Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with the Adjustments tab, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to take a moment and give you a basic overview of the Adjustments tab.…It is here in the Inspector and is one of the tabs along with Projects and Metadata.…At the top of the tab, we have some specific controls here where we can add bricks.…Bricks, what I mean by bricks?…Well, these are bricks right here, this is the Exposure brick, this is the Enhance brick.…We have bricks that show up by default and then we have additional bricks that you can use and up here…under the plus sign is where we get to add bricks that we want to add to our Adjustments tab here.…
So right now you can see that White Balance, Exposure, Enhance, Levels, Highlights and Shadows and Color grade out,…that's because they are already in the tab here.…If I wanted to add for example, Edge Sharpen I would just select it and it will be added to the brick for that image.…In the Gear menu here we have some specific controls.…So we are not adding bricks here, but we can adjust certain things.…For example, with the Histogram View I could change it from Luminance which it is right now to RGB.…
- 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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