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Easy Isometric Grid in Illustrator

 1 - In Illustrator, create a “New Document”.

2 - Select the “Rectangular Grid Tool” and click inside the Document to bring out the “Tool Options Panel”. Use a value of 20 (or 30 depending on your needs) for the “Horizontal and Vertical Dividers).

3 - Delete the resulting grid and the create a new one that is larger than your “Document”. Hold the “Shift” key while dragging Down and Right to create the grid.

4 - With it still selected, go to Object > Transform > Scale, use a “Shear Angle” of 30° with a “Horizontal Axis”.

5 - Go to Object > Transform > Shear, check the “Non-Uniform” button and use a “Vertical Scale” of 86.602%.

6 - Then, go to Object > Transform > Rotate and use a -30° “Angle”.

7 - Without deselecting, go to View > Guides > Make Guides (Command/Control + 5) to turn the “Grid” into “Guides”.

8 - Now you can use the “Pen Tool” (P) to create “Isometric” vectors using the “Grid” as reference.

9 - Check out your Artwork!

by @lornacane

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