Synopses & Reviews
This Apple-certified guide to Aperture 3 starts with the basics of image management and takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful editing, retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features. It delivers comprehensive training - the equivalent of a three-day course - in one project-based book. With complete coverage of Aperture's new features, you'll learn to organize your photos using Faces, Apple's face detection and recognition tool, take advantage of Places to find photos by the location where they were shot, and retouch your images precisely with new nondestructive edge-aware brushes. You'll create advanced slideshows that include HD videos, titles, and layered soundtracks, and with the full-screen Browser you'll now be able to use every inch of your Mac display to browse and edit. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including fashion, sports, wedding, commercial, and landscape photography.
- DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 20 hours of training
- Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects
- Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
- Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast
- Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
- Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam
- The accompanying disc requires Mac OS X v 10.5.8 or v 10.6.2 or later; Aperture 3;iPhoto '09, version 8.1 or later.
Fully updated for Aperture 2, this comprehensive book-DVD training combo starts with the basics of image management and takes you step by step all the way through Aperture's powerful photo-editing, image-retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features. Aperture 2's new features are completely covered, including a new RAW-image processing engine, a streamlined interface, powerful new adjustment tools, and added integration with Mac OS X and other Apple products for instant web publishing and one-click portfolio syncing. Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 2 delivers comprehensive training - the equivalent of a two-day course - in one project-based book. You'll learn time-saving techniques for sorting, ranking, and organizing images, effective methods for correcting and enhancing images, plus efficient ways to display images for client review, apply metadata, update your online portfolio automatically, and much more. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including photo-journalism, sports, wedding, commercial, and portraiture. All the files you need to complete the exercises are included on the DVD.
About the Author
Dion Scoppuoletto is an Apple Authorized Trainer, marketing consultant and avid travel photographer who has taught classes on Aperture and other Apple products world wide. Before starting his own company, he was at Apple Inc. for 7 years, where he worked as a Senior Product Manager on Shake, Motion and iPhoto, and was involved in the first release of Aperture.
Table of Contents
Creating and Organizing Your Photo Library
Lesson 1. A Quick Tour of Aperture
Lesson 2. Adding and Managing Metadata
Lesson 3. Comparing and Evaluating Images
Lesson 4. Indexing Photos Using Faces and Places
Lesson 5. Managing Projects and the Library Corrective and Creative Image Editing
Lesson 6. Performing Nondestructive Editing
Lesson 7. Correcting Tone
Lesson 8. Correcting Color
Lesson 9. Making Local Adjustments with Brushes
Lesson 10. Working with RAW Images Sharing Your Work
Lesson 11. Creating Dynamic Slideshows
Lesson 12. Presenting Your Photos on the Web
Lesson 13. Delivering Final Images as Books, Prints, and Files
Appendix A Setting Up Your Work Environment
Appendix B Expanding Aperture Functionality