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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ iLife® '09

Book Description

Make the most of your iLife with this full-color guide to Apple's exciting new digital lifestyle suite

Every Mac computer comes preloaded with iLife, which consists of iPhoto, iWeb, iMovie, iDVD, and GarageBand. With iLife, you can turn a home movie into an Oscar-worthy film, compose and record original music, create Web sites and blogs, and do so much more. Full-color throughout, this book captures the essence of iLife and gets you up to speed on all the new features of the latest release.

Packed with helpful examples, straightforward tasks, and step-by-step instructions, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iLife '09 encourages you to learn each application within iLife '09 at your own pace. You'll discover how to organize, manage, and share your digital content like never before.

  • iLife allows you to do more with your movies, music, and photos than ever before, and this introduction walks you through all the essentials of this digital lifestyle suite

  • Enhance, edit, and present images using iPhoto; create and update a Web site in no time with iWeb; record, edit, and arrange songs with GarageBand

  • Full-color screen shots, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful examples serve to get you started using each application immediately

Whether you're looking to organize and share photos, edit and enhance home movies, or record music using software instruments, this useful book is an ideal introduction to iLife '09.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. Author's Acknowledgments
  6. How to use this book
  7. I. Introducing iLife '09
    1. 1. Getting Started with iLife '09
      1. 1.1. Introducing the iLife '09 Applications
      2. 1.2. Introducing iPhoto '09
      3. 1.3. Introducing iMovie '09
      4. 1.4. Introducing GarageBand '09
      5. 1.5. Introducing iWeb '09
      6. 1.6. Introducing iDVD
    2. 2. Exploring iLife '09 on the Mac
      1. 2.1. Explore the Mac Workspace
      2. 2.2. Tour the Dock
      3. 2.3. Open an iLife '09 Application
      4. 2.4. Importing, Exporting, and Sharing Content
      5. 2.5. Get Help
      6. 2.6. Change Monitor Resolution
      7. 2.7. Quit an iLife '09 Application
      8. 2.8. Sign In to MobileMe
  8. II. Working with iPhoto '09
    1. 3. Importing and Viewing Photos
      1. 3.1. Understanding the iPhoto Workspace
      2. 3.2. Import Photos from a Camera
      3. 3.3. Import Photos from Your Computer
      4. 3.4. Import Photos from the Web
      5. 3.5. Magnify a Photo
      6. 3.6. View Photo Information
      7. 3.7. Change the Title and Description of a Photo
      8. 3.8. Change the Date and Time of a Photo
      9. 3.9. Change Settings for a Batch of Photos
    2. 4. Organizing Photos
      1. 4.1. Manage Events
      2. 4.2. Create a New Event
      3. 4.3. Name a Face
      4. 4.4. Manage Faces
      5. 4.5. Map Photos to a Place
      6. 4.6. View Photo Places
      7. 4.7. Create an Album
      8. 4.8. Create a Smart Album
      9. 4.9. Add a Keyword to a Photo
      10. 4.10. Rate a Photo
      11. 4.11. Flag a Photo
      12. 4.12. Find Photos
      13. 4.13. Hide and Unhide Photos
      14. 4.14. Delete a Photo
    3. 5. Editing Photos
      1. 5.1. Use the Edit View
      2. 5.2. Rotate a Photo
      3. 5.3. Crop a Photo
      4. 5.4. Enhance a Photo
      5. 5.5. Remove Red Eye
      6. 5.6. Retouch a Photo
      7. 5.7. Apply Effects to a Photo
      8. 5.8. Adjust Lighting in a Photo
      9. 5.9. Adjust Colors in a Photo
      10. 5.10. Compare Multiple Photos
    4. 6. Sharing Photos
      1. 6.1. Print a Photo
      2. 6.2. Share by E-mail
      3. 6.3. Create a MobileMe Gallery
      4. 6.4. Share with Facebook
      5. 6.5. Share with Flickr
      6. 6.6. Create an Instant Slideshow
      7. 6.7. Create a Slideshow Project
      8. 6.8. Create a Book
      9. 6.9. Create a Travel Map in a Book
      10. 6.10. Create a Calendar
      11. 6.11. Export Photos
      12. 6.12. Burn to a Disc
  9. III. Working with iMovie '09
    1. 7. Importing and Organizing Movies
      1. 7.1. Understanding the iMovie Workspace
      2. 7.2. Get Video to Use in iMovie
      3. 7.3. Import Video from a Tape-based Camcorder
      4. 7.4. Import Video from a Memory-based Camcorder
      5. 7.5. Import Video from Your Computer
      6. 7.6. View a Clip
      7. 7.7. View a Clip at Full Screen
      8. 7.8. Mark a Clip as a Favorite
      9. 7.9. Reject a Clip
      10. 7.10. Show Different Types of Clips
      11. 7.11. Delete a Clip
    2. 8. Editing Movies
      1. 8.1. Create a Project
      2. 8.2. Add a Clip to a Project
      3. 8.3. Rearrange Clips in a Project
      4. 8.4. Trim a Clip in a Project
      5. 8.5. Insert a Clip
      6. 8.6. Split a Clip
      7. 8.7. Find the Source of Clip
      8. 8.8. Add a Transition Between Clips
      9. 8.9. Edit a Transition
      10. 8.10. Use the Precision Editor
      11. 8.11. Crop a Clip
      12. 8.12. Rotate a Clip
      13. 8.13. Add a Title
      14. 8.14. Edit a Title
      15. 8.15. Add Closing Credits
      16. 8.16. Add a Still Photo
      17. 8.17. Adjust the Ken Burns Effect
    3. 9. Adding Audio to Movies
      1. 9.1. Add Background Music
      2. 9.2. Add a Sound Effect
      3. 9.3. Adjust Volume
      4. 9.4. Add a Beat Marker
      5. 9.5. Synchronize Content to Beats
      6. 9.6. Record a Voiceover
    4. 10. Adding Special Effects to Movies
      1. 10.1. Add a Video Effect to a Clip
      2. 10.2. Adjust Color and Lighting in a Clip
      3. 10.3. Adjust the Speed of a Clip
      4. 10.4. Reverse a Clip
      5. 10.5. Stabilize a Clip
      6. 10.6. Apply a Theme to a Project
      7. 10.7. Add a Picture-In-Picture Effect
      8. 10.8. Add an Animated Travel Map
      9. 10.9. Add a Green-Screen Effect
      10. 10.10. Organize Clips Using Keywords
    5. 11. Sharing a Movie
      1. 11.1. Save a Movie to Your Computer
      2. 11.2. Publish a Movie to a MobileMe Gallery
      3. 11.3. Publish a Movie to YouTube
  10. IV. Working with GarageBand '09
    1. 12. Editing and Mixing Music
      1. 12.1. Understanding the GarageBand Workspace
      2. 12.2. Create a New Project
      3. 12.3. Browse for and Preview Loops
      4. 12.4. Add a Loop to the Timeline
      5. 12.5. Repeat a Region
      6. 12.6. Split or Join Regions
      7. 12.7. Create an Arrange Region
      8. 12.8. Edit Using Arrange Regions
      9. 12.9. Play a Project
      10. 12.10. Change the Volume
      11. 12.11. Mute Tracks
      12. 12.12. Adjust the Pitch
      13. 12.13. Edit Musical Notes
      14. 12.14. Add an Effect
    2. 13. Recording Music
      1. 13.1. Create a Magic GarageBand Song
      2. 13.2. Set Up an Electric Guitar Track
      3. 13.3. Customize an Amp
      4. 13.4. Arrange Stompboxes
      5. 13.5. Set Up a Real Instrument Track
      6. 13.6. Set Up a Software Instrument Track
      7. 13.7. Play Music with a Computer Keyboard
      8. 13.8. Record an Instrument
      9. 13.9. Set the Metronome
      10. 13.10. Record Multiple Takes
    3. 14. Sharing Music
      1. 14.1. Save a Song to iTunes
      2. 14.2. Export a Song to a File
      3. 14.3. Create a Ringtone for an iPhone
      4. 14.4. Burn a Project to CD
      5. 14.5. Create a Podcast
      6. 14.6. Add a Podcast to a Web Page
    4. 15. Learning to Play Music
      1. 15.1. Understanding the Lesson Workspace
      2. 15.2. Take a Piano Lesson
      3. 15.3. Take a Guitar Lesson
      4. 15.4. Download a Lesson
      5. 15.5. Adjust Lesson Volumes
      6. 15.6. Customize the Lesson Window
      7. 15.7. Turn On Easy View for Piano
      8. 15.8. Switch to Left-Handed Guitar
      9. 15.9. Repeat Part of a Lesson
  11. V. Working with iWeb '09
    1. 16. Setting Up a Web Site
      1. 16.1. Understanding the iWeb Workspace
      2. 16.2. Create a New Site
      3. 16.3. Create a New Page
      4. 16.4. Change the Theme
      5. 16.5. Control Navigation on a Page
      6. 16.6. Change Page Dimensions
      7. 16.7. Change the Background
    2. 17. Editing Web Site Content
      1. 17.1. Add a Text Box
      2. 17.2. Format Text
      3. 17.3. Align Page Text
      4. 17.4. Add a Hyperlink
      5. 17.5. Add an Image
      6. 17.6. Resize an Image
      7. 17.7. Mask an Image
      8. 17.8. Insert a Shape
      9. 17.9. Wrap Text Around an Image
    3. 18. Adding Custom Features to a Web Site
      1. 18.1. Add an E-mail Button
      2. 18.2. Insert a Movie
      3. 18.3. Insert an Audio Clip
      4. 18.4. Create a Blog
      5. 18.5. Create a Podcast
      6. 18.6. Create a Photo Album
      7. 18.7. Organize Multiple Albums
      8. 18.8. Create a MobileMe Photo Gallery
      9. 18.9. Insert a Google Map
      10. 18.10. Insert a Countdown Clock
      11. 18.11. Insert an RSS Feed
    4. 19. Publishing a Web Site
      1. 19.1. Test Your Web Pages
      2. 19.2. Publish a Site Using FTP
      3. 19.3. Publish a Site to MobileMe
      4. 19.4. Share Site Updates on Facebook
  12. VI. Working with iDVD
    1. 20. Creating a DVD Project
      1. 20.1. Understanding the iDVD Workspace
      2. 20.2. Create a New Project
      3. 20.3. Change Preferences
      4. 20.4. Create a Magic DVD
      5. 20.5. Create a OneStep DVD
    2. 21. Editing a DVD Project
      1. 21.1. Add a Movie
      2. 21.2. Add a Slideshow
      3. 21.3. Add Music to a Slideshow
      4. 21.4. Add Media to a Drop Zone
      5. 21.5. Autofill Drop Zones
      6. 21.6. Edit Media in a Drop Zone
      7. 21.7. Customize a Button
      8. 21.8. Add a Submenu
      9. 21.9. Change Menu Settings
      10. 21.10. Use Map View
    3. 22. Sharing a DVD Project
      1. 22.1. Preview a Project
      2. 22.2. Burn a Project to DVD
      3. 22.3. Create a Disc Image
      4. 22.4. Archive a Project