Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using templates for book layout, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Apple's Book Making tool is amazing on many different levels.…You can go the easy route and just click a few buttons,…and before you know it you will have a custom bound professional looking book showing up in your mailbox,…or you can customize it in any number of ways.…I am going to show you the easy way first, and then we will explore some of the custom features in future movies.…We are going to work with a new project.…I brought in Megan's Plants, which is just perfect for a book,…because they are bright and colorful, and really pretty.…Now, the first step in Book Making process that I recommend is that you create an album of the images that you want;…in that way you can play with them and get your storyboard together.…
So in this case I am just going to use them all.…I am just going to do Command+A, select all the images, and I am going to create a new album.…We will call it Plant Book, that way we actually know what it is.…So now that I have created the album, I can play around here and sort of decide,…
- 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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