Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Spot and Patch brick, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Right next to the Retouch tool in the Control Bar here we have the Spot and Patch tool.…Now the Spot and Patch tool was actually in Aperture from the very beginning.…To be honest with you a lot of people really didn't like it very much and they found it hard to use…and as a result we ended up giving0:20 the Retouch tool which we know works wonderfully and is a beautiful tool.…However, Apple did not remove the Spot and Patch tool when they brought in the Retouch tool and I guess we figure…that some folks like using it and that it does have a few more controls than the Retouch tool.…
So I am just going to give you a quick look at it right now.…I think for the most part the Retouch tool is going to do the job for you…but we will take a quick peek at Spot and Patch.…I am going to click on the icon right here and it brings up this little heads-up display and the first thing I have…to do is decide on the radius of my correction.…I thought I would work on this right here.…We will try to get rid of this rusty bolt seems like a good thing.…
- 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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