My name is "Grease" and this is my first Instructable.
I would like to "Thank You" for stopping by.

Have you ever seen the 3D Anamorphic pictures that Julian Beever has drawn on the sidewalks, streets and driveways
Well, this is my version of doing it, on printed paper, from your computer.
I did do a chalk drawing of the lighter.
You will have to go to step 8, to see all the pictures.

It is pretty simple to do.
I did all my artwork in Coreldraw X3.
Any Vector program would work.

I used a cigarette lighter, as the artwork.

Take a second and make sure and give me a VOTE!t;

I think it worked out quite well!
If you want to learn my technique,
please proceed on...

Can YOU tell which is the REAL lighter??

Yet, another 3D drawing instructable that I made.
Here is where it is located:
3D Drawings in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6

Step 1: The GRID

The first thing I did was draw the grids as shown below.
I drew the blue grid first.
Then I added perspective to the blue grid and turned it into a black grid.
(you could trace over my grids)

In Coreldraw X3 I used the Add Perspective Effect.

Step 2: Place object in the grid.

Then I inserted my artwork that I wanted to be 3D.
As shown the cigarette lighter.

Then group your object and the black grid.

I had to convert the lighter to vectors, or the
ADD perspective effect would not work.

Ok, on to the the next step.

Step 3: Add perspective to object and black grid.

Now, using the Add Perspective Effect.
I lined up the black grid with the blue grid, as shown.
I used a lot of pushing, pulling and nudging the nodes in
Add Perspective mode.

This would be the printed image, you would bring to the
sidewalk to draw from.

Draw a grid on the side walk, then copy the lighter into
the grid!
You would want to draw your grid very lightly, so you could
erase or chalk in with the driveway color.

You could also make your grid from some pinstripe tape.
Then peel the tape up, after you have a good sketch done of
your artwork.

Pretty simple, eh...

Step 4: Remove black grid and add shadows.

Now, I removed the grids.
Which were on separate layers.
I had to ungroup the lighter and black grid, first.
Then removed the grids.

And I was left with the distorted lighter.
Then I added the shadows to match the other real lighter.
Or you could use the actual shadows from the original.

You could leave the blue grid on.
Print out a copy.
Bring that art work with you to the sidewalk, to grid it out.

You would have to draw your grid very lightly on the sidewalk
then just draw your image as it appears in the grid.

Ok, this is my final image, which I would print out
on my inkjet printer.

Step 5: Photograph with camera on tripod.

This is the printed copy photographed.

I had my camera on a tripod.
With no flash.

You will have to adjust the tripod to match with the 3D object.


You could print some stickers, or use it as a guide to go to the sidewalk
and draw it.

Now to peek at what the Artwork looks like, head on!

Step 6: Actual picture of stretched artwork.

Here is the original lighter with the printed copy next to it.

Pretty amazing, huh...

Check some other pictures I did...

Step 7: My 3D Paper Examples

Here a few I did..

NO photoshop involved!

I am sure this technique could be applied to the Sidewalk method.

You would just make sure you have a good 3D picture to start with.

Note, the 3D shadow is wrong, with the knife.
Two lights, maybe?

Hope you all Enjoy!!!

Proceed to Step 8, to see my chalk drawing!

Step 8: My FIRST 3D Chalk Drawing. More to come...

Well, I'm no Julian Beever.

This is what I came up with..
The chalk drawing actual size is about 3 feet by 21 feet long.

I spent about 6 hours on it today..

I only used the Thick Chalk you get at Walmart.
So, my palette was limited.


Just finished another chalk drawing today. 5-28-2009.
Hope you like it.
I think it turned out rather well!

I did use my grid method to draw the gumball machine.
Also, had better chalks this time.
I hope you enjoyed my instructable!
<p>Great instructable, thanks! For people who doesn't have access to Corel, it seems to be possible using Inkscape (free software). Here is a tutorial on a perspective tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMbIPleMiZ0</p>
<p>Great info, thanks! Glad you like my instructable!</p>
<p>I dont have Photoshop so i cant really do it but plz could you do it for me sorry for any inconviniance</p><p>A.S.A.P</p>
<p>Your gonna need a better photo with more contrast and higher resolution!</p>
<p>Is there a method for transforming a jpeg image into a anamorphic projection? I will be using the CS6 Adobe suite. </p>
Absolutely. It is what I used.... an older version of Adobe (CS), but it can be done.
<p>I am not familiar with Adobe, sorry...</p>
I recreated your graphs in Illustrator so I could use them in layers in photoshop. I used predrawn clipart for my first attempt, following your instructions. This is what I got... I'm totally stoked!
<p>Great idea! : )</p>
<p>Very cool ! Thanks for this tutorial :) </p>
<p>hi how can i get add perspective image to grid.sorry but i m new to coraldraw</p>
<p>you have to convert artwork to vectors, or the </p><p>ADD perspective effect would not work.</p>
<p>hey, your article was helpful for me, but i cant find anyone in google how to create this at 3 side like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT3cIugezcY, i mean how to creat at 3 side panel with photoshop? i really need to know about it :)</p>
<p>This is awesome. U have been of great help. thank u</p>
<p>Thank you for this tutorial, Do you know how can i do the image and make it look as it was coming out of the ground. I use illustrator and photoshop but i had not luck creating the effect yet.</p><p>Thanks for your help</p>
<p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/Greasetattoo/" rel="nofollow">Greasetattoo</a></p><p>hi my friend </p><p>i see you 3d ferrary machin . it is so perfect . please show me that how to do it. please my friend . my facebook : kaveh mahvar </p><p>my email: kavehmahvar@yahoo.com</p><p>tank you.</p>
<p>I can not. How do I make the vector, I have a grid that black and I have a object how do I connect to had the final perspective. PLS HELP !!!! or can someone please send a picture like this already done in th Perspective with Ferrari FXX Evoluzione</p>
<p>Hope it works!</p>
<p>thank you so much :)</p>
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<p>Be fun to do this on the sidewalk outside your neighborhood pub - and shoot video as the patrons come out.</p>
This is really cool! Thanks for sharing it. Great work! I am going to try this out.
I love your drawings. Your drawings are just what I was searching for. How can you make them look so realistic and 3 dimensional.
Thank you..Glad you found the instructable!
I'm new to CorelDRAW and I'm using version x6. Could you help me out a little bit on the very first step. I drew my grid, but I am not able to go to &quot;effects&quot; and choose add perspective, as it is greyed out and not available, even after clicking on and selecting my first grid? Any suggestions?
Never mind, got it, thanks!
GREAT! <br>You have to convert your image to vectors, <br>then it should work. <br>Please post your results! <br>thanks
Yes, we can print out your designs, please see some samples at http://www.flickr.com/photos/yejun3d/. <br>We'd be happy to discuss the opportunity with you at your convenience. <br> <br>Ye Jun <br>info@sinyim.com
These are awesome! Could I use this technique to print a word on a smaller sheet of paper and then blow it up to make it fit in a 22&quot; x 55&quot; horizontal rectangle? Would it still have this effect? Thanks
Sure...Just take a picture of the smaller one, to make sure all the proportions are right. Then bring the file to a large size printer and have him print you a floor sticker! I've seen it done! Good Luck! <br> <br>Make sure and check out my other instructables!
I do not have any vector programs so.....how do I draw the grid? How big do I make the squares? Then how do I change the perspective of the black grid? I really want to understand how yo draw a pavement chalk drawing but seem to have zero artistic genes.
Well, get out the ole pencil and paper. <br>A ruler would help too! <br>That's how I started with my prototypes... <br>Good luck!
i dont understand the gird part ... and question .. what if the lighter was bigger than the black grid ?? :/
Then you shrink the lighter.
WOWWWWWWWWWW I knew you were an artist! You're amazing. I had been trying to draw a 3d illusion picture like these in the past. This is way better! If time permits - I'm doing this over the summer!
Thanks for the kind words, Holly! <br>Post a picture! <br>Make sure and check out my other 3D drawing tutorial!
ty for the grid idea, I feel so dumb now. Will give it a shot in smaller scale and will post a pic here.
I love it!! very funny!
very very cool. Thanks for posting!
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!
heyy its an amazing technique..but plzz let me knw how can we do the cubical or finger pointing on paper...one paper is base and the other perpendicular...is there some other technique for dat..
wow so nice
Thank youuu soooooooooooooo much. All day I have been think about that and with your technic I can create an advertisement object for mouse pad for my client.. Very very thanksss :)
I looked at the first picture and my first thought was &quot;why doesn't this picture show an example, its just a picture of two lighters?&quot; <br>I had to really look at it before my brain would accept that one was printed on the paper. <br>Very nice work!
Thank you..

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