Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Vignette slider, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
A nifty, creative tool that we have in Aperture 2.0 is Vignette.…It's right down here below the color tool where we were just hanging out in the previous movie.…If you don't see the Vignette brick loaded in the Adjustments palette, simply go up to the plus sign,…click on it, and choose Vignette from the pop-up menu.…Now there's two types of Vignette effects that you can apply in Aperture 2.0, exposure and gamma.…Exposure is more what we're used to seeing created by a camera lens.…It has a lot of gradation.…
It's more subtle.…The corners darken a little bit, and then the overall feel is less pronounced.…Let's take a look.…The way that I usually start with this, I'll move the size somewhere in the middle here, and just slide the amount,…and you can see that this isn't a real heavy handed effect, but as you increase the size, it is pronounced.…You can see what's going on.…We'll do a before and after here by un-checking and checking the box, and what it does is it draws attention to the center of the frame.…
- 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.