Learn How to Work with References in PureRef Effectively

Thomas "Art Of Pilgrim" Butters shared some great tips that you might not know.

Thomas "Art Of Pilgrim" Butters, a talented 3D artist who has graced our pages with his texturing breakdown before, shared another really useful post that should help artists work with references better. If you use PureRef just to keep your images together, you miss a plethora of opportunities to streamline your workflow, so the tips from Butters will be handy for you. 

In his blog, the artist shows how PureRef can be used to find the exact colors from the references and crop images. You can also make the canvas transparent or the objects less visible to help you model right behind the reference. 

Additionally, instead of saving pictures you could just paste a link, and the program will extract them itself – a pretty useful feature, especially if you need several images from a website.

Finally, it is possible to easily find the image source with PureRef – it's much simpler than if you perform a reverse image search.

If this is something you want to explore, be sure to check out Butters's blog post where he explains how to use all this functionality in detail.

PureRef is probably the most popular app for working with references, used by many experienced specialists, so learning how to use it right is something every artist should consider. So check the tips out to see if you can speed up your processes and join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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