Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Highlighting hot and cold areas, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Aperture 2 provides you with the option to give you a visual indication of hot areas and cold areas in your photograph.…Now what does that mean when you highlight hot and cold areas?…Well, the hot areas of course are the white areas and when they are hot that means…that there isn't any image detail there, that they are actually blown out.…And the cold areas are the shadow areas, and when they are cold that means there isn't any image detail…because the shadows are what we called plugged up.…Now what does that mean and how do you use it?…I am going to show you right now.…
We are going to go this shot right here and I am going to hit the V key.…So a hot area would be this right here and as you can see it's almost pure white, there is no detail at all.…We know that there is something there, sidewalk or something, but the exposure is so overexposed that it's blown out.…And then the cold area would be something like this, where we have a black black with virtually no detail either.…Now how do we tell if this area is actually plugged up compared to this area or compared to this area?…
- Understanding Aperture terms, interface, preferences, and workflow
- Creating metadata presets and adding keywords on import
- Importing images from a digital camera, hard drive, or iPhoto library
- Using tethered shooting
- Viewing images with previews, slideshows, and metadata overlays
- Comparing, selecting, and organizing images
- Correcting white balance, exposure, levels, and color
- Using Retouch, Straighten, Crop, Vignette, and other image adjustments
- Applying sharpening and noise reduction adjustments
- Searching for images and creating Smart Albums
- Exporting, archiving, and backing up photos
- Designing books, publishing web galleries, and printing images
Skill Level Beginner
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.
1. Getting Started
2. Importing Images
3. Viewing Images
4. Comparing, Selecting, and Organizing Images
5. Making Basic Image Adjustments
6. Making Additional Image Adjustments
7. Using Unique Aperture Tools
8. Modifying Metadata
9. Searching for Images
10. Exporting Images
Using the Export plug-ins3m 27s
11. Archiving Photos
12. Using Aperture's Book-Making and Design Tools
13. Building Web Pages
14. Printing Images
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