Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Exposure brick, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am now going to take a look at the Exposure brick.…Exposure is really the management of the lights and the darks in our image just like with your camera.…So if you underexpose a shot, it will be dark and if you over expose a shot, it will be too bright.…Now I am going to hit the Return key to bring us back where we are.…Now looking at the image for the most part I like it, but I think I want to improve it just a little bit.…It's a little dull.…I think I would like to brighten it up a little bit and I know that by brightening it up a bit,…I am going to lose a little bit more information here in the highlights which I am already on the edge.…
But I have other tools in this brick to help me recover those highlights,…and then I do have a little gap in the black point here.…So I might want to use my Black Point tool to close that up.…So let's get to work here.…I am going to slide my Exposure slider.…Now that is a little brighter and I sort of like that.…It has a little bit more oomph to it.…But I have lost some information in my highlights.…
- 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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