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Focus On Apple Aperture

Book Description

 

Are you into photography not photomanipulation?

Frustrated that you are spending too much time in front of the screen and not enough behind the lens?

Feel like you are not getting the most out of the powerful processing functions of Apple Aperture?


This straightforward, inspiring guide is aimed at photographers whose goal is to use the software to bring out the best in their photographs. Professional photographer and educator Corey Hilz leads you through a highly effective, professional's workflow with Aperture, from importing your photos from your camera and making image adjustments, to labelling each photo with metadata and keywords for effective organization and searching, and finally outputting your images for print or social media. He focuses on the vital aspects for photographers such as correcting tone and color, targeted adjustments, metadata, and managing a fast expanding library.

Focus On Apple Aperture is packed with stunning photographs and screenshots to illustrate every tweak the author makes, to effortlessly teach the new or beginning user the fundamentals of the software. Users of all versions of Aperture will benefit from this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Introduction
  8. 1. Importing
    1. Choosing files to import
    2. Import settings
    3. File info
    4. Aperture library
    5. Managed files versus referenced files
    6. Rename files
    7. Time zone
    8. Metadata presets
    9. Adjustment presets
    10. File types
    11. RAW+JPEG pairs
    12. Actions
    13. Backup location
    14. Begin import
    15. Conclusion
  9. 2. Layout and Viewing Images
    1. Toolbar
    2. Inspector
    3. Library panel
    4. Projects
    5. Photos
    6. Faces
    7. Places
    8. Flagged
    9. Trash
    10. Metadata panel
    11. Adjustments panel
    12. Photo viewing modes
    13. List view tips
    14. Zooming in
    15. Sorting photos
    16. Stacks
    17. Auto-stack
    18. Selecting multiple photos in browser view
    19. Full screen
    20. Displaying metadata with your photos
    21. Conclusion
  10. 3. Organization and Backup
    1. Projects
    2. Folders
    3. Albums
    4. Albums and stacks
    5. Smart albums
    6. Creating a smart album
    7. Combining projects, albums, smart albums, and folders
    8. Backing up: Protecting your library and photos
    9. Vault icons
    10. Conclusion
  11. 4. Standard Image Adjustments
    1. Adjustments panel layout
    2. Heads up display (HUD)
    3. File format
    4. Quick preview mode
    5. Deleting and rejecting
    6. Ratings and labels
    7. Checking focus
    8. Rotating your photos
    9. Straighten tool
    10. Cropping
    11. Red eye removal
    12. Retouch brush
    13. Repair
    14. Clone
    15. Color and tone adjustments
    16. White balance
    17. Exposure
    18. Recovery
    19. Black point
    20. Brightness
    21. Contrast
    22. Definition
    23. Saturation
    24. Vibrancy
    25. Levels
    26. Highlights & Shadows
    27. Bringing back detail in white
    28. Color
    29. Conclusion
  12. 5. Image Adjustments: Beyond the Basics
    1. Black & white
    2. Devignette
    3. Noise reduction
    4. Chromatic aberration
    5. Sharpening
    6. Versions
    7. Brushes
    8. Quick brushes
    9. Quick brush descriptions
    10. Using brushes with regular adjustments
    11. Adjustment presets
    12. Lift and stamp
    13. External editor
    14. Plug-ins
    15. Conclusion
  13. 6. Metadata and Keywords
    1. Metadata views
    2. Custom metadata fields
    3. Metadata presets
    4. File naming presets
    5. Keywords
    6. Metadata panel
    7. Keywords HUD
    8. Keyword controls
    9. Lift and stamp
    10. Metadata overlays
    11. Batch change
    12. Searching
    13. Conclusion
  14. 7. Output: Exporting, Email, and Social Media
    1. Exporting
    2. Export versions
    3. Image export presets
    4. Exporting masters
    5. Exporting metadata
    6. Exporting a project, folder, or album
    7. Emailing photos
    8. Facebook and Flickr
    9. Conclusion
  15. 8. Chapter 8: Output: Slideshows, Web Pages, and Web Journals
    1. Basic slideshow
    2. Advanced slideshow
    3. Default settings
    4. Selected slides settings
    5. Web page
    6. Web journal
    7. Conclusion
  16. 9. Output: Printing Photos and Books
    1. Printing
    2. Single image
    3. Contact sheet
    4. Books
    5. Conclusion
  17. Conclusion
  18. Index