Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Enhanced layout options, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
We've always been able to create terrific looking books with Aperture.…I think it's one of the application's strengths.…In Aperture 2.0 now however, I can create my own theme, and then output it to the printer, so for example,…looking at the bird shots here, I really would like to create a nice, big book.…Let's say my Epson R2400 and it can do 13x19 inch prints.…Wouldn't it be cool to make a book that was 13x19 inches, where I can use the full size of the paper?…So I'm going to do that right now.…
I basically make sure that I have my album selected.…I then go up to New, go up to Book, and here are the themes that already exist, but I want my own theme, so I'm going to go to custom here…in the pop-up menu, and I'm going to create a new theme.…Let's call it Epson 13x19, and the width will be 19 inches.…The height will be 13, and I'll leave all the other settings as is, and click OK.…
I now have a custom theme that I've created, and I'll choose it.…My images are down here at the bottom.…These are from the album, and these are from the browser, and I can see right here that I have 21 pages at the custom size, 19x13.…
- Exploring the new interface
- Using the tabbed Inspector and HUD
- Enhancing performance with the Quick Preview mode
- Decoding new images with RAW 2.0 processing and Baseline DNG
- Editing images with Recovery, Vibrancy, the Color Dropper, and the Retouch brush
- Customizing keyboard shortcuts
- Publishing to .Mac Web Gallery and using enhanced layout options
Skill Level Intermediate
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.