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This course covers the entire photographic workflow in Apple Aperture, from import to enhancement to output. Author Derrick Story covers organizing image collections with star ratings, labels, and Smart Albums, and using the image editing tools to adjust exposure, retouch flaws, and correct color balance issues. And one of the most noteworthy features in Aperture is explored in detail: its ability to store video clips alongside the stills from digital cameras, then combine them to create stunning multimedia slideshows.
This course was updated on 10/03/12. Updated movies cover the features added through version 3.3, including Retina display support, iCloud photo sharing, streamlined integration with iPhoto, and much more.
The Auto Enhance button, which is right here, is a great way to start your image editing process because it applies--or it can apply-- up to five different types of edits just with a click of a button. Now, I am going to show you those five different edits that it may apply, and if one of them is not to your liking, then how you can create your own custom presets, kind of fun. I am going to start right here with Effects, and I am going to go down to Edit Effects. That brings up this dialog box. Now, our Auto Enhance is under Quick Fixes, and I am going to click on that.
And here are the five possible adjustments that it will apply with just the click of one button. And the reason why I say possible is if the photo doesn't need, for example, highlights and shadows adjustments, Aperture won't apply it. Now, that is pretty smart stuff. Now, the thing it does do, though, for every one of these adjustments that it applies, then it checks it over here, the brick, and then you have that adjustment active. So for example, if you are not really a curves person, if you prefer levels, I am going to show you how to take curves out of the Auto Enhance menu.
And the way that you do that is you go down here to the gear, you duplicate the preset, and we are just going to do Auto Enhance 3 right here, like that. And now I go over to Curves, and I hit the little Minus button just like that, and we are done. I click the OK button. Now, when I click this button here, I still get regular Auto Enhance. But if I want my own preset, my own customized Auto Enhance, I just go to Quick Fixes, and here we have the different Auto Enhances right here.
So, I would just select Auto Enhance 3 if I didn't want the Curves Adjustment applied. It's really that simple. I love Auto Enhance. It's a great way to start your image editing process, and now you can even tailor it to your own taste.
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