Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Highlights and Shadows brick, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
The Highlights and Shadows control are very helpful especially for dealing with contrasting situations…such as this shot here taken during the middle of the day.…We have some dark areas that are in shadow.…There is some very bright sand here and I think we could improve it using the controls in this brick here.…Now before I explain those controls, for this shot I want to go to full screen mode and we will use the heads-up display.…I have a little change of pace here.…So I am going to hit the F key to bring this to full screen mode.…
I am going to hit the H key to bring up our Inspector.…Now we can get a good look at what we are doing and we will go down here to Highlights and Shadows.…There we are.…So basically we have two sliders in Highlights and Shadows.…The Highlights slider works with the very bright areas trying to recover information and again,…this works best on Raw files because there is more information to recover and the Shadows of course,…works in the dark area and it's trying to recover detail in the dark areas of the shot.…
- 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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