Whenever you lay down a perspective ruler in CSP it practically generates a little cloud of unintelligible controls around them and this guide will help you learn what the heck they all are. It will also cover how to add vanishing points for 2-point and 3-point perspective as well as edit the rulers you already have down. Read below the cut to find out how. Finding the Ruler Tools Just like the last guide, the ruler tools are probably hidden inside a tool group in the lower left of your tool window, next to other tools such as Direct draw, Frame border, Stream line, and Saturated line.
Whenever you lay down a perspective ruler in CSP it practically generates a little cloud of unintelligible controls around them and this guide will help you learn what the heck they all are. It will also cover how to add vanishing points for 2-point and 3-point perspective as well as edit the rulers you already have down. Read below the cut to find out how.
Finding the Ruler Tools Just like the last guide, the ruler tools are probably hidden inside a tool group in the lower left of your tool window, next to other tools such as Direct draw, Frame border, Stream line, and Saturated line. Mine is here, but yours may be located somewhere different. Ok, found it! You can use rulers on any layer type you like.
Thankfully this is handled by a universal button and not by individual tools – though every tool does have snap as a checkbox available inside its sub tool details under correction! Look at your tool property window to understand the different functions you can do with the perspective ruler tool.
This is the whole breadth of the options available to you with this ruler. Content of process: This is the one you might actually change. Add vanishing point: When you use perspective ruler with this selected, it will keep adding more vanishing points every time you click with it.
Delete vanishing point: Does what it says on the box. Add guide: Adds another guide to an existing vanishing point. I usually add guides for a few major things that are key points of the perspective in my picture to make sure my layout is going where I think it is.
Delete guide: As before, it will delete guides you click on. Fix vanishing point: You will still be able to move guides and the horizon line though. This actually removes the perspective entirely and makes the perspective ruler act more like the special parallel line ruler. But hey, options!! Now, moving on to the two checkboxes: Change perspective drawing method: Unchecking this and adding more vanishing points just leads to a lot of vanishing points acting independently of one another.
Create at editing layer: This will put the perspective ruler on whatever layer you currently have selected. If you want it to generate a brand new layer every time you add a vanishing point, uncheck this box. The easiest way to mess up using this tool is by just clicking. It will create some sort of randomized monster for you if you just click.
When you click and drag, a line will appear that you can edit the angle of. This line is the horizon line and your pen strokes will snap to it. For most purposes though, people like a flat horizon line. If you want something perfectly flat, this is where holding down good old Shift on your keyboard comes into play possibly one of two whole instances CSP ever requires keyboard use?
Next you need to lay down at least one guide so that CSP can figure out where the vanishing point is going. Usually I have sketched something out to give me a vague idea of the layout, so I use one of the high points in my composition to pick my first guide out.
You click and drag, not just click, once again to lay down this one guide. Wherever the guide intersects the horizon line is where CSP will put your vanishing point. I find it easier to click and drag on a spot not on the horizon line and adjust until the vanishing point is where I want it to be, rather than the reverse, where I start on the horizon line and drag the guide out. You can do it either way. I assume this is because otherwise it would become even more confusing to edit these guides afterwards.
It usually does a pretty good job of it. If you switch to a different layer, the rulers will disappear and you will no longer get a snap effect. Go back to the layer with the rulers to go back to working with them. If you want to move a set of rulers to a different layer, click and drag their icon in the layer window to a different layer: Also, check the section below about ruler visibility to be able to make rulers effective on multiple layers at once.
You can also delete rulers and leave your drawing alone by specifically selecting this icon and then using the trash can button at the bottom of the layer window.
What if I want to alternate between snapping to the vanishing point and drawing normally on the same layer? Can do. These icons turn on and off snapping to rulers and grids, globally.
When you draw a new ruler that is affected by one of these settings, it will default turn the settings back to on, even if you previously had them to off. This one toggles snapping to simple rulers. Toggle it off and your pen will draw normally and ignore simple rulers. This one toggles snapping to special rulers.
Toggle it off and your pen will draw normally and ignore special rulers. So between these two, you can mix and match ruler types on the same layer and snap to different types depending on what you need to do, or just turn ruler snapping off entirely and draw freehand. In the layer window, on the far right there is a ruler icon with a dropdown.
Show in all layers is self explanatory, but what this also means is everywhere the rulers are visible, the rulers are effective. So using this you can put rulers on one layer, and draw on any layer using the snap-to effect. Show in same folder limits the ruler visibility to the same folder rather than all layers. Otherwise works the same as above.
Show only when editing target: Re-check to bring them back. Link guide to ruler: As you might guess, you basically use this tool to edit almost everything all the time.
First, select the perspective ruler you want to edit by using this tool to click on any part of the ruler itself. A whole bunch of stuff will appear. In single point perspective, the difference between the blue and green circle and square is indistinguishable. It will move the vanishing point and horizon line as a whole in 1-point perspective. The diamonds turn on and off specific parts of the perspective ruler.
Yes, I just went over the global on-and-off but this gets…really granular. You can turn off snap for any part of the perspective ruler.
No more horizon snapping to. No more vertical snapping to. So on. This far left diamond turns on and off snap for the entire ruler. Using the diamonds located closer to other guides will turn on and off snap for those specific guides. You can tell if a guide is active because it will be purple or in the case of the horizon, light blue. If you have turned a guide inactive, so nothing snaps to it anymore, it will be green or in the case of the horizon, blue. The really big plus sign moves the whole perspective ruler, as-is, like it is frozen in ice.
This medium plus sign simply moves the big plus sign and the diamond control group that affect the entire ruler. I assume if it was located too close to a guide you were using, the icon mishmash would get even more confusing, so this lets you move these controls to some unused part of your canvas.
Tiny plus signs rotate guides around the circle 6. This can and will make your vanishing point go flying to accommodate where your guides now intersect.
They individually operate guides. You can use undo to reverse changes made this way. Use this to change the angle of guides to better suit your workflow. But what about 2-point and 3-point perspective? You use the perspective ruler with add vanishing point selected and change perspective drawing method checked.
Then, you immediately go to draw your second one. So you basically just duplicate what you do for single point perspective and CSP smacks two vanishing points down for you. Here is a gif of the creation process and then drawing a cube afterwards: And you guessed it, you do 3-point perspective rulers the exact same way. Just repeat what you do for 1-point perspective, but three times.
Often enough, if would be better if your vanishing points could be off the paper edges. Even after laying them down, after zooming out you can then using the object operation tool, as detailed above, to move the vanishing points as far off the canvas as you like, and CSP will alter the guides accordingly.
Ok, found it! Let’s use it!
Ruler tool [PRO/EX]. The [Ruler] tool allows you to create and edit rulers. In addition to [Linear ruler] and [Curve ruler], you can use [Special ruler], which includes. Perspective Rulers in Clip Studio Paint I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here, since it would probably help to cover the more basic rulers first. Have you ever wanted to create a design that was perfectly symmetrical on both sides, or make a beautiful digital mandala? If so, the Symmetry ruler is the.
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Finding the Ruler Tools
Plus, it has support for several different image formats such as PNG, JPEG, JPG and edits these photo files as well. Above all it allows the user to select the text of the document as well. It also has a straightforward and tab style interface design with the user can easily open many documents simultaneously.
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