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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.
Let's keep working on the slideshow. We've set up the overall settings. Now let's work on some of the individual aspects of the show. The first thing I want to show you actually before I get to the slides themselves, because we have a few things to do there, is I want to show you the audio that we've added. If you go down here, and if you click on the little audio button here, we actually get a pop-up menu where we get to adjust the Volume and the Fade In and the Fade Out and reduce the Volume of the main track to a certain percentage when this track comes up.
Let's say that we have a video with audio that's playing, and we're adding the soundtrack. When the soundtrack comes in, then maybe we want to fade back that audio that comes with the video. That's pretty good stuff. That's right here in this tool. So, that's all under Audio Adjustments right there, and you get to it by clicking on the little speaker icon. Now let's get to the individual slides themselves. Here is a nice thing that Aperture has always been able to do. As we look at this slide, and we look at this slide, they are different. This one has been image-adjusted.
We added this one at the last minute, and it hasn't, really. That's not a problem. Right here in the slideshow, all we have to do is double-click on the slide, go over to Adjustments, go over here to Levels, make a quick Levels adjustment. Double-click again. It brings us back into the slideshow, and look at that. We're all ready to go, just like that. So, you can make tweaks to slides to bring them more in line with the slides that's next to them, and that happens with a slideshow. You know they look fine maybe individually, and then you put them next to two other slides, and you go, "Oh I want it to be little warmer or a little cooler," or something like that.
Just double-click on the thumbnail, and you can make that adjustment. Now, let's go up here to Selected Slides, and we can make adjustments here also. We have the Photo effects. I must admit, I don't use these, but they are here: Black & White, Sepia, and Antique. If was going to do a Photo effect, in all honesty, I would use my Adjustments pane here, but they are here. Now, we can override the default that we set up earlier for an individual slides. So, if you want to play it longer, or shorter, you set that up right here, and you can obviously set the duration.
You can also change the Background for the individual slide, and you can add a Border for a specific slide, or Inset it. And again, if we want to add a Ken Burns to a specific slide, it is hidden under Crop here. Plus we have our usual Fill Frame, and Fit in Frame controls. Right now, we're in Fill Frame. So, let's say that I want to do a Crop on an image. Let's pick this guy right here. We'll work on him. So, I'll do Crop. I'm going to go to Ken Burns Effect and then hit Edit.
And you get two things here. You get the Start, which is in the green, which is where we're going to start. And then you get the where we're going to end up. So, let's say that we're going to start something like this, but on our End up, on this guy here, we want to do like kind of a zoom in, just on their faces, something like this. Now again, resolution comes in the play here. If this is a low res slide, as you zoom in on this Ken Burns Effect, it's going to look not so good.
So, you can always update your preview, as we talked about when we were doing previews. There we go. So, there. Now I am going to go ahead and hit Done, and then you can take a look on how that's going to work. (Music Playing) So, wow! That music was a little loud right there. I'm going to go back over here to my Audio thing, and I'm just going to bring that Volume way down, at least for right now, because I value my hearing. All right! Now, let's come back to here.
So, let's check our Edit to make sure everything is the way that we wanted. Yes, we are good. Now, I'm just going to click on this button to play that individual slide to see how my Ken Burns Effect looks. Nice, very nice. So, you can add that effect to individual slides, and you can change the Transition for individual slides also. So, this slide could have the Dissolve, which is our default. But the next slide, if you wanted to, could have a different transition. You just click on that, and then maybe you go to - we'll do a Push, something like that.
So, you can have individual transitions for the slides, and you can also have text. So, we're just going to click on that slide. We click on the Text box itself. We're going to say Custom Text. You have all of these little Metadata things, but I usually end up wanting to say something, Custom. Right here, the color is set. A lot of times white will be the best Text. You can also move the Text around.
So, I'm going to change the size here, and I'm just going to write The End, just like that. Click outside of it, and you go, "Oh, you know. I want it a little bit bigger." Not a problem. Just click on this, and now we'll make the size bigger. Oh, it's so easy. It's so Apple, isn't it? Oh then I want to move it just right here, and you just can keep playing to your heart's content.
I think we're all set now, so let's just go ahead and play our slideshow. We have had fun making some individual adjustments here. So, now I want to see it fullscreen. Let's let it roll. (Music playing) Pretty good. Pretty good.
I think we're really only missing one thing. I'd like to have a title slide at the beginning. Now, you recall I turned off the have the title over the face here, but wait. There is more. Let's go to the Gear menu, and let's Insert a Blank Slide With Text. Okay. I'm just going to drag that all the way to the beginning here, and as you can guess, we can type Great Outdoors. There we go, very nice.
We have all our adjustments that I showed you before, so we can make it bigger, make it smaller, change the color, do all that sort of stuff, and we can also change the position of this, right? We can move it around. As you move away from the center, you get the little center line as you come back, so you can keep things all nice and lined up. And then you can also set for how long on this slide. So you maybe don't want it for three seconds. Maybe you just want it for two seconds. All right! I think we have improved our show.
That was the thing that was sort of missing. Let's just make sure everything works great. Hit the Play button. Now, we have a nice slide upfront, music fades in. We have our little guys here, cute little fairy creatures, great outdoors, handsome buck, does, wild mustard field, and the end of the show. And as you see, you can just keep going, and going, and going with this, but I think already you have enough to keep you busy for a few minutes.
Just keep an eye on the time, because you could look up, and it can be easily two in the morning.
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