This two-day course starts with image management basics and takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful editing, retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features. With complete coverage of Aperture's new features, learn to organize photos using Faces, Apple's face detection and recognition tool, take advantage of Places to find photos by where they were shot, and retouch images precisely with new nondestructive edge-aware brushes. Create advanced slideshows that include HD videos, titles, and layered soundtracks, using the full-screen Browser to browse and edit. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including, fashion, sports, wedding, commercial, and landscape.
This class is for anyone who wants to learn the fundamental functionality of Aperture, Apple's groundbreaking photo editing and management software. Aperture 3 delivers more than 200 new features and enhancements that combine powerful performance with iPhoto simplicity.
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:
Opening Aperture, Getting to know the Aperture Interface, Using the Aperture Layouts, Customizing the Workspace, Understanding Camera RAW, Working with Aperture's File Structure, Selecting an Alternate Aperture Library, Quitting Aperture
Importing Images from a Disk, Adding Metadata, Adding Custom Filenames, Importing Images from iPhoto, Importing Images from a Memory Card
Working with Stacked Images, Organizing Imported Images, Emailing Images from Aperture, Rating Images, Exploring the Viewer, Making Selects Using Keyboard Shortcuts, Evaluating Images at Full Resolution, Navigating the Browser, Rating Stacked Images, Managing Multiple Projects, Creating a Smart Album
Preparing Images for Adjustments, Framing Your Images, Making Automatic Adjustments, Analyzing Image Information with the Histogram, Using the Spot & Patch Tool, Using the Lift and Stamp Tools, Adjusting Spot & Patch Options, Comparing an Adjusted Image to the Master Image
Organizing the Projects Panel Using Favorites, Preparing the Project, Creating a Web Journal, Adding Images and Pages, Choosing a Site Theme, Customizing Text, Adding Text, Sizing and Positioning Images, Previewing Images in a Slideshow, Exporting a Web Journal
Preparing the Project, Creating a Light Table Album, Adding Images to the Light Table, Evaluating Images in the Light Table, Evaluating Images in Full Screen Mode, Switching Between Views, Printing the Light Table
Preparing the Project, Customizing the Full Screen Mode, Adjusting Luminance, Adjusting Tint and Saturation, Matching Color Between Images, Applying Adjustments to a Group of Images, Creating a Smart Album, Printing Contact Sheets, Authoring a Disc of Final Images, Backing Up the Library
Preparing the Project, Creating and Editing Stacks, Editing Stacks During Import, Using Keywords, Assigning Keywords to Images, Editing Metadata in Batches, Choosing Image “Picks”, Applying Ratings to Images, Creating Albums from Stacked Images, Searching and Filtering Images
Preparing the Project, Adjusting RAW vs. Non-RAW Images, Adjusting White-Balance Temperature Extremes, Using Metadata Sets, Adjusting Highlights and Shadows, Converting Color Images to Grayscale, Applying a Color Monochrome Adjustment, Sharpening and Noise Reduction, Sharpening and Noise Reduction for RAW Images, Taking a Closer Look at Exposure, Working with an External Editor, Deleting Versions
Soft Proofing Images, Using Multiple Displays, Creating Book Albums, Creating a Smart Web Gallery Album
Preparing the Project, Exporting a Master File, Moving the Aperture Library, Creating Multiple Libraries, Backing Up and Archiving, Creating Multiple Vaults