticals and horizontals, and by doing this you probably have noticed that if you dont release shift from the end of your last stroke to the next you will get a wonderful brush stroke the connects the two. This is usually pretty irritating and worthy of an undo. But I have found that if you use a small brush like the 1 and 3 pixel presets, you can use this effect to create perspective lines. Heres how...
First switch to the a 1 or 3 pixel brush, then press F5 for brush settings and uncheck the shape dynamics and any other setting you have on, this is important for a bold line though you can leave them on if you want. One pixel works best for me I think, then pick a 50% grey or what ever color you want for the lines to be. Then pick your vanishing point and tap your brush at the vanishing point and without moving your brush hit and hold shift, then tap a point along that perspective, you should get a brush stroke going from the one to the other. From this point on you can continue making lines without letting go off shift by taping the vanishing point and hitting the next point in the perspective. It nicely takes advantage of what was and annoying issue with holding shift.
It takes a little work but with a little practice you can use it without switching to another tool other then your brush. You can also tap outside of the canvas and it will work as well.