Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Edit plug-ins, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to show a new feature as of Aperture 2.1 called the Edit plug-in.…Now this is very helpful and it's along the same lines as round-tripping, only you are round-tripping with an Aperture…and not to External Editor such Photoshop or whatever External Editor you like to use for round-tripping.…So how does this work?…Well, let's work with our same image as before.…So here is our original little boy Shaun, and then here is the Roundtrip version that came from Photoshop CS3.…
Let's open it up again in Edit plug-in.…So I am just going to right-click on the image and I am going to Edit With.…This time instead of Photoshop CS3 I am going to use the Dodge & Burn plug-in.…This is the plug-in that Apple included with Aperture 2.1.…It's really a demonstration of the Edit API, but you know what, it's adoring good one and a lot of people really…like it and we are going to use it right now.…So we get a new window here.…We have Aperture behind, and we have some tools.…
We have a Dodge tool and a Burn, Saturate, Desaturate, Sharpen, Blur, Contrast and Fade,…
- 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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