Keeping a collection of visual references for design and illustration projects is rarely the way it would be done with paper and glue—but that's often the best way to see it. Fortunately, there are a couple of applications out there that allow you to see things the way you want—in this video, explore them.
- [Instructor] Hi, and welcome to Design Tools Weekly … with me, Tony Holman. … This week, I'd like to look at applications … for reference material. … Because it's unlikely you start a project … without any reference material. … Now you might like many people, I guess, … use Pinterest to collect that. … It's a very common way to collect information … and inspiration. … As is behinds with its mood boards feature, … which allows you to collect things to a mood board. … But what I prefer to use personally … is a dedicated application to just store images, … no social network around it and so on. … So what I'd like to look at here … are three different visual reference applications, … two on the desktop, and one on an iPad. … We'll start out by just looking at them here. … So PureRef example is one of those I use predominantly … when I'm working on a single screen. … It's cross-platform, and it's really handy … as you can tuck it away into a corner … and it floats above your other applications. …
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