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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.
Earlier, I talked about the Vignette tool in Aperture, which is a creative tool that allows us to really focus our attention on the center of the frame. But there is also a Devignette tool in Aperture. That's a correction tool, because sometimes when we take pictures, if we have a Filter that's a little too thick, or if we have a lense hood that maybe isn't properly fitted to the lens, what we can get is a little darkening in the corners of our shots.
I think we've all seen that, and that is called vignetting. In that case, especially on a landscape or something, we may not want that. So, there is a correction tool in Aperture that allows us to fix that. So, we're going to go over to Adjustments, and now we're going to go Devignette. So, this is th tool that allows us to fix it. It works very much like the Vignette tool, only sort of in reverse. So, you have the Radius. So, now we're moving out, whereas the Vignette tool we moved in.
We brought the darkness in with the Vignette tool. Now we're removing the darkness out. We control that with the Radius, less of an effect, more of an effect. Basically, all you do is slide the Radius slider until you remove that corner darkening. Here is the intensity. If you have very dark corners, then you move the Intensity to the right to lighten them. Again, all you want to do is really add balance to your shot so that it just looks natural. So, that is the Devignette tool.
It is a correction tool. If you do have that problem, mainly with your wide-angle shots, your 17 millimeter lens, your 24 millimeter lens, where you get some of that darkening in the corners, all you do is just pull up this Devignette tool in Aperture. Move the Radius and Intensity sliders until you eliminate that darkening, until the photo looks natural, the way that you intended it to be.
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