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Choosing between power and simplicity isn't an either-or proposition. The latest versions of iPhoto and Aperture now share a common photo library format, which means you can store all your photos in one central library, and then switch between the two apps as needed: use iPhoto for its simplicity and great sharing options, and Aperture for its powerful organization, image editing, and publishing features.
In this course, photographer, author, and teacher Derrick Story shows key strategies for employing both iPhoto and Aperture in a digital photography workflow. The course begins with a look at the unified photo library format and managing your library with both applications.
Next, the course examines the professional-level image editing features in Aperture and details strategies for sharing photos through slideshows and print projects, guiding you to the best application for the job at hand. It concludes with lessons on exporting photos using Aperture, managing an iCloud Photo Stream, and backing up your library.
We have a number of pretty interesting effects in iPhoto and in Aperture. Now, people don't realize they have those effects in Aperture also. I'll give you a tour of them quickly here in iPhoto and then we'll hop over to Aperture and I'll show you where they are located there also. We've already seen black and white, and that's a fun effect. That's just a one click like that and you click on it again to turn it off. We also have Sepia, and Antique. All nice! Now, with Antique, you see that we have the number come up which means that we can continue clicking to enhance the effect.
You can click back. You decide you don't like it, just go back to None right down here. We have a matte which I'm not really crazy about this. It doesn't do much for me so we'll go back to None there. Same thing with the Vignette, I think the Vignette is better in Aperture. This is a little harsh for me. I'll go back to None. I love Edge Blur though and I think Edge Blur is very cool. Look at that. Isn't that a neat effect? So, we'll leave that. You have Fade.
And again, as you click it plays with the Fade. We'll get rid of both Fade and Edge Blur, go to None, and then there's Boost. Very nice! All right, and then we'll go to None. So, these are right here in the Effects tab in iPhoto. Let's go ahead and close this image and let's go to Aperture. And I want to show you where they're located there. So, we're going to double-click here.
We'll just open up the same shot here. We're going to go to Adjustments. Now, in the Add Adjustment pop-up menu, you will see iPhoto Effects right here. So, they've added a brick to Aperture it gives us iPhoto effects. And so you can choose these basic Black & White, Sepia, Antique effects that we had before and then play with the amount. So, you have sliders now.
Go to None and then, you have a slider for Fade. So, instead of clicking, you just move the slider Boost. The one that I like so much, Edge Blur; look at that, isn't that cool? Just do that. You have the Vignette and the Matte. Now, I told you that I wasn't crazy about Vignette in iPhoto.
We have a very nice Vignette here in Aperture just right down here. So, let's play with it right now and see how it's much more elegant. So, you can play with the Intensity and you can play with the Radius. So, if you want Vignette, I recommend that you use the Vignette that's in Aperture, not so much the Vignette that's the photo effect in iPhoto. However, the one thing that we get in the iPhoto effects in Aperture is the Edge Blur and I think the Edge Blur is just fabulous.
So, they're located right here under Add Adjustment, and you can have you iPhoto effects in Aperture and not have to hop back and forth between the applications.
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