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Using the Effects palette


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iPhoto '08 Essential Training

with Derrick Story

Video: Using the Effects palette

There are a variety of effects that you can apply to your images in iPhoto. Let's take a look at some of them right now. Go over here to Guatemala. This looks like a fun one to play with. Now hold down the Option key and Double- Click on it. This is kind of an abstract photo. Let's see how it looks when we apply Black and White and Sepia and some of the other little goodies that we have hidden down here in the Effects palette. I'm just going to Click on it once to bring it up, and you see right over here we get little thumbnail previews of the different effects. So, we can see right away possibly what we might be interested in. For instance, if I Click on Black & White, then that converts my image into Black & White. Well, you know I'm not really crazy about that look.
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  1. 8m 32s
    1. Welcome
      2m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 17s
    3. iPhoto overview
      5m 15s
  2. 9m 33s
    1. Interface changes
      2m 2s
    2. Importing photos
      37s
    3. Events
      1m 18s
    4. Using the Web Gallery
      2m 18s
    5. The Adjust palette
      2m 12s
    6. Other editing tools
      1m 6s
  3. 24m 36s
    1. Launching iPhoto for the first time
      2m 46s
    2. Setting up overall preferences
      5m 18s
    3. Importing images from your camera
      4m 7s
    4. Importing photo files
      2m 41s
    5. Importing movies
      3m 14s
    6. Changing the viewing mode
      6m 30s
  4. 26m 52s
    1. Setting up Events preferences
      4m 2s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Auto-splitting an event
      2m 53s
    4. Merging events
      2m 4s
    5. Changing the key photo
      2m 13s
    6. Renaming your photos and events
      2m 34s
    7. Creating albums
      2m 40s
    8. Creating folders
      3m 12s
    9. Creating Smart Albums
      4m 34s
  5. 26m 29s
    1. Understanding metadata
      1m 3s
    2. Understanding EXIF and IPTC metadata
      2m 11s
    3. Using photo info
      3m 7s
    4. Rating your photos
      4m 18s
    5. Finding photos by rating
      1m 27s
    6. Hiding photos
      1m 41s
    7. Flagging photos
      4m 12s
    8. Adding keywords
      5m 43s
    9. Finding photos by keyword
      2m 47s
  6. 29m 28s
    1. Switching to Edit mode
      2m 31s
    2. Rotating photos
      1m 18s
    3. Cropping photos
      2m 7s
    4. Straightening photos
      2m 23s
    5. Making automatic corrections with Enhance
      4m 37s
    6. Removing red-eye
      3m 39s
    7. Retouching photos
      2m 33s
    8. Using the Effects palette
      4m 51s
    9. Duplicating photos
      2m 13s
    10. The Revert to Original command
      3m 16s
  7. 47m 14s
    1. Setting up an advanced editing environment
      5m 13s
    2. Adjusting levels
      3m 5s
    3. Adjusting exposure and contrast
      4m 2s
    4. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      3m 13s
    5. Adjusting saturation, temperature, and tint
      3m 42s
    6. Automatic color cast correction
      3m 0s
    7. Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
      5m 55s
    8. Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
      3m 7s
    9. Editing in an external editor
      4m 16s
    10. Working with RAW files in iPhoto
      5m 24s
    11. Working with RAW files in an external editor
      6m 17s
  8. 38m 28s
    1. Creating a Web Gallery
      7m 25s
    2. Managing your Web Gallery
      2m 33s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      9m 53s
    4. Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
      4m 19s
    5. Emailing photos
      6m 47s
    6. Exporting an HTML Web Gallery
      5m 27s
    7. Sharing photos over a network
      2m 4s
  9. 28m 29s
    1. Printing photos
      4m 49s
    2. Ordering prints
      2m 30s
    3. Building a photo book
      9m 52s
    4. Creating greeting cards
      4m 54s
    5. Creating a calendar
      6m 24s
  10. 18m 19s
    1. Burning a backup CD or DVD
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a photo DVD in iDVD
      5m 39s
    3. The iPhoto Library
      4m 3s
    4. Creating custom title slides
      3m 24s
  11. 40s
    1. Goodbye
      40s

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4h 18m Beginner Nov 06, 2007

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iPhoto is the backbone of digital photo management for amateur photographers using Macs. In iPhoto '08 Essential Training, instructor Derrick Story teaches each aspect of iPhoto '08, including how to burn CDs and DVDs; set up an advanced editing environment; and retouch, rotate, crop, duplicate, and manipulate photographs. Derrick also shares many tips and tricks and demonstrates how to best organize large photo libraries with metadata, flags, keywords, ratings, and photo info. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the iPhoto '08 interface changes
  • Organizing photos and events
  • Tagging and searching with metadata
  • Adding effects and retouching photos
  • Adjusting levels, exposure, sharpness, etc.
  • Creating and managing web photo galleries
  • Printing quality photos
Subject:
Photography
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Derrick Story

Using the Effects palette

There are a variety of effects that you can apply to your images in iPhoto. Let's take a look at some of them right now. Go over here to Guatemala. This looks like a fun one to play with. Now hold down the Option key and Double- Click on it. This is kind of an abstract photo. Let's see how it looks when we apply Black and White and Sepia and some of the other little goodies that we have hidden down here in the Effects palette. I'm just going to Click on it once to bring it up, and you see right over here we get little thumbnail previews of the different effects. So, we can see right away possibly what we might be interested in. For instance, if I Click on Black & White, then that converts my image into Black & White. Well, you know I'm not really crazy about that look.

I can go back to the Original. Let's try Sepia. Well, Sepia isn't quite right either. I mean the Original looks better. Don't you think? Sepia is a little too yellow for my paste. Go back to Original. Let's try Antique. Now Antique does a kind of interesting and sort of gives it that old feel that represents when the structure was built and I might want to toy with this a little bit. So, I'm going to Click the arrow on the right side and I can increase the effect of Antique here just by doing that and then if I go a little too far I can back it off and you know it's actually a little bit better without so much of the effect applied. I think that Antique really looks best on this particular image right around 1, but I don't feel like committing to that yet.

So, I'm going to return it to Original. Let's try Fade Color and again we can increase the fading, that's what we are doing and when we Click the right arrow that doesn't work so well for me and again Fade Color well if we are going to use it at all right around 1 or 2 again I don't feel like making a commitment to it yet. I'm going to go back to Original. This one might be interesting though. Boosting the color. Now that's pretty interesting. What happens if we continue to push that envelop? Oh, it gets very strong, very saturated. I don't think this is anything that you would want to do. It is interesting though to sort of push the edges of these effects to see how far they will go that doesn't mean you have to stay there, but at least see where they go and then you can back them off to where you want. So, let's say that I stick with Boost Color right around, well I'm going to stick with 1 and of course you know we get to use our Shift key effect or we could always go back to Original, but I like Boost Color right at 1. Now, we have a couple other things down here and I don't use them that often, but they are a sort of interesting. We have the Matte effect and as you raise the number the Matte effect is increased. Not real crazy about it. I'm going to take it back to 0. We have Vignette. Now, Vignette is a kind of fun and sometimes I like to play with Vignette. It works great on porches, but sometimes when you really want to focus the look right to the middle of the photo and you a kind of want to darken the edges Vignetting is a useful tool. So, I'm going to Vignette just a little bit here on the corners. I'm going to use just a 1 on Vignetting and that you notice that I can use these in combination. It's not an either or. I can have Boost Color and Vignette. If I want I can even blur the edges a little bit and increase that. Now, we don't see the effect so much because we have Vignetting on. Now, if I were to turn the Vignette off, we could probably yes, now we can see the effects of blurring the edges a little bit, it gives a kind of a unique glow. I might like that actually better than the Vignette. After all, we are just having fun here. So, I'm going to have Edge Blur that is about 5.

We'll leave Vignette off and we'll have a 1 on the Boost Color. I'm going to close the Effect palette now. Now remember our trick with the Shift key, so I'll hold down shift. This is what we started with. This is sort of the effect that we ended up with. Here is our original. Here is where we are now. I tell you what, I like it better with the effects applied. So, I'm going to Click Done and by golly I think we have a new image. I'm going to Double-Click it just to look at it without being in Editing mode and I find this rather fascinating. So, in this case, I think playing with some of those effects and just trying them out ended up helping me produce a better photo. I'll leave the artistic judgment up to you, but open up that palette, try down some of your photos and see what you think.

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