Synopses & Reviews
Now fully updated for version 1.5, this comprehensive book-DVD 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. Version 1.5's new features are completely covered, including the new image editing tools, expanded search capabilities, new Loupe tool, and support for many more RAW file formats. It 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 for use in different jobs, and effective ways to display images for client review, apply metadata, keep your online portfolio up to date automatically, color-manage your workflow from input to final print, and much more. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including fashion, sports, wedding, commercial, and portraiture. All the files you need to complete the exercises are included on the DVD.
Shake 4 is a world-class compositing package, but it's also complicated. And sometimes you just need to know how to get around a great piece of software fast. The Shake Quick-Reference Guide is a compact little book that includes every cheat-sheet and quick-glance table a professional visual effects artist could hope for. The book includes a concise explanation of the Shake 4 interface, workspace, and various views and tools, plus at-a-glance summaries of everything from the Color tab (including all those Operators and Correctors) to the Transform tab. It also includes handy tips such as how to access Shake commands from the Terminal, and a Basic Keying Survival Guide. An indispensable reference for visual-effects studios.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 Exploring the Aperture Workflow
Lesson 2 Importing Images into Aperture
Lesson 3 Organizing and Rating Images
Lesson 4 Image Adjustment Basics
Lesson 5 Creating Web Output
Lesson 6 Evaluating Images
Lesson 7 Finishing,Delivering,and Archiving Images
Lesson 8 Advanced Organization and Rating
Lesson 9 Advanced Editing
Lesson 10 Advanced Output
Lesson 11 Advanced File Structure and Archiving
Lesson 12 Aperture Automation