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Apple Pro Training Series Aperture 2

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Getting Started
    1. The Methodology
      1. Course Structure
        1. Importing and Organizing
        2. Image Editing
        3. Printing and Publishing
    2. System Requirements
    3. Copying the Aperture Lesson Files
    4. Keeping Your Work Environment Neutral
      1. Adjusting Your Work Environment
      2. Adjusting Your System Preferences
    5. Calibrating Your Display
    6. About the Apple Pro Training Series
    7. Apple Pro Certification Program
    8. Companion Web Page
    9. Resources
  3. Importing and Organizing
    1. 1. Exploring the Aperture Workflow
      1. Opening Aperture
      2. Adding Aperture to the Dock
      3. Launching Aperture
      4. The Main Window
      5. Configuring Your Browser for This Lesson
      6. Importing Images from a Memory Card
        1. Import Options
      7. Choosing a Destination Project
      8. Working with Aperture’s File Structure
        1. Using the Library
        2. Understanding Masters and Versions
        3. Managed Images and Referenced Images
        4. Choose a Location for the Imported Images
      9. Adding Metadata on Import
      10. Understanding RAW Files
      11. Understanding Other Image Formats
        1. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
        2. PSD (Photoshop Document)
        3. TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
      12. Rating Images
      13. Adjusting Images
        1. Working with Nondestructive Edits
        2. Adjusting White Balance
        3. Adjusting Saturation
        4. Converting to Grayscale
      14. Exporting Images
      15. Backing Up a Project
      16. Backing Up the Library
        1. Creating a Vault
        2. Creating Multiple Vaults
      17. Restoring Your Aperture Library
      18. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    2. 2. Evaluating Images: Compare and Select
      1. Generating Aperture Previews
      2. Importing from a Folder
      3. Using Quick Preview During the Import Process
      4. Navigating the Browser
      5. Selecting and Rotating Multiple Images
      6. Working with Stacks
      7. Auto-Stacking
      8. Editing Stacks
      9. Choosing the Pick of a Stack
      10. Using Stack Mode
      11. Understanding Picks—Promoting and Demoting
      12. Evaluating Images in Full-Screen Mode
        1. Using Zoom to Evaluate Images
      13. Using the Loupe Tool
        1. Using the Centered Loupe
        2. Using the Normal Loupe
      14. Assigning Ratings
      15. Rating Groups of Images
      16. Using Primary Selection Options to Rate Images
      17. Speed Rating
      18. Evaluating Images on the Light Table
        1. Creating a Light Table
      19. Navigating the Light Table
      20. Getting a Closer Look in the Light Table
      21. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    3. 3. Organizing Your Project
      1. Displaying Metadata in the Browser and Viewer
      2. Importing Using Auto-Stack and Custom Naming
        1. Auto-Stack and Rotate on Import
      3. Custom Naming on Import
      4. Time Adjustment and Additional Metadata
      5. Using Keywords
      6. Assigning Keywords Using the Metadata Inspector
      7. Defining Keywords
      8. Working in the Keywords HUD
      9. Adding Keywords and Groups
      10. Dragging and Dropping Keywords
      11. Using Keyword Buttons
      12. Applying Keywords Using Buttons
      13. Applying Keywords Using Keyboard Shortcuts
      14. Applying Keywords Using the Lift & Stamp Tools
      15. Editing and Managing Metadata Views and Presets
      16. Creating a New Metadata View
      17. Creating and Applying Metadata Presets
      18. Modifying One Field of Metadata Quickly
      19. Sorting and Filtering Your Project
        1. Filtering in the Browser
      20. Using the Query HUD
      21. Working with Albums
      22. Working with Smart Albums
      23. Creating Smart Albums
      24. Creating Smart Albums from the Browser Filter
      25. Viewing and Organizing Multiple Projects
        1. Using Folders
      26. Working with Browser Views
      27. Working with Projects in Tabbed and Split Panes
      28. Organizing Images Using Split Panes
      29. Copying and Moving Images between Projects
      30. Project Skimming and Favorites
        1. Project Skimming
        2. Favorites
      31. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
  4. Image Editing
    1. 4. Basic Edits
      1. Importing Images from iPhoto
        1. Adding Images to iPhoto
      2. Browsing Your iPhoto Library
      3. Cropping a Photo
        1. Cropping Images with the Crop Tool
      4. Cropping Images with the Crop Controls
      5. Flipping an Image
      6. Straightening a Photo
      7. Adjusting White Balance
      8. Removing Sensor Dust
      9. Removing Red Eye
      10. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    2. 5. Working with RAW Images
      1. Preparing the Project
      2. Using Multiple Displays
        1. Setting Up a System with Two Displays
      3. Configuring OS X for Multiple Displays
      4. Configuring Aperture for Multiple Displays
      5. Working with the RAW Fine Tuning Controls
        1. Choosing a RAW Decode Method
        2. Using Existing Aperture Libraries
        3. Working with DNG Files
      6. Adjusting Boost and Hue Boost
      7. Sharpening and Noise Reduction for RAW Images
        1. Sharpening RAW Images
      8. Noise Reduction for RAW Images
      9. Removing Moire from RAW Images
        1. Saving RAW Fine-Tuning Presets
      10. Adjusting White Balance for RAW Images
      11. Recovering Hot and Cold Areas in RAW Images
      12. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    3. 6. Correcting Tone
      1. Preparing the Project
      2. Analyzing Image Information with the Histogram
      3. The Exposure Controls
        1. Adjusting Exposure in an Image
      4. Identifying Color Clipping
      5. Using the Auto Exposure Button
      6. Recovering Highlights in an Image
      7. Adjusting the Image’s Black Points
      8. Adjusting the Brightness of an Image
      9. Enhancing an Image with Contrast and Definition
        1. Adjusting Contrast in an Image
      10. Adjusting Definition in an Image
      11. Adjusting the Levels of an Image
        1. Adjusting Luminance Levels for an Image
      12. Using Quarter-Tone Controls
      13. Using the Auto Levels Button
      14. Improving Highlights & Shadows
        1. Controlling Highlights & Shadows
      15. Using the Highlights & Shadows Controls as a Fill Flash
      16. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    4. 7. Correcting Color
      1. Preparing the Project
      2. Working in Full Screen View
      3. About Making Color Adjustments
      4. Using the White Balance Controls
        1. Using the White Balance Eyedropper
        2. Using the Temp Controls
      5. Fixing Color with the Auto Levels Separate Button
      6. Working with the Enhance Controls to Control Color
        1. Controlling Saturation in an Image
      7. Controlling Vibrancy in an Image
      8. Adjusting Tint with the Tint Controls
      9. Selectively Improving Color with the Color Controls
        1. Working with the Color Controls
      10. Applying Color Adjustments to Multiple Images
      11. Customizing the Color Controls
      12. Working with an External Editor
        1. Choosing an External Editor
      13. Switching between Aperture and an External Editor
      14. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    5. 8. Repairing and Enhancing Your Images
      1. Preparing the Project
      2. Retouching Images
      3. Repairing Your Images
      4. Cloning an Image
      5. Using the Spot and Patch Tools
      6. Controlling Vignettes
        1. Removing a Vignette
        2. Adding a Vignette
      7. Creating Black-and-White and Duotone Images
        1. Using the Monochrome Mixer Controls
        2. Using the Color Monochrome Controls
        3. Working with the Sepia Tone Controls
      8. Sharpening and Noise Reduction
        1. Applying Sharpening
      9. Applying Edge Sharpening
        1. Saving Adjustment Presets
      10. Applying Noise Reduction
      11. Using the Dodge and Burn Plug-In
        1. Editing with Dodge and Burn
      12. Dodging an Image
      13. Burning an Image
      14. Applying the Adjustments
      15. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
  5. Printing and Publishing
    1. 9. Delivering Images for Client Review
      1. Preparing the Project
      2. Publishing a Web Gallery
        1. Configuring .Mac Preferences
        2. Creating a Web Gallery Album
      3. Viewing a Web Gallery Album
      4. Updating Web Galleries
      5. Create a Courtesy Book for Client Review
      6. Creating the Book
      7. Designing the Cover
      8. Designing the Title Page
      9. Adding Images to Pages
      10. Automating Page Flow
      11. Finishing the Design
      12. Outputting the Book
      13. Creating a Contact Sheet
      14. Reviewing Images with Slideshows
      15. Creating Custom Slideshows
      16. Emailing Images for Client Review
        1. Configuring Email Preferences
      17. Sending Images with Email
      18. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    2. 10. Delivering Final Images
      1. Preparing the Project
      2. Delivering Electronic Images
      3. Exporting Masters
        1. Organizing Your Exported Masters
        2. Adding Metadata to Exported Masters
      4. Exporting Versions
        1. Adding Watermarks
        2. Exporting Higher-Quality Images
      5. Exporting Metadata and Projects
        1. Exporting Project Metadata
        2. Exporting an Aperture Project
      6. Using Export Plug-ins
      7. Creating Books
        1. Exploring Book Themes
      8. Adding Pictures to a Book Album
      9. Placing Pictures and Pages
        1. Arrange Your Pictures in a Narrative
        2. Create an Opening Pictorial Sequence
      10. Adjusting Page Layouts
        1. Adding Photo Boxes
        2. Placing Images in the Photo Boxes
      11. Designing a Cover
      12. Soft-Proofing a Book
      13. Ordering Books
      14. Delivering Printed Images
        1. Proofing On Screen
      15. Printing with Presets
      16. Ordering Prints
      17. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    3. 11. Showcasing and Promoting Your Work
      1. Building Webpages
      2. Building a Web Journal
      3. Populating the Web Journal
      4. Customizing the Web Journal
      5. Publishing the Web Journal
      6. Other Web Options
      7. Creating Dynamic Slideshows
      8. Keynote
        1. Building the Presentation
        2. Adding Photos to Slides
        3. Finishing the Presentation
      9. iDVD
      10. Viewing Slideshows on an iPhone or iPod Touch
        1. Browsing Web Galleries
        2. Transferring to iPhone or iPod Touch
      11. Other Slideshow Options
        1. Apple TV
        2. GarageBand
      12. Creating a Business Card
      13. Creating a Leave-Behind Book
      14. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    4. 12. Aperture Automation
      1. Tethered Shooting
      2. Using Aperture with Automator
      3. Building an Export Workflow
      4. Creating the Workflow
      5. Compressing the Folder
      6. Setting Up Mail
      7. Pre-built Workflows and Other Actions
        1. Photoshop Round-Trip Action
      8. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
  6. A. Advanced Media Management for Professionals
    1. Importing Images as References
      1. Move or Copy Images
    2. What You Can Do with a Referenced Image
      1. Repairing a Broken Link
      2. Finding Your Original Images
      3. Converting a Referenced Image to a Managed Master
      4. Converting a Managed Master to a Referenced Image
      5. Managing Previews
    3. Library Architecture Strategies
      1. Designing Large Libraries
    4. Creating Separate Libraries on Multiple Drives
    5. Designing Libraries for Desktop/Laptop Workflow
    6. Creating New Projects on the Road
      1. Syncing Your Libraries
  7. B. Aperture and iPhoto Integration
    1. Nondestructive Image Processing
      1. iPhoto
      2. Aperture
    2. Importing iPhoto Images into Aperture
      1. Migrating an Entire iPhoto Library
    3. Browsing an iPhoto Library
    4. Integrating Aperture with Your Mac
      1. Integrating Aperture with iPhoto
      2. Integrating Aperture with iLife and iWork
  8. Glossary
  9. The Apple Pro Training Series
    1. The Apple Training Series