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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.
Now that I've created a preset and applied it, I want to show you there is still a few more things that we can do with presets. These are very handy tools. So, let's actually dig into the Presets dialog box and see the other organizing tools that we have available to us. So, I am going to go back to Presets pop-up. I am going to go to Edit Presets. That's where we get to this. We have a few tricks in here to show you. First of all, if I decide that my Infrared - Derrick belongs in the Black & White that seems like a logical place, I can actually just click it and drag it in there, and it will become part of this set, which is pretty cool.
Or if I decide, instead, I want to create my own set of presets, I can go down here to the Gear menu and say that I want to create a New Preset Group and call it Derrick's Presets. There we go. Now I can add that right there, which I think that's what I am going to do. So, I have created a new group. Even within the Preset itself, I can make changes to it here in my dialog box.
For example, my secret formula for fake infrared is pretty good, but I did, in the Enhanced brick, play with contrast. Well, maybe I don't want that part of the Preset because every image is so different. So, maybe I want to take that out. All I have to do is click on the Preset, and then I can just go to the Minus sign here. I can take out that specific adjustment out of the Preset. So, now the Preset is just White Balance, Color, and Black & White.
The last thing that I want to show you here is that if I want to make a change to the label of the Preset, it's easy. I just click on it once. Let's say, I wanted to get rid of the space right here. I can do that. Just click in there, make my changes. Click on it. We are all done. So, you can put Presets in existing groups up here. You can create your own group and put them in there. You can change the aspects of the Preset by clicking over here.
As I mentioned in the earlier movie, if you want to share your Presets, you just go to Export, save it out to the desktop or wherever you want to save it, and then you can send it to someone else or do whatever you want with it. That all happens right here in the Adjustment Presets menu that's available through the Presets pop-up.
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