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Working in Projects view


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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

with Derrick Story

Video: Working in Projects view

So one of the new ways we have at looking at our photos and kind of sorting through them in Aperture 3 is what we called the all projects view. And we have couple of different ways to get to it, the traditional way, where you go up to the View menu right up here, and you can go to Show Projects. That will take you to this view, or in the Library pane, you can just click on Projects. That will also do it. So for here, Great Outdoors, and you want to go to this view, you just click on the Projects View.
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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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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)
8h 19m Beginner Oct 03, 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
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Printing Photos Raw Processing Retouching Sharing Photos
Software:
Aperture
Author:
Derrick Story

Working in Projects view

So one of the new ways we have at looking at our photos and kind of sorting through them in Aperture 3 is what we called the all projects view. And we have couple of different ways to get to it, the traditional way, where you go up to the View menu right up here, and you can go to Show Projects. That will take you to this view, or in the Library pane, you can just click on Projects. That will also do it. So for here, Great Outdoors, and you want to go to this view, you just click on the Projects View.

And then we can also work with this in full-screen mode by hitting the F key, and then we can work with all of our projects in full-screen mode. So we have a lot of different ways to look at this. Now you can imagine that over time, there are going to be a lot of projects in this pane here. Right now we only have three that we've just created early on, but as time goes on after a year, so you could have hundreds of projects here. So, Aperture gives you some ways to sort of sort through them, and view them, and filter them, and all that good stuff.

As they appear right now, we have this little pop-up menu, and we can just rearrange them. We can go to Date with the Oldest First, or the Newest First. We can move that around. We can go by Name, which is sort of alpha order. So we have those different sorting right off the top. Now, right now they're in what we call Ungrouped view, and that's this little icon right here. However, we can look at them in groups by Calendar. Click here.

And suddenly we have our 2007- 2008, 2009-2010 and 2010 groupings. So we've actually broken up the ungrouped mass of, in this case, three projects into something that's divided by date. That's a handy way to look at things, so you can see all the projects that have photos from 2007-2008 for example. If you use folders in your Library to organize things, you can look at things that way.

So, all the Projects not in a folder will show up here, and then everything that is in a folder will appear below that. So, it kind of depends on how you're organizing stuff. Now another option that you have is to use this filter over here, where you can actually type in a name. For instance, if I type in iPhone, then that is filtered. So all other projects that have iPhone in the name will appear, and everything else will move aside.

So if you have like a vague idea of what their project is named, that's not a bad way to go either. That's a nice little technique. Now, let's go to full-screen mode, because it gets even more fun. I am going to hit the F key right now, and we'll go to full-screen mode. So again, this is somewhat similar to what we saw before. We have this pop-up menu that allows us to rearrange things. We have the ungrouping buttons, but over here this changes things a little bit. Now, watch what happens. I am going to open up one of these projects here, just by double-clicking on it, and we get a new icon here.

And so now we can actually look within the project. So for example, if we wanted to just see everything that was three stars or better, we can do that and so we do a little filtering right there. That's very nice. And then you go okay, that's great, and I want to go back to where I see everything, and you can click on that. Now, if you click on this icon right here, this is a filter that gives you even more control. So for example, again we can play with the ratings here, three stars or more, four stars or more, and nope, I don't have any of those, so we can go back to that.

So that's kind of fun. If we have flagged images, or color labels, we can filter that way. Text, we can filter that way. But I want to show you keywords right now. I am going to click on Keywords right here and I can just filter by images that are tagged with, for instance, Hiking, or Camping. In this case, it would be the same. California, there we go. Now California and Hiking, there we go.

Include any of the following and then you have the different ways to sort. So it can include any of the following, or all of the following. It depends on-- this is regular search engine stuff. So that's kind of fun also. So if you wanted to find keyword "movie," for anything that goes in as a movie, then you can just click on Movie, and there you go. It shows up. So that little extra is very nice to help you navigate within the projects themselves. And then of course, you can go back to the All Projects View by clicking on Projects right here.

Here we are. I want to show you two more little tips. One is, as you're scrubbing through these, I am just moving the mouse from side-to-side. If you want to change the key image, you just stop and hit the Spacebar and now that image where you stopped becomes the key image. So that's kind of fun. And then if you click on the little i right there, this is just like iPhoto. It opens up an Info box. You can change the name of your project there.

You can add a description, which is kind of fun. And if there is any geo data involved with the images, those show up here on this map too. Then of course, if you just want to open the project, just go to the project itself, you click on this button down here, and now you're inside the project where we can do all the stuff we're talking about earlier. So we'll go back to Projects here, and then I am going to hit the F key, and we're going to exit out of full-screen mode. So this is very much like events in iPhoto, isn't it? A little bit more power, but the same concept.

If you've been using events in iPhoto, then you're going to feel very comfortable using the Projects view. It's a lot of fun in full-screen mode. It is handy and I encourage you to take a look at it and add it to your Aperture skill set.

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