Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Straighten, Crop, and Flip, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
We are going to have a little fun now actually playing with our image.…We are going to straighten out a horizon, we are going to crop it and we are going to flip it around…and flip is actually new to Aperture 2.0.…I am going to show you all three right now.…Let's go to full screen mode just because it's more fun.…I am going to hit that F key and we are in full screen mode.…Now the Straightening tool which will allow me to fix this crooked horizon right here.…It's up here in the control bar.…So as I go up to the top of the screen, here is our Straightening tool right there.…
I just click on it and I get this little up and down arrow and watch what happens.…I am just going to hold down my mouse button.…I get a nice grid and all I have to do is just line up that horizon with the grid.…That's fabulous and the cool thing about Aperture is that it crops and straightens at the same time and if you don't…like exactly what you did, you just click on it again and- til you get it the way that you want.…Something that will 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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