Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Vignette and Devignette, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Two new tools in Aperture that I really like a lot allow us to control the darkness…and lightness on the corners of our photographs.…It's a very handy tool.…One is the Devignette tool, and that's a correction tool and that happens when we have a filter ring…that maybe it's too thick for a wide-angle lens or a lens fit that doesn't fit right…and we get some of that darkening in the corners.…You may have seen that before.…So the Devignette tool allows us to correct that, and then we have an artistic control called the Vignette tool…that allows us to create an effect where we darken the outside of the photograph and it allows us to focus more…on the center of the image, and I want to show you how that works right now.…
I am going to hit the V key to bring up this image, and we will start with the artistic tool, the Vignette tool,…and you have to go up to the plus sign up here.…It's not a part of your original set of bricks, and I will choose Vignette.…So the tool is added down here.…And what you have is you have two types of corrections or two types of effects I should say.…
- 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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