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Work Like a Pro Photographer in Aperture 3: Learn by Video

Video Description

This innovative product uses interactive video to introduce viewers to pro-level techniques in Aperture 3, including advanced photo management practices that are easy to maintain and ensure that viewers can find 'that photo' for years to come. The video demonstrates efficient methods of separating the best shots from the rest, then shows basic image enhancement and retouching techniques, including correcting exposure, applying color corrections and enhancements, and batch retouching, all in record time. Finally, this product shows the quickest ways to get shots online and in print. Experienced instructor Joseph Linaschke presents up to 4 hours of exceptional quality video tutorials, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside the video. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.

Table of Contents

  1. Importing Your Photos
    1. Import Dialog Tour 00:05:54
    2. Managed vs. Referenced File Storage 00:05:09
    3. File-Naming Strategies 00:06:18
    4. Project-Naming Strategies 00:07:08
    5. Metadata Presets and Strategies 00:04:35
    6. Automatically Adjusting Images on Import 00:01:27
    7. Handling RAW+JPEG Pairs 00:07:34
    8. Backing Up on Import 00:01:42
  2. Rating Your Photos
    1. Rating with Keyboard Shortcuts 00:04:02
    2. Alternative Viewer Layouts 00:04:54
    3. Using Previews and Quick Preview Mode 00:04:54
    4. Multi-Pass Rating Technique 00:04:10
  3. Photo Enhancement
    1. Reading the Histogram 00:05:04
    2. Showing Hot and Cold Areas 00:05:40
    3. Being Consistent with Your Looks 00:03:48
    4. Fixing Nearly Any Image with Three Sliders in Ten Seconds 00:04:08
    5. Making an Image Pop with Just One (Maybe Two) More Sliders 00:06:55
    6. Why I Never Use Brightness and Contrast 00:03:56
    7. Exposure Adjustments 00:06:13
    8. Enhance Adjustments 00:05:01
    9. Levels Adjustments 00:06:58
    10. Curves Adjustments 00:09:24
    11. Color Adjustments 00:07:27
  4. Photo Retouching
    1. Cropping and Straightening – Together 00:04:32
    2. Simple Retouching in Aperture 00:06:50
    3. Batch-Retouching Sensor Spots on Multiple Images 00:09:37
    4. Making Your Subject Look Five to Ten Years Younger 00:09:22
    5. When Aperture Isn’t Enough 00:04:18
  5. Online Sharing
    1. Building Watermarks in Photoshop 00:04:44
    2. Watermarking on Export 00:06:21
    3. Sharing by Email 00:03:58
    4. Using Third-Party Export Plug-Ins 00:04:43
    5. Sharing via Flickr 00:04:02
    6. Exporting Photos and Export Presets 00:03:59
  6. Creating Slideshows
    1. Animated, Dynamic Slideshows with Music in Just Ten Seconds (Really!) 00:04:55
    2. Simple Slideshows 00:02:29
    3. Basic Slideshows with Complete Control 00:02:51
    4. Advanced Slideshows with Stunning Effects 00:09:12
    5. Showing Your Slideshows: Online, on TV, or on Your iPad 00:02:12
  7. Creating Photo Books
    1. Quick and Easy Books 00:04:07
    2. Creative Book Themes 00:06:18
    3. Adding Pages and Changing Layout 00:02:46
    4. Customizing Page Layout 00:05:02
    5. Building Custom Books to Print on Your Own 00:06:06
    6. Third-Party Book Plug-Ins 00:02:10
  8. Addenda
    1. Keyboard Shortcuts and Their Importance 00:05:45
    2. Preferences 00:09:07