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Printing a single image

From: Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

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I am going to talk a little bit about printing right now and printing a single image directly out of Aperture. Aperture 3 has a new Print dialog box. There's a few changes, and I want to go over those with you right now. Just find the image that you want to work on - in this case, we want to make one print here of Bonnie. And I will go up to File and go down to Print Image. Command+P also works. And you can also add the Print icon up here if you want to have it on your toolbar too.

Printing a single image

I am going to talk a little bit about printing right now and printing a single image directly out of Aperture. Aperture 3 has a new Print dialog box. There's a few changes, and I want to go over those with you right now. Just find the image that you want to work on - in this case, we want to make one print here of Bonnie. And I will go up to File and go down to Print Image. Command+P also works. And you can also add the Print icon up here if you want to have it on your toolbar too.

So, you can see that, those of you that used Aperture 1 or 2, that the dialog box is a little different. It's a little bit more iPhoto-like, really. The core of the single print is the Standard Preset here. We do have a few other Presets available to us, but the Standard Preset is the basic starting point for most of your jobs. In the simple version of the Standard Preset, we have just a few things to choose from, and if we want More Options, we can click on this button right here.

We will start out with simple. So, the first thing you do, of course, is choose your Printer. Then the next thing you do is choose your Color Profile. Generally speaking, I actually recommend that you use one of the profiles that comes with your printer. That's a great way to go. If you are not into that depth of color management and you don't want to be working with ICC Profiles, then you can always let the printer manage the job. So, my first option is to choose the correct ICC profile for the paper and the printer that I am using, and those come loaded when you load your printer software.

So, they will be in this pop-up list. And if you don't want to do that, let the printer manage the job. You set the Paper Size, and the Paper Size options will be determined by your print driver also, because the printer knows what paper it can handle and what paper it cannot, and those will show up here on this list. We will go with US Letter for right now. And then, of course, your Orientation, and we are going to go with Portrait for this particular portrait. And then the whole thing about cropping to exactly the right size - if you haven't cropped your image so that it fits perfectly on the paper that you are outputting, you can set Maximum to Fit on the Image Size, or you can choose one of these other options here.

We are just going to go ahead and have it Maximum to Fit. And when you check the box, Crop Image to Fill, see, now the proportions for this shot are actually different than the paper. But by Cropping Image to Fill, you actually get that full frame look so that when you check the box, Crop Image to Fill, then the image will fill the sheet of paper that you are using. Let's take a look at more options, because we have a few goodies in here. The dialog box gets bigger.

The first part of it seems pretty much the same as before, but now we can do some Columns and Rows, if we are doing multiple pictures. We can control the Margins here. This wasn't available in the simple dialog box. So, you can make the Margins larger or smaller. Color Profile is the same. We do now have Print Resolution. You can just use Auto if you want, or if you know a specific resolution that you want to use, go ahead and click Custom, and you can fill that in.

You are about to fill that in right there. Right now, we will just go with Auto. These are nice. These are what we call Output Adjustments. So, you have Output Sharpening, and then Output Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation. And the reason for having these Image Adjustments here is because, as I have talked about before, the image may look one way on the screen, but when it comes out of your printer, it may be a little darker. It may lack Saturation. It may be a little soft, not quite as sharp as you want.

So, you can make those adjustments here in the Print dialog box, and they won't affect our master image. So, they are only adjustments for printing. And I think that's very handy, because that prevents you from having to go back and rework the image for a specific output, then, when you may turn around and do a web page of that image, and then everything would be all wrong. So, Image Adjustments are a terrific addition to this dialog box. You have a few more options, in terms of - you can add a Border or a Watermark.

And then you actually have some Metadata Options. For instance, if I wanted to add my Copyright from one of my Metadata Views, I could do that. I could go to Copyright Only. I get to have the location of where that appears, and I can even choose the size of the type. So, there we go. I will make it a little bigger so you can see it. There's my Copyright Notice right there. And if you have a Logo, you can add your Logo to the Print Output job right here.

And then there are a few basic Comment Lines, but they are based on predetermined fields, such as Title. I don't use them that often, but they are here nonetheless. All of those options are in the extended options. If you don't want to mess with those, you can just go back to the simple options. The last thing that I want to show you, before we go to the next movie where I show you printing multiple images, is that if you want to save a Preset - let's say that you get this all set up the way that you want for this specific job.

Then you just go down here to the Gear menu, you go Duplicate Preset, and then you give it a name, Epson 3800 Letter Color. Then I will just hit the Tab key. And now I have a new Preset with these settings memorized. So, instead of having to always start from scratch with a Standard Preset, then I can develop a bunch of presets for the specific jobs that I want to do.

And the way that you do that is that you just duplicate the preset that you are working on, give it a new name, and then off to the races you go. Once you are all ready and everything is set up the way that you want, simply hit the Print button and then enjoy your work as it emerges from your Inkjet Printer.

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  1. 2m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 41m 2s
    1. Understanding the system requirements
      1m 46s
    2. Understanding key Aperture terms
      6m 5s
    3. Touring the interface
      4m 43s
    4. Setting essential preferences
      7m 41s
    5. Customizing the top toolbar
      2m 5s
    6. Setting up two monitors
      2m 44s
    7. Configuring for faces and places
      5m 37s
    8. Understanding RAW files
      5m 5s
    9. Following the recommended Aperture workflow
      3m 23s
    10. Running Aperture Library First Aid
      1m 53s
  3. 45m 49s
    1. Preparing for import
      7m 38s
    2. Using managed libraries or the referenced file approach
      8m 7s
    3. Creating metadata presets
      5m 23s
    4. Adding keywords on import
      1m 44s
    5. Importing images from a digital camera
      4m 48s
    6. Using the RAW+JPEG option
      3m 36s
    7. Importing movies from your digital camera
      3m 10s
    8. Importing images from a hard drive
      4m 29s
    9. Importing images from an iPhone
      3m 48s
    10. Importing live images from an iPad or an iPhone
      3m 6s
  4. 39m 22s
    1. Working in Projects view
      6m 33s
    2. Working in Photos view
      3m 22s
    3. Viewing in full-screen mode
      5m 25s
    4. Zooming to actual size
      1m 23s
    5. Using the Loupe for a closer look
      3m 24s
    6. Showing focus points
      1m 28s
    7. Using Quick Preview
      1m 22s
    8. Proofing profiles and on-screen proofing
      2m 58s
    9. Customizing metadata overlays
      5m 26s
    10. Managing previews
      5m 34s
    11. Learning the heads-up displays
      2m 27s
  5. 24m 21s
    1. Creating projects and albums
      3m 22s
    2. Rating images by stars and color
      9m 52s
    3. Flagging images
      2m 0s
    4. Organizing a series with stacks
      5m 47s
    5. Grouping images with Smart Albums
      3m 20s
  6. 17m 22s
    1. Understanding the Aperture 3 library
      2m 45s
    2. Switching between Aperture 3 libraries
      2m 21s
    3. Exporting single or multiple projects as libraries
      3m 0s
    4. Merging multiple libraries into one
      3m 53s
    5. Splitting libraries
      3m 5s
    6. Sharing libraries
      2m 18s
  7. 58m 21s
    1. Defining the difference between master and version files
      4m 47s
    2. Working with the Adjustments pane
      6m 28s
    3. Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Reading a histogram
      2m 8s
    5. Adjusting white balance
      2m 31s
    6. Adjusting exposures
      4m 37s
    7. Enhancing photos
      3m 24s
    8. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 34s
    9. Customizing auto adjustments for levels and curves
      1m 50s
    10. Adjusting tonality with the Levels tool
      5m 45s
    11. Adjusting colors
      5m 5s
    12. Converting color pictures to black and white
      4m 14s
    13. Sharpening edges
      5m 54s
    14. Using the Vignette effect
      3m 9s
  8. 41m 13s
    1. Cropping images
      4m 39s
    2. Retouching blemishes
      7m 39s
    3. Fixing spots
      3m 2s
    4. Using Straighten Crop and Flip
      2m 19s
    5. Fixing a chromatic aberration
      2m 9s
    6. Reducing visual noise
      3m 5s
    7. Making adjustments with the Curves tool
      8m 53s
    8. Rotating images
      1m 22s
    9. Removing the Vignette effect
      2m 0s
    10. Using the Color Monochrome and Sepia tools
      4m 27s
    11. Considering the Sharpen tool
      1m 38s
  9. 44m 37s
    1. Introducing brushes
      2m 53s
    2. Using quick brushes
      7m 7s
    3. Using adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    4. Retouching portraits with adjustment brushes
      5m 10s
    5. Creating multiple bricks for a single adjustment
      3m 25s
    6. Applying presets
      5m 46s
    7. Modifying presets
      2m 39s
    8. Highlighting hot and cold areas
      1m 51s
    9. Roundtripping to Photoshop
      3m 49s
    10. Using the edit plug-ins
      2m 52s
    11. Customizing the Adjustments pane
      1m 30s
    12. Batch processing with Lift and Stamp
      3m 9s
  10. 20m 41s
    1. Setting up face recognition
      4m 37s
    2. Searching for faces
      3m 43s
    3. Working with images that have existing tags in places
      3m 18s
    4. Adding geo tags using places in Aperture
      4m 28s
    5. Searching by place
      4m 35s
  11. 15m 42s
    1. Applying keywords
      4m 52s
    2. Creating unique captions quickly
      3m 17s
    3. Batch changing
      7m 33s
  12. 7m 0s
    1. Using the Search box
      4m 24s
    2. Creating Smart Albums for searching
      2m 36s
  13. 12m 48s
    1. Exporting masters and versions
      9m 10s
    2. Using the export plug-ins
      3m 38s
  14. 6m 44s
    1. Developing a backup strategy
      2m 23s
    2. Backing up with vaults
      2m 18s
    3. Restoring from a vault
      2m 3s
  15. 29m 52s
    1. Viewing your images via a quick slideshow
      3m 54s
    2. Setting up complex slideshows
      8m 19s
    3. Customizing individual slides
      8m 6s
    4. Adding video to your slideshows
      4m 13s
    5. Pulling a still frame from a movie
      1m 37s
    6. Exporting slideshows
      3m 43s
  16. 21m 39s
    1. Preparing your book project
      7m 9s
    2. Adjusting your book
      4m 54s
    3. Creating a custom template
      7m 2s
    4. Outputting your book
      2m 34s
  17. 22m 21s
    1. Emailing a photo from Aperture
      3m 27s
    2. Seeing your Aperture library from other applications
      1m 59s
    3. Building a web page
      4m 57s
    4. Publishing a web gallery
      3m 22s
    5. Publishing images to Flickr
      5m 58s
    6. Publishing images to Facebook
      2m 38s
  18. 10m 58s
    1. Printing a single image
      6m 32s
    2. Printing multiple images
      3m 4s
    3. Ordering prints from within Aperture
      1m 22s
  19. 36m 8s
    1. Taking advantage of Retina display Macs
      1m 56s
    2. Understanding the unified library for iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 2s
    3. Getting the most out of the advanced white balance adjustment
      4m 5s
    4. Understanding the changes in the revised Shadows and Highlights tool
      5m 23s
    5. Using Professional Auto Enhance as a starting point for image editing
      3m 24s
    6. Creating your own Auto Enhance presets
      2m 6s
    7. Using iPhoto effects in Aperture
      1m 34s
    8. Increasing performance with Fast Browsing combined with Quick Preview
      3m 40s
    9. Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
      3m 52s
    10. Deleting images from your Photo Stream
      2m 2s
    11. Deleting images from the iPhone, reordering projects, and setting the desktop photo
      2m 33s
    12. Transferring photos into Aperture from the iPad and the iPhone
      2m 31s
  20. 1m 35s
    1. Looking ahead
      1m 35s

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