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In iPhoto '11 Essential Training, Derrick Story offers an in-depth tour of the popular photo management software from Apple, demonstrating its various features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. The course covers techniques to categorize and combine images into custom collections using iPhoto's geotagging, face detection, and Smart Album features, and offers insight on how to perform key image corrections and enhancements. Also covered are tutorials on building customized slideshows and outputting collections to calendars, books, and greeting cards. Exercise files accompany the course.
This is a fun technique. It's the copy and paste adjustments technique, and why would you want to do that? Well, we are going to work on one of these photos down here and I am going to make some adjustments to it and then instead of having to start all over again on the next photo, I am going to copy the adjustments from this shot and then paste some onto here, and it's a real time saver. So I was thinking as I was looking at this album here, on the shots that aren't rated as highly, that they might look nice in black-and-white.
So I want to convert these three shots to black-and-white. We will use the Copy and Paste to do that. So first thing I am going to do is go ahead and I will just double-click on this, and we'll go to Edit mode and then I am going to go to Full Screen mode. Here we go. Interestingly enough, Copy and Paste only work when you are in the Adjust pane here. It doesn't work with Effects or Quick Fixes. So, Copy and Paste is for Adjust only.
So you are going, oh! Well, you know the black-and- white is over here. Well, guess what? If you've watched the Saturation movie, you know that we can do black-and-white here too and that's what I want to do. So I am going to do black-and-white right here. So first thing in Saturation, make sure this box is not checked and then move your slider all the way down, and right away that gives us a pretty nice looking black-and-white image. I can fine-tune that with these sliders right here and I am going to open up the shadows a little bit with the Temperature slider, and then I am going to play with Tint also.
So we will do something right about there. Now, it would be nice to add a little definition to the shot and maybe just a little bit of sharpness. There we go. Now, that's quite a different shot. I am going to hit the Shift key. That's what we started with and here we are now. So I am pretty happy with that and what I like to do is copy these settings and apply them to the other two shots. So I am going to go up here and if I push my mouse up to the very top of the screen, I can get the menu bar.
I go to Edit, and you will see we have Copy Adjustments right here with the keyboard commands. So I am going to copy these adjustments. Now I am going to use my Arrow key because I want to go back one shot. There we go. I want to apply all of those black-and-white adjustments. So I don't want to have to move the sliders again. I don't want to have to remember the settings. I just want to apply them to the shot. So now I will go back up here, go to Edit, and go to Paste Adjustments, and there they are.
And I believe I had one on the other side, this too. Yeah, let's paste them to this shot also. Press it up there, Paste Adjustments, and there we go. We are done. That's all we had to do. Everything, you notice that on this shot, we have the same settings that we had on the previous shot. Everything was copied and pasted and you can fine-tune each image if you want after you've done this, but it's a terrific timesaver.
Let me click out of Edit, and we will go ahead and go back to Thumbnail mode. Now, what I have done, in my humble opinion, is I have taken these shots that weren't my favorites and I like them more now because I have applied the black-and-white effect to them. They look a little different and actually look not too bad in black-and-white. So, Copy and Paste. Very handy when you want to apply similar adjustments to a number of photos.
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