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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.
Well, I am going to move over to the Effects palette now, because we have all sort of goodies in here to play with and as I mentioned in the overview movie we have six new controls here and they are pretty handy. They are actually very self-explanatory in that you can click on one and Darken. Now the one thing that you would probably learn by trial and error anyway is that if you keep clicking, it will continue to darken and if you keep clicking, it will continue to lighten.
If you want to increase the contrast, you can do that too and if you keep clicking it will continue to increase the contrast also. Now remember you always have either Command+Z to undo the last thing that you did or you can revert to original. So let's say I increase the contrast a bit and I have clicked here a number of times. I just keep clicking until it comes to where I want and then I want to maybe warm it up a bit. So I will click once or twice there and then add a little saturation and suddenly we have a much different photo.
I am going to hold down the Shift key. That's what we started with and here's where we are right now. So you can see these tools are pretty done powerful. Now we can combine them with some of the effects that are down here. For example, now I can add Edge Blur and Edge Blur as you keep clicking will make the blur creep in further and further and can see this number grows and creates this very dreamlike effect and then you go, "Oh, I went too far." Well, then click on the back arrow, take it back down.
So you get it just the way that you want. We will add it there. Now, the thing about these as you play with them, you can back them off or you can just go right down here to None and just say no, I don't want anything and this is probably faster especially when you're playing with things to see how they look. We don't really need use Boost, because we actually boosted up here by clicking the Saturation button, but you can take a look at it and you can boost it even further if you want. And you go, "Oh, that's not my cup of tea." So click None.
Now you can fade it, which is counter to what we did up here on top, but I guess you have to boost this so you can actually see how the Fade command works. So now we will fade it. As you keep clicking the Fade gets stronger and stronger and then you can click back here to remove it or go back to None. The Matte, again, guess what? As I keep clicking it's going to creep in and this one I am just going to go to None instead of clicking up.
Vignette works the same way. Clicking. Like Rod Serling is going to pop in any minute now and tell us something spooky. Edge Blur, we've done. Now you can do quick Black & White by clicking on this right here and Black & White is either on or off. There's no increasing into black and whiteness. So on or off. Sepia on or off, but Antique you can increase its antiqueness by doing this.
That's pretty well. This is like the fading processes. This is what the sun would do to this over time. So you can do like this time-lapse of how the sun would affect these flags over a period of years and then come back to None. You can always check your effects as I mentioned by pressing the Shift key to go back to the original. So the None key here only works on these. These are cumulative also. So you can do a basic adjustment with these and then if you want to add an effect you can continue to play with your image right here.
Actually, you can do quite a bit right here in this pane without even going to the next one over Adjust, but you know what? We're going over to Adjust anyway.
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