Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Retouch tool, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
In previous versions of Aperture, we had something to help us clean up minor imperfections called Spot & Patch…and it was useful for sensor dust and things of that sort.…The problem with Spot & Patch was that it wasn't the easiest tool in the world to use.…Fortunately in Aperture 2.0, we have something new called Retouch, and it's a lot more fun and it's a lot more intuitive,…and I doubt if you'll be using Spot & Patch much more in the future.…Now Retouch isn't automatically part of your Adjustments panel here, but you can add it easily.…
Just go up to the plus sign and select Retouch and it shows up.…The brick will show up right here, and plus you get this handy little heads up display.…Now I'm going to show you both parts of it.…There's the repair part and the clone part.…The repair is useful for imperfections such as sensor dust, and let's find something in our image right now.…This area right here looks like an imperfection.…I'm going to just put my mouse pointer on it and then hit the Z key, and then that way I can zoom into it 100% and a lot of times,…
- 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.