Illustrator Hacks: How To Get Rid Of Perspective Grid In Illustrator

If you’re looking to remove the perspective grid in Illustrator, I’ll show you how to do it quickly and easily. The perspective grid can sometimes be distracting and hinder your design process, so getting rid of it is a common request.

To disable the perspective grid, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Illustrator document.
  2. Go to the “View” menu at the top.
  3. Look for the “Perspective Grid” option.
  4. If there’s a checkmark next to it, click on it to turn off the perspective grid.

Alternatively, you can use the shortcut key combination “Ctrl+Shift+I” (Windows) or “Cmd+Shift+I” (Mac) to toggle the visibility of the perspective grid.

Once disabled, you’ll notice that the perspective grid lines and vanishing point markers disappear from your workspace. This allows you to focus solely on your artwork without any distractions from the grid.

How To Get Rid Of Perspective Grid In Illustrator

If you’re wondering how to get rid of the perspective grid in Illustrator, you’ve come to the right place. The perspective grid is a useful feature that helps you create realistic 3D effects and depth in your artwork. However, there may be times when you want to remove it or work without it. Here’s how:

  1. Toggle Perspective Grid: Go to the “View” menu and select “Perspective Grid”. You’ll notice a checkmark next to it if the perspective grid is currently enabled. Simply click on it again to toggle off the perspective grid.
  2. Disable Perspective Drawing: Disabling the Perspective Drawing feature is another way to remove the perspective grid. This can be done by going to the “View” menu, selecting “Perspective,” and unchecking “Enable Perspective Grid.”
  3. Clear Artboard: If you want a quick way to remove all elements associated with the perspective grid from your artboard, go to the “Edit” menu, choose “Preferences,” then select “Smart Guides & Slices.” Click on “Reset All Guides” and confirm your action.
  4. Hide Grid Layers: By default, Illustrator creates separate layers for grids, guides, and perspectives. To hide or remove the perspective grid layer while keeping other guides intact, locate the Layers panel (Window > Layers), find the layer containing your perspective grid elements, and click on its eye icon to hide or lock it.
  5. Customize Grid Options: If you prefer not to remove the perspective grid completely but want to adjust its appearance or behavior, return to the View menu and select “Perspective Grid Options”. You can modify settings such as color, spacing, opacity, snap-to functionality, and more.

Troubleshooting Common Issues With Perspective Grid

If you’re struggling with the perspective grid in Illustrator and want to get rid of it, here are a few troubleshooting tips that can help:

  • Disable the Perspective Grid: The first step is to disable the perspective grid if you no longer need it. To do this, go to the “View” menu and uncheck “Perspective Grid.” This will remove the grid from your workspace.
  • Reset Preferences: Sometimes, issues with the perspective grid can be resolved by resetting Illustrator’s preferences. To do this, hold down Shift+Ctrl+Alt (Windows) or Shift+Option+Command (Mac) while launching Illustrator. A dialog box asks if you want to delete the current settings. Click “Yes” to reset your preferences.
  • Hide Perspective Grid Layers: If disabling the perspective grid doesn’t fully remove it from your artwork, check if any layers are still linked to the grid. Open the “Layers” panel and look for layers with a small cube icon next to them. Right-click on those layers and select “Release from Perspective.”
  • Delete Perspective Grid Artboards: In some cases, remnants of the perspective grid may still be present in artboards even after disabling it. To ensure complete removal, go to the “Artboard” tool in Illustrator and delete any artboards that were created specifically for the perspective grid.

Final Thoughts

Troubleshooting is an iterative process where you try different solutions until you find what works best for your specific situation.

Remember that removing or toggling off the perspective grid doesn’t delete any artwork or objects you’ve created using it. It simply hides the grid and allows you to work without its constraints.