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Apple Pro Video Training: Aperture 3

Video Description

With more than 200 new features, Aperture 3 gives photographers what they want in a workflow tool: the ability to make intelligent selects with lightning speed, adjust images quickly and powerfully, deliver photos online or in print with a single click, and manage and search huge archives with ease.

This Apple-certified guide to Aperture 3 includes over 3 hours of high quality video tutorials that will get you up and running quickly, taking you step by step through Aperture's powerful editing, retouching, proofing, publishing and archiving features. With coverage of Aperture's new features, you'll learn how to index your photos using face recognition and GPS location data; master powerful non-destructive image-adjustment tools; understand and employ metadata; demystify filters and color corrections, and much more. This video's real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including landscapes, portraits, wedding, and wildlife photography.

Table of Contents

  1. Lesson 1: A Quick Tour of Aperture
    1. 1 Identifying Interface Elements 00:00:59
    2. 2 Importing Images from a Memory Card 00:01:35
    3. 3 Working with Images in the Browser 00:00:47
    4. 4 Sorting Images in the Browser 00:00:50
    5. 5 Arranging Images Manually 00:00:34
    6. 6 Deleting Images 00:00:47
    7. 7 Selecting and Rotating Images 00:00:18
    8. 8 Flagging Images in the Browser 00:00:50
    9. 9 Adjusting Images 00:01:03
    10. 10 Straightening Images 00:01:56
    11. 11 Applying Auto Exposure 00:00:19
    12. 12 Rating and Rejecting Images 00:01:15
    13. 13 Sharing Your Photos with Email 00:01:11
  2. Lesson 2: Adding and Managing Metadata
    1. 1 Importing Files from the Finder 00:01:34
    2. 2 Adjusting Time Zones 00:01:23
    3. 3 Importing Images into Projects 00:01:04
    4. 4 Displaying Metadata in the Browser and Viewer 00:01:36
    5. 5 Using Keywords 00:01:13
    6. 6 Working with Groups in the Keywords HUD 00:00:58
    7. 7 Batch Changing Metadata 00:01:48
    8. 8 Applying Keywords Using Buttons 00:00:59
    9. 9 Applying Keywords Using Keyboard Shortcuts 00:01:05
    10. 10 Applying Keywords Using the Lift & Stamp Tools 00:01:03
    11. 11 Editing Metadata Views and Presets 00:01:14
    12. 12 Creating a Metadata View 00:01:56
    13. 13 Modifying One Field of Metadata 00:00:56
    14. 14 Using the Filter HUD 00:00:58
    15. 15 Working with Albums 00:00:49
    16. 16 Working with Smart Albums/Creating Smart Albums Using the Browser Filter 00:01:19
  3. Lesson 3: Comparing and Evaluating Images
    1. 1 Generating Aperture Previews 00:01:04
    2. 2 Using Quick Previews 00:01:02
    3. 3 Evaluating Images in Full-Screen Mode 00:01:07
    4. 4 Switching Projects in Full-Screen View 00:01:01
    5. 5 Using the Loupe Tool 00:02:13
    6. 6 Assigning Image Ratings 00:00:56
    7. 7 Comparing and Rating a Group of Images 00:02:24
    8. 8 Working with Stacks 00:01:28
    9. 9 Manually Creating Stacks/Merging Stacks 00:00:48
    10. 10 Using Stack Mode 00:01:10
    11. 11 Promoting and Demoting Picks 00:01:02
    12. 12 Speed Rating Images Using Keystrokes 00:00:58
    13. 13 Reviewing Collections on the Light Table/Navigating and Arranging Images in the Light Table 00:03:16
  4. Lesson 4: Indexing Photos Using Faces and Places
    1. 1 Moving from iPhoto to Aperture/Migrating an Entire iPhoto Library 00:01:28
    2. 2 Using Places to Put Pictures on a Map 00:01:44
    3. 3 Assigning Locations 00:01:46
    4. 4 Adding an Unknown Location to the Places Database 00:01:39
    5. 5 Removing a Photo from a Location 00:00:55
    6. 6 Moving a Pin 00:00:46
    7. 7 importing GPS Track Files 00:01:14
    8. 8 Creating a Smart Album from a Map 00:01:20
    9. 9 Organizing a Library Using Faces 00:02:15
    10. 10 Adding Missed Faces 00:00:49
    11. 11 Adding Facebook IDs to Faces 00:00:39
  5. Lesson 5: Managing Projects and the Library
    1. 1 Excluding File Types on Import 00:00:41
    2. 2 Creating a Backup During Import 00:00:31
    3. 3 Repairing Broken Links 00:01:28
    4. 4 Moving Referenced Images 00:00:44
    5. 5 Converting Referenced Images to Managed Images 00:00:40
    6. 6 Organizing a Growing Library 00:00:34
    7. 7 Moving Images Between Projects 00:00:52
    8. 8 Creating Favorite Projects 00:00:48
    9. 9 Using Multiple Libraries 00:00:47
    10. 10 Syncing Two Libraries 00:01:07
    11. 11 Backing Up Using a Vault 00:01:18
  6. Lesson 6: Performing Nondestructive Editing
    1. 1 Working in the Adjustments Inspector 00:00:43
    2. 2 Adding Adjustments 00:00:17
    3. 3 Adding Presets 00:00:44
    4. 4 Duplicating a Version/Disabling and Deleting Adjustments 00:01:33
    5. 5 Resetting Adjustments 00:00:56
    6. 6 Fixing Underexposed and Overexposed Images 00:01:24
    7. 7 Displaying Hot and Cold Areas 00:00:48
    8. 8 Adjusting the Black Point 00:00:41
    9. 9 Recovering Clipped Highlights 00:01:09
    10. 10 Identifying Color Clipping 00:01:05
    11. 11 Using Exposure Controls 00:01:47
    12. 12 Adjusting White Balance with the Histogram 00:00:47
    13. 13 Adjusting Brightness 00:00:27
    14. 14 Using Lift & Stamp Tools 00:00:33
  7. Lesson 7: Correcting Tone
    1. 1 Making Adjustments in Full-Screen View 00:01:06
    2. 2 Using Contrast 00:00:57
    3. 3 Adding Definition 00:00:33
    4. 4 Removing Camera Vignetting 00:01:14
    5. 5 Improving Highlights and Shadows 00:00:38
    6. 6 Controlling Shadows 00:01:52
    7. 7 Adjusting image Levels 00:00:59
    8. 8 Adjusting Image Luminance Levels 00:01:18
    9. 9 Using the Quarter-Tone Levels Controls 00:01:13
    10. 10 Converting Color Images to Black and White 00:01:22
    11. 11 Comparing Image Versions 00:01:03
  8. Lesson 8: Correcting Color
    1. 1 Working with Color in the Enhance Controls 00:01:25
    2. 2 Applying Corrective Tint Controls 00:01:02
    3. 3 Controlling Image Vibrancy 00:00:32
    4. 4 Selectively Improving Color Using the Color Controls 00:01:27
    5. 5 Working with Curves 00:02:27
    6. 6 Correcting Color Using Curves 00:02:12
    7. 7 Correcting Chromatic Aberration 00:00:53
    8. 8 Working with an External Editor 00:01:02
    9. 9 Switching Between Aperture and an External Editor 00:01:35
  9. Lesson 9: Making Local Adjustments with Brushes
    1. 1 Adding and Erasing Brush Strokes 00:01:10
    2. 2 Smoothing Skin 00:00:34
    3. 3 Viewing Painted Areas as Overlays 00:00:57
    4. 4 Modifying Brush Strokes in the Inspector 00:00:51
    5. 5 Brightening Areas Using the Dodge Brush 00:01:29
    6. 6 Detecting Edges While Painting 00:00:51
    7. 7 Darkening Areas Using the Burn Brush 00:01:45
    8. 8 Applying a Brush to an Entire Image 00:01:18
    9. 9 Correcting Halo Artifacts 00:01:05
    10. 10 Retouching images 00:02:07
    11. 11 Repairing Using Automatic and Manual Source Selection 00:02:01
    12. 12 Cloning an Image 00:01:49
    13. 13 Making a Brush from an Adjustment 00:01:36
    14. 14 Creating Multiple Instances of a Brush 00:01:06
  10. Lesson 10: Working with RAW images
    1. 1 Working with RAW+JPEG Pairs 00:01:17
    2. 2 Decoding a RAW File 00:01:16
    3. 3 Adjusting Boost and Hue Boost 00:00:56
    4. 4 Applying Edge Sharpening 00:01:07
    5. 5 Using RAW Fine Tuning De-noise 00:00:58
    6. 6 Using the Noise Reduction Adjustment 00:00:57
    7. 7 Removing Moire from RAW Images 00:00:46
    8. 8 Saving RAW Fine Tuning Presets 00:00:28
  11. Lesson 11: Creating Dynamic Slideshows
    1. 1 Using Slideshow Presets and Albums 00:00:50
    2. 2 Manually Navigating a Slideshow Preset 00:01:17
    3. 3 Creating a Slideshow Album 00:01:09
    4. 4 Adding, Deleting, and Rearranging Slideshow Photos 00:01:07
    5. 5 Enhancing Slideshows 00:01:43
    6. 6 Modifying the Ken Burns Effect 00:01:16
    7. 7 Setting Aspect Ratio and Cropping Images 00:01:12
    8. 8 Using Titles 00:01:52
    9. 9 Applying Transitions 00:01:16
    10. 10 Mixing Music and Sound Effects 00:00:47
    11. 11 Fitting Slideshow and Music Durations 00:00:43
    12. 12 Inserting iLife Sound Effects 00:01:44
    13. 13 Adjusting Audio Levels 00:01:07
    14. 14 Working with Video 00:01:29
    15. 15 Editing to the Beat 00:01:08
    16. 16 Sharing Your Slideshow 00:01:01
    17. 17 Sending a Slideshow to YouTube or MobileMe 00:01:17
  12. Lesson 12: Presenting Your Photos on the Web
    1. 1 MobileMe: Sign in and Publish 00:01:44
    2. 2 Getting Updates from the MobileMe Gallery 00:00:27
    3. 3 Posting to Facebook 00:01:00
    4. 4 Posting to Flickr 00:00:57
    5. 5 Creating a Web Journal 00:01:12
    6. 6 Adding Images to a Web Journal 00:00:46
    7. 7 Modifying Web Journal Themes 00:01:45
    8. 8 Displaying Metadata in a Web Journal 00:00:57
    9. 9 Adding Text to a Web Journal 00:00:54
    10. 10 Publishing a Web Journal 00:01:00
  13. Lesson 13: Delivering Final Images as Books, Prints, and Files
    1. 1 Creating a Book Layout 00:00:46
    2. 2 Changing Master Pages 00:00:59
    3. 3 Adding Pictures to Pages 00:00:30
    4. 4 Auto Flowing Pictures to Pages 00:00:48
    5. 5 Deleting and Rearranging Pages 00:01:07
    6. 6 Customizing Pictures and Page Layouts 00:01:17
    7. 7 Customizing Maps 00:01:20
    8. 8 Changing Images in a Photo Box 00:00:31
    9. 9 Arranging New Photo Boxes 00:01:36
    10. 10 Ordering Books 00:00:53
    11. 11 Delivering Printed Images 00:00:40
    12. 12 Printing with Presets 00:01:04
    13. 13 Using Expanded Printing Options 00:00:56
    14. 14 Delivering Digital Images 00:01:07