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Mastering Apple Aperture by Thomas Fitzgerald

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Brushes-tips and tricks

Brushes are one of Aperture's most powerful features. Brushes are thought of as being Aperture's way of performing selective adjustments, but a better way to think of them is as a way to mask individual adjustments. As one can have a great number of adjustments, each of these adjustments can be masked so that they only apply to a portion of your image.

You can add a brush mask for almost any adjustment, with the exception of the RAW Fine Tuning brick and the Exposure brick. See the following steps:

Adding brushes to an adjustment

To add brushes to an adjustment we need to carry out the following steps:

  1. From any adjustment brick go to the pop-up menu.
  2. If you want to apply brushes to a selective area choose Brush <Adjustment> ...

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