Aperture 1.1 Essential Training

with Scott Bourne and Derrick Story
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Aperture 1.1 Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 6h 41m Beginner


Apple Aperture is designed for digital photographers, with the goal of making professional photo processing and manipulation fast and effortless. This tutorial concentrates on Aperture's range of capabilities, including downloading selected images, browsing thumbnails, accessing and understanding raw photo details, enhancing and editing photo contrast, adjusting exposure and color levels, viewing and arranging photos, extracting and understanding image metadata, and more. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Running Aperture successfully
  • Understanding key Aperture terms
  • Importing images from digital cameras, iPhoto, iPods, and your hard drive
  • Viewing and arranging images
  • Organizing and editing with the Light Table
  • Making adjustments in Aperture vs. Photoshop
  • Viewing, adding, and extracting metadata
  • Exporting masters and versions
  • Creating contact sheets and Web photo galleries
  • Backing up and restoring files


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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Aperture 1.1 Essential Training .

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Q: Are there a way to increase the font size in Aperture?
A: Not in Aperture itself, but you can use the zoom feature built into your operating system. (Aperture is a Mac-only program, by the way.) Go to the Apple menu and open System Preferences. Choose Universal Access. Turn on Zoom under the Seeing tab. Then, in any application, you can press Shift+Cmd+Plus to zoom in and Shift+Cmd+Minus to zoom out.

We advise you do not lower the screen resolution unless it's absolutely necessary, as that approach tends to make images softer than they really are. But if your sight is very poor, the tradeoff might be worth it.
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