Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Levels brick, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am now going to move down to the Levels Brick.…We are going to keep working with this same image.…We have done some Exposure adjustments.…We have played with it a little bit Enhance and I still see some opportunity for improvement…and I think Levels would be exactly a right adjustment for that.…Now our Levels Brick again, very much works with our histogram and it allows us to make adjustments…in the dark areas, the middle tone areas and the bright areas of the image.…As you see here, we have brought our image a pretty long ways but we have some gaps here in the dark and the white.…
You may or may not want to move these adjustments all the way over to the edge of the histogram.…Let's take a look at them and see what we get.…I am going to start with the bright area.…By the way, I am working in the Luminance channel, which is mainly adjust (Ph) the brights and the darks…and this Levels control that we have seen in Photoshop for years.…The easiest way to work in Levels, if you like working in RGB you can switch to that or you can work…
- 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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