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Aperture 1.1 Essential Training

with Scott Bourne and Derrick Story

Video: Welcome

Concentrates on Aperture's range of capabilities, including downloading selected images and accessing and understanding raw photo details.
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  1. 29s
    1. Welcome
  2. 44m 7s
    1. What is Aperture?
      2m 59s
    2. Is Aperture a replacement for Photoshop?
      3m 20s
    3. Intro to RAW
      5m 31s
    4. RAW fine-tune
      4m 45s
    5. Running Aperture successfully
      3m 13s
    6. Essential preferences
      6m 47s
    7. Understanding key Aperture terms
      8m 36s
    8. Understanding the interface
      8m 56s
  3. 25m 33s
    1. Importing images from a digital camera
      14m 37s
    2. Importing iPhoto libraries
      3m 26s
    3. Importing images from an iPod
      4m 30s
    4. Importing images from your hard drive
      3m 0s
  4. 1h 4m
    1. Creating projects
      4m 26s
    2. Viewing and arranging images
      8m 59s
    3. Organizing and editing with the Light table
      10m 0s
    4. Organizing a series with Stacks
      16m 48s
    5. Grouping with Smart Albums
      5m 32s
    6. Rating images
      7m 31s
    7. Applying keywords
      11m 34s
  5. 1h 14m
    1. Making adjustments in Aperture vs Photoshop
      5m 34s
    2. Working in the Heads-Up Display mode
      3m 30s
    3. Cropping and straigthening
      4m 38s
    4. Correcting redeye
      1m 51s
    5. Reading a histogram
      2m 9s
    6. Correcting white balance
      6m 22s
    7. Correcting exposure
      4m 5s
    8. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      5m 39s
    9. Adjusting levels
      10m 32s
    10. Converting color images to grayscale
      6m 39s
    11. Reducing dust and spots
      4m 55s
    12. Sharpening
      6m 10s
    13. Using the Lift and Stamp tools to copy and paste adjustments
      5m 38s
    14. Reducing noise
      6m 34s
  6. 36m 5s
    1. Viewing, adding, and extracting
      6m 49s
    2. Quick metadata
      5m 31s
    3. Customizing metadata displays
      9m 16s
    4. Defining custom metadata sets
      5m 16s
    5. Adding metadata automatically on import
      3m 6s
    6. Searching with metadata
      6m 7s
  7. 15m 11s
    1. Exporting masters
      3m 44s
    2. Exporting versions
      11m 27s
  8. 1h 30m
    1. Calibrating your monitor
      7m 8s
    2. Making your first print
      12m 24s
    3. Creating a contact sheet
      8m 8s
    4. Creating a contact sheet for email
      4m 49s
    5. Creating Web photo galleries
      20m 8s
    6. Customizing Web photo galleries
      6m 16s
    7. Publishing to a .Mac account
      2m 12s
    8. Creating books
      19m 53s
    9. Creating slideshows
      9m 32s
  9. 19m 38s
    1. Developing a backup strategy
      5m 6s
    2. Backing up with vaults
      6m 7s
    3. Backing up projects
      4m 48s
    4. Restoring from a vault
      3m 37s
  10. 1m 7s
    1. RAW
      1m 7s
  11. 29m 24s
    1. Getting it right
    2. Loupe with color readout
      6m 31s
    3. Customizing the toolbar
      3m 30s
    4. Choosing a different library
      5m 29s
    5. Highlighting hot areas
      2m 58s
    6. Sending as email
      5m 6s
    7. Workflow tips
      4m 57s
  12. 33s
    1. Goodbye

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Aperture 1.1 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 6h 41m Beginner


Apple Aperture is designed for digital photographers, with the goal of making professional photo processing and manipulation fast and effortless. This tutorial concentrates on Aperture's range of capabilities, including downloading selected images, browsing thumbnails, accessing and understanding raw photo details, enhancing and editing photo contrast, adjusting exposure and color levels, viewing and arranging photos, extracting and understanding image metadata, and more. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Running Aperture successfully
  • Understanding key Aperture terms
  • Importing images from digital cameras, iPhoto, iPods, and your hard drive
  • Viewing and arranging images
  • Organizing and editing with the Light Table
  • Making adjustments in Aperture vs. Photoshop
  • Viewing, adding, and extracting metadata
  • Exporting masters and versions
  • Creating contact sheets and Web photo galleries
  • Backing up and restoring files


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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Aperture 1.1 Essential Training .

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Q: Are there a way to increase the font size in Aperture?
A: Not in Aperture itself, but you can use the zoom feature built into your operating system. (Aperture is a Mac-only program, by the way.) Go to the Apple menu and open System Preferences. Choose Universal Access. Turn on Zoom under the Seeing tab. Then, in any application, you can press Shift+Cmd+Plus to zoom in and Shift+Cmd+Minus to zoom out.

We advise you do not lower the screen resolution unless it's absolutely necessary, as that approach tends to make images softer than they really are. But if your sight is very poor, the tradeoff might be worth it.





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