Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Making fine adjustments, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to show you a couple of nice fine tuning adjustments that you can make inside the Adjustments tab…to make your Aperture experience a little more precise.…For example, let's say that we want to make an Exposure adjustment on this image right here.…We could do what we have been all along which is use the slider, and we can just watch the numbers as they roll by.…But what if you wanted to do it in more measured increments, it's very easy to do.…All you do is click within the field once, and then you can hit the right arrow key and you can go…up one increment at a time, very easy to do.…
Now if you want to go on even finer increments, hold down the Option key and you can go just a little bit at a time.…This is a nice option in addition to using the slider or if you want it, you can type in a number here too.…So you have three different options.…I like though, just using the arrow keys because it allows me to look at the image.…I don't have to look at the numbers so much, I know I am just going and increment at a time…
- 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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