Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Color brick, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Let's take a look at the Color Brick right down here.…Well, I tell you this is a fun area.…This is more fun than playing with Crayola crayons and more powerful tool.…So what we have in the color brick is that we have some predefined colors here that we can work with, a red, yellow,…green, blue, a dark blue and a magenta and in the earlier versions…of Aperture we were limited to just working with these colors.…So you would look at your image and go oh, I want to work on the yellow.…There is a lot of yellow and you could play with the Hue which would be changing its actual color.…
You could work with the Saturation of that color which makes the color more intense or less intense.…You could work with the Luminance and that would make it brighter or darker and then the Range sort…of allows you to shift it all one way or another.…So we have these basic sliders.…The thing that happened in the later versions of Aperture is that now we also get the eyedropper that allows us to click…on a particular color and work just with it.…
- 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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