Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Enhance brick, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am now going to take a look at the Enhance Brick.…The Enhance Brick follows the Exposure Brick.…It allows us to further refine our adjustments.…This flag shot here we had done some work earlier.…We had used Auto Levels and Auto Exposure on it and we manage to brighten it up quite a bit.…Now uncheck Exposure just so you can see where we were and here we are now.…So we have taken the first step toward improving this image.…Now we are going to work on it in Enhance using the Contrast slider, the Definition slider,…the Saturation slider and the Vibrancy slider.…
Contrast does exactly that it tends to increase or decrease the contrast in the shot and the way that it works is…when we increase the contrast you will see that it spreads out the histogram in both directions…and then you can see how the highlights and the shadows are emphasized in the shot…and when we decrease contrast it collapses the histogram a little bit and it flatten outs the image.…Now we are going to use Contrast on this shot.…Normally we are increasing contrast but I think when we did our Exposure…
- 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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