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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.
We'll combine two tools in this discussion, mainly because they are both so easy to use. Straighten, and we're actually going to talk about Flip too. So, we'll have a two-for-one here in this movie. So, let me show you how the Straightening tool and the Flip tool both work. So, we're going to work on this image right here. I am just going to hit the V key for this waterfall in Yosemite. Now you'll notice that I did get the horizon just a little bit off here, shame on me.
And so at the bottom here we have some of our handy tools. We've already talked about Crop and Quick Brushes. We'll get to Red Eye, but right now we're going to use the Straighten tool. This is pretty fun. So, let's just go to Straighten tool and you get this little icon here, and all you have to do is click, and then just start moving. And you can move your image so that it lines up, and most of the time you're going to be lining the horizon, or some sort of horizon line up with the grid. And then you get it the way you want.
What's nice about this tool is that it's really - it straightens, and it crops at the same time, so that when you let go, you don't have any weird open spaces here, because you've angled the image around. And if you want to make another change, you can do that. You just go ahead and click on it again while you're in the Straighten tool, and continue to play. Very straightforward, very easy-to-use, but very nice when you have a crooked horizon. A simple tool sometimes is the right tool. When you're done with that, just go ahead and click back to your Pointer.
Now, I want to show you Flip too, so what if you wanted to make the falls coming from the wrong direction? Well, you can do that. You go up to your Adjustment pop- up window here, and you go to Flip. And you have a couple of different Types. You have the Horizontal Flip, which we just did. Then you have the Vertical Flip, which would turn it upside down, and then you have Horizontal and Vertical. So, if you want to make the falls coming from the wrong direction, you can do that. If you want to have them coming from the right direction, you just choose to unflip your image.
And again, it doesn't really require much more explanation than that, wouldn't you say so?
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