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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

with Derrick Story

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Setting up complex slideshows provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)
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  1. 2m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    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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Setting up complex slideshows
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Setting up complex slideshows provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Derrick Story as part of the Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

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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.

Topics include:
  • Importing images from a digital camera or hard drive
  • Adding metadata to photos including captions and copyright
  • Organizing photos using face recognition
  • Running Aperture Library First Aid
  • Retouching with Quick Brushes
  • Importing live images from an iPad or iPhone
  • Round-tripping between Aperture and Photoshop
  • Adding geo tags to mark photo locations
  • Managing movies
  • Creating a custom photo book
  • Publishing a web gallery
  • Uploading images to Flickr and Facebook
  • Archiving and restoring photo libraries
  • Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture

Setting up complex slideshows

Now we're going to tap into the real power of Aperture 3 for presentations. I'm going to show you how to set up the more complexed or advanced Slideshow. Now, one of the things that I like to do - let's say that I want to set up a Slideshow in this project here, the Great Outdoors. All the work that you've done up until this point, on your Rating and so forth, this is one of the times that it pays off. So, for instance, you want to have a nice little show that just shows your best shots, and you have rated your shots.

You may have even created a Smart Album with your Best Shots. Then they're all ready to go. They're all right here waiting for you. All you have to do is just select them all. I'm just going to hit Command+A to select them all. Now I'm going to go up to New. This time, instead of going to Slideshow, I'm going to go to Slideshow under New. This is where you get the Advanced Slideshow right there. You get to Choose a Theme. Now, I will tell you right now that these two themes are the best for customizing your Slideshow.

So, if you like to tweak it and work on it, and have it be just the way that you want it, choose either Classic or Ken Burns. These other themes are nice, and they're fun, but they're more what we would call, canned themes. Now they're great for working quickly. So, explore them. But if you want to play with your Slideshow, most of the time, I'm going Classic. That's what we're going to do right here too. So, I'll just call Great Outdoors. Then of course, make sure that this box is selected.

So, the shots that we previously selected are part of our Slideshow. Now if you miss something, not a problem, because you can bring stuff in. Now my Stacks are opened up here, but I'm going to collapse them, so that we're just seeing what we want. The way that Stacks work for Slideshows is that the Slideshow will pick the pick image for the Stack, so the one that's on top. So, as long as your best shot is on top for your Stack, you're in good shape.

If not, you can make that adjustment. Like I said, if you forgot a shot, and you go, "Oh, I really want that shot in there," really, not a problem. All you have to do is go back to wherever your images are. Let's say that I wanted to add this little guy too, this little guy right here. I just have to drag him over to my Slideshow. Here is my little project. There he is. He is ready to go. So, I can make him like the first slide there.

Then even if I'm looking at him here, and I go, "I need to make some adjustments to them," we can do all that sort of stuff. In the next movie, I'm going to show you how to work with the individual slides, but right now, we're just setting up our basic movie. So, we're going to go to Default Settings right here. If you don't see this when you first open up your Slideshow, don't worry. You get to it right here. This is a little icon to show that panel. So, if it's not there, just click on this. And you will get that.

Then the other panel is your Audio Browser. So, if you want to set up music or add a soundtrack, you would do that here. But right now, we're just going to work with our images themselves. Over here, we have some play buttons. This is Fullscreen, and this is to Play within the Viewer here. We have our lovely little Gear menu that allows you to do some additional things that we're going to play with on individual slides. Then we have this little Timer guy here. This shows us the length or the duration for the slide that happens to be selected at the moment.

We also have a couple of different views here, for down here in our Filmstrip. You can even work in List a View if you want. I'm kind of a visual sort of person. So, I don't want to do that. Then we can Sort. You can sort here, but I always end up using Manual, because I like to drag stuff around. I like to set the order myself. So, I want this shot to follow that shot. So, we just move this around, and maybe we'll go with a distance shot of the buck, and then kind of have a close shot right there.

Then do this and then end with that shot. So, I'm almost always in the Manual Sort here. Now in our Default Settings, we have some basic effects for the whole show. Now these apply to everything over in Default Settings. I'm just clicking on that right now. It moved back over to Selected Slides, because I was clicking on slides. So, keep an eye on this. Make sure that your working on the Default for everything for the Slideshow.

You can choose your Aspect Ratio, our Main Display, 16x9. So, that in HDTV is the same, but if the Aspect Ratio of my display was different, that would show different there. Almost all the time, unless I'm authoring for something specific like the iPhone, I'm going to be doing 16x9 for HDTV. You can set it up so that Slideshow Repeats. You can Loop the main audio track over and over again as the slides play if the audio track is shorter.

This one here, Show the title at the beginning - what it does is it takes the name of your Slideshow, and puts it on the first slide. If you like that, that's great, just leave the box checked. It will be checked, by default. If you don't like that, you can turn that off here. I'll show you how to do an individual title slide in the next movie. You set the Default Settings for all of your slides right here. You can override that with the individual slide adjustments, but if you say just overall, I want the slides to play for 3 seconds.

You set that up here. You can set up your Background also, and you can choose from the whole palette of colors. I like black. I am just sort of a Black Background kind of guy. If you want to set up a Border that sets off your image from the Background, you can do that here. Now Crop is interesting. So you can Crop where your images Fit in the Frame, or they Fill the Frame. Aperture will actually enlarge them as needed.

Again, this is where your preview size comes into play. Make sure you have a big enough preview to do this sort of thing. Even though we chose Classic Theme, we could set up Ken Burns. Right now, they hide the Ken Burns in the Crop Frame. There it is right there. Now our whole show will have the Ken Burnsian Effect as you go through it. So, it's up to you. If you want to do just Fill the Frame, and then go with the standard Transition, such as Dissolve, and you have all of these wonderful transitions to choose from. Dissolve is the most common.

You can set the angle of the Dissolve or whatever Transition you set right there, and the Speed of the Transition right here. Then once all of that is put together, if you want to have music, then you can set the music right here. What you would do is you would take whatever soundtrack you wanted, and actually drag it to the Filmstrip, and just drag it where you want it to begin. So, if you don't want to begin right at the beginning of the show, you can just do it right there - kind of neat, isn't it? When you're ready to play your Slideshow to take a look at it, all you have to do is hit the Play button right here.

(Music Playing) I hit the Escape button to Exit out of that. Then you can make any changes that you want to the audio, to the individual slides. I'm going to show you how to do some of those changes in the next movie, but right now, you're set up and ready to go.

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