Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Vibrancy slider, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
Also in the Enhance brick, we have Vibrancy, and this is yet another terrific slider,…something that we didn't have before that we now have in Aperture 2.0.…Now in some ways, Vibrancy is similar to saturation in that it really boosts the color tones, but it does so in a much more subtle way,…and to demonstrate, let's double click on our bride here, and actually let's go to full screen mode.…Let's have some fun, and I'll hit H to bring up our Inspector, and let me show you what Saturation does,…and one of the differences between Saturation and Vibrancy is that Saturation is better for things such as landscapes, cityscapes,…things like that, but the minute you get people, the minute that people are in the photograph, you pretty much want to stay away from saturation.…
Watch what happens to her skin tones as I boost the saturation here, and you'll see that it's not very flattering.…It's too heavy handed and most subjects, most models, most clients, your mom,…probably isn't going to like what saturation does to her or his skin, so I'm going to back that off.…
- 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.