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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.
So, we've created some great stuff here, for instance, my Fine Art Custom Notecard. But you're probably thinking, "Oh! My gosh. I can't send this to Apple." This is not a size for a book or anything." What can I do with it?" And I mentioned that you can print it on specific size paper, in this case 7x10. It's easy to do. Here's how you do it. You just select what you want to print. In this case, even though the number 1 here is this is the actually the second page in the book, right? Because Aperture will consider the soft cover page one, so it's actually Page 2.
So, keep that in your back pocket. We are going to go up to Print and you go to your Print Driver, and we are going to move to Page 2. We are just going to say we want to print From, as you guessed, 2, Tab, 2. Then you have a few little choices here. Your Color Profile, you can set whatever color profile you want. For instance, if you use the Red River Paper, it has some profiles that come with it. You'll probably want to use that. You can do the Black Point Compensation, which helps shore up those blacks that's lost during the outputting process.
And then you can actually make some adjustments in terms of Brightness, here in the dialog box. That usually happens if, for instance, your image looks great on the screen, but it's coming out a little dark out of the printer. That's sort of the common thing. Because when you look at a screen it's back lit, paper is reflective. So, instead of having them go back and change your image, you can just make that adjustment right here in the Print dialog box, and it's only for making the print. You also notice that we have our Type and everything here.
You get a nicer view of this card, knowing that it's going to fold right here. So, you can go ahead and send it to the printer right now. Another option that you have with your Custom Projects and also with your books, or anything else that you create with this tool, is that you can save it as a PDF just like you would anything else. And it will ask you for the location. I always send it to the Desktop. Now, you would have a PDF of this item that you can have someone else output, or you can send it to a friend.
You can do all sorts of stuff with it. So, you can see that this Book Layout tool is very powerful when you combine the custom templates plus the ability to output to PDF or to your own printer. You don't have to send it to Apple and pay all that money for a book. You can. It's beautiful. But you don't have to.
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