Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting Adjustment presets, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to show you how to create and manage Adjustment Presets.…And what those are?…They are actually a set of predefined settings that you like, they are yours that you can hang on to…and use it as a shortcut to apply them later on.…Now you see in each of the bricks here, we have the little gear, and when you pop-open that little gear,…you will see that you can save settings as a Preset.…So if I were to make a bunch of adjustments here, Exposure, Recovery, Black Point, it's exactly the way that I wanted,…and I knew that I probably want to apply that to photographs in the future, then I will just go here to the gear,…I'd save as Preset, I could give it a label and then it would show up in this list, very handy and very easy to do.…
Now there is no place in my opinion that these presets are more valuable than in the White Balance brick.…And one of the reasons why I say that is if you've ever used Adobe Camera Raw…and you've opened up the White Balance area there.…You will see that not only do you have the settings that your camera captured at, you also have all the settings…
- 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 26s
11. Archiving Photos
12. Using Aperture's Book-Making and Design Tools
13. Building Web Pages
14. Printing Images
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