Perspective Tool Properties

The perspective tool allows you to deform artwork by creating a rectangular bounding box around it and allowing you to manipulate any of the four corners. The selected artwork will be deformed to fit the shape you make by simulating a perspective effect.

NOTEFor tasks related to this tool, see Deforming a Drawing Using the Perspective Tool.
Icon Tool Name Description

Perspective Tool Options

Selection Mode

Allows you to decide how you can visually select multiple elements.

  • Lasso: Allows you to select multiple elements by drawing a lasso around them with your mouse.
  • Marquee: Allows you to select multiple elements by drawing a rectangle around them. This is faster, as you only need to drag your mouse from one corner of the rectangle to its opposite corner, but it may not be as precise as you want.
TIPYou can press and hold the Alt key to temporarily use the other selection mode.

Snap to Contour

When enabled, while moving a selection, the mouse cursor (along with the selection) will snap against the nearby points and contours of your artwork, allowing you to snap parts of your artwork together.

Snap and Align

When enabled, while moving a selection, the rectangular bounding box of the selection will snap to the rectangular bounding box of any other drawing stroke in the drawing, allowing you to align drawing strokes laterally.

Snap to Grid

When enabled, while moving a selection, the mouse cursor will snap against the intersecting points of the grid.

TIPTo display the grid, select View > Grid > Show Grid from the top menu or press Ctrl + G.
Deformation Mode

Allows you to select between one of the two following deformation modes:

  • Perspective: Deforms the selection by simulating a perspective effect.
  • Lattice: Deforms the selection by simply making the artwork fit the bounding box, without applying a perspective effect.

The difference between both modes becomes easier to understand if you apply a transformation to a drawing of a grid to make it look like it's laid down on a surface:

Operations

Flip Horizontal

Flips the selection horizontally.

Flip Vertical

Flips the selection vertically.

Rotate 90 CW

Rotates the selection 90° clockwise.

Rotate 90 CCW

Rotates the selection 90° counterclockwise.