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Making a basic print in Aperture

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I think Aperture strikes a nice balance when it comes to Inkjet printing between giving me the options that I want, but yet, keeping it simple. I'm going to show you how to make a basic Inkjet print in this movie and so, we'll start out. We'll use our sunflowers. I'm going to go to File>Print Image and it will bring up this dialogue box. Now, up here we have the standard preset and this is here already and we could do Contact Sheets.

Making a basic print in Aperture

I think Aperture strikes a nice balance when it comes to Inkjet printing between giving me the options that I want, but yet, keeping it simple. I'm going to show you how to make a basic Inkjet print in this movie and so, we'll start out. We'll use our sunflowers. I'm going to go to File>Print Image and it will bring up this dialogue box. Now, up here we have the standard preset and this is here already and we could do Contact Sheets.

Presets are one of the keys to printing with Aperture because if you get a group of settings the way that you want, you can save them and give them a name and that will save you time, next time you come back to do the same task. For example, I have created some presets here. I have an 8x10 with a quarter inch border, I have an 8x10 borderless, another 8x10 with a one inch border and I even have an 8x10 with a two inch border here. These are all presets that I created and it's very easy to do.

You can just start out with Standard here and then you can make some basic choices, your Printer, your Color Profile. By the way, on Color Profile if you have a modern printer, I suggest you use the Printer Managed, the software that comes with printers and their brains are so much smarter than they used to be. If you have a workflow that already works, you can choose your own ICC Profile, but I use Printer Managed all the time. In my studio, I have Epson R2000 and it works great.

Choose US Letter for this one, let's go 8x10, let's make it 8x10, so we'll choose, we'll make another 8x10 and then you'll have More Options here, More Options and this is where you get to play with things a bit. For example, if I want the margins to be half an inch, I can do 0.5 and now I have created half inch borders for this image. Another thing that I like that you can do here is that you can make some Image Adjustments.

I'm sure you may have experienced where the print came out of the printer darker than you expected and you can brighten it up right here. The cool thing about these adjustments is they only affect the image for printing. In other words, these aren't going back to your library, these are just for printing, and you can get them just the way that you want. You can even do a little bit of sharpening, so you do less sharpening for glossy, maybe something like this and if you're printing on to Mat, you can do more sharpening because you have more dots spread.

So, you do all of these Custom Settings and then you save this as a preset. So, we'll just duplicate our Standard preset, we give it a name. We'll call it 8x10 width, 0.5 Border and hit Tab. I can even move the preset up with the other ones that are related, just like that. Then, I go ahead and hit the Print button. Yes, I want to save those changes to that preset.

I like showing the details. If you come up with the simplified version, I suggest you click Show Details because that allows us to go to this magic view right here where we can pick the Photo paper that we want and we can up the Quality the Best and then we hit Print and within a few minutes hopefully, out of the printer comes your beautiful work of art.

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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