1. Find the Image browser tab at top left of screen.
2. Navigate to a folder containing your images using the Open Directory Icon.
3. Set your image plane image by clicking on the image first then the “camera/return arrow” icon. This will set to your current camera. So make sure you are looking through the correct camera usually Perspective.
4. The image plane settings can be found under the camera in the object viewer (like outliner). Click the plus next to your camera (make sure you’re looking through it, can be more than one camera in your scene) and you’ll find the image plane. Under it’s settings you can set opacity and move it around.
5. To place the image plane more easily hold down the “e” key in the view port. The following mouse combinations and place the image plane. You can also use the values in the image plane in the object viewer.
Pan Image Plane = hold e + mouse middle click drag
Rotate Image Plane = hold e + mouse left click drag
Size the Image Plane = hold e + mouse left click + mouse right click drag
Place the image far or close to the camera (z depth) = hold e + mouse right click drag
For images of heads I have a pinterest boards with lots of heads here
The camera bookmarks tab window is found in a tab to the lower right of the screen.
They record both the camera position and orientation and also the image plane settings. This is really handy.
1. Set up your image plane and perspective view as you wish
2. Click the (>) Icon in the camera bookmarks window > Add Camera Bookmark
3. Type the name of your bookmark, since they are Icons I usually call them a number ie “1″.