Real World Aperture


book cover
Real World Aperture
By Ben Long
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: July 11, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-44193-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-44193-5
Pages: 256
 

Table of Contents  | Index
overview

Released to near universal acclaim, Apple's Aperture is an all-in-one post-production tool for professional photographers. Featuring a RAW-focused workflow, Aperture lets photographers import, edit, catalog, organize, retouch, publish, and archive images more effectively and efficiently than ever before. In this guide, best-selling author Ben Long takes Aperture users to the next level, providing them with a more in-depth understanding of Aperture's tools, as well as lots of tips and work-arounds to get the most out of the program. In addition, the coverage of fundamental raw theory and practice will help the reader master the program's high-end editing features. More than just a step-by-step tutorial, this book will help photographers develop a fundamental understanding of the philosophy and approach that underlies Aperture's design. Aperture is now available and retails at $299



book cover
Real World Aperture
By Ben Long
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: July 11, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-44193-1
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-44193-5
Pages: 256
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
    Chapter One.  What Is Aperture?
      What's in This Book
      What You'll Need
    Chapter Two.  Aperture Philosophy and Interface
      Thinking Different
      The Aperture Library
      Aperture Interface Basics
      The Control Bar
      Selecting Images
      Using The Loupe
      Zooming
      Working In Full-Screen Mode
      Working with Albums
      Printing A List Of Keyboard Shortcuts
      Wrapping Up
    Chapter Three.  Importing
      Importing from a Camera or Media Card
      Importing Image Files
      Importing an iPhoto Library
      Working with The Aperture Library
      Wrapping Up
    Chapter Four.  Organizing, Comparing, and Sorting
      Defining A Workflow
      Working with Keywords and Metadata
      Working With Stacks
      Comparing Images
      Rating Images
      Strategies For Controlling Aperture
      Finding and Filtering Using The Query Hud
      Working with Smart Albums
      Wrapping Up
    Chapter Five.  Image Editing
      Nondestructive Editing and Adjustments
      Rotating, Cropping, and Straightening
      Touching Up
      Adjusting Exposure and Contrast
      Adjusting Color
      Converting to Black and White
      Combining Edits
      Creating New Versions
      Keeping Your Edits in Check
      Sharpening
      Reducing Noise
      Deleting Images
      Wrapping Up
    Chapter Six.  Editing Raw Files
      What Happens When You Shoot Raw
      How Aperture Converts a Raw Image
      Choosing An Aperture Raw Converter
      Fine-Tuning a Raw Image
      Adjusting White Balance
      Using Auto Exposure
      Performing Highlight Recovery
      Exposing For Raw
      Wrapping Up
    Chapter Seven.  Working with an External Editor
      Defining An External Editor
      Understanding The Round Trip
      Organizing Your Edits
      Wrapping Up
    Chapter Eight.  Output
      Defining Presets
      Exporting Images
      Creating E-Mail And Web Output
      Creating Slideshows
      Creating Light Tables
      Creating Books
      Printing
      Ordering Prints
      Wrapping Up
    Chapter Nine.  Putting It All Together
      Performing Automatic Backup
      Performing Manual Backup
      Putting It All Together
   Index