Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture

book cover
Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture
By Orlando Luna, Ben Long
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: April 26, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-42276-7
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-42276-7
Pages: 528

Table of Contents  | Index

The only Apple-certified guide to Aperture, Apple's revolutionary application for managing, editing, and archiving digital photographs! This comprehensive book-DVD combo starts with the basics of image management and takes you step by step all the way through Aperture's powerful photo-editing, image-retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features. It delivers comprehensive trainingthe equivalent of a two-day coursein one project-based book. You'll learn time-saving techniques for sorting, ranking, and organizing images for use in different jobs, and effective ways to display images for client review, apply metadata, keep your online portfolio up to date automatically, color-manage your workflow from input to final print, and much more. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including fashion, sports, wedding, commercial, and portraiture. All the files you need to complete the exercises are included on the DVD.

book cover
Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture
By Orlando Luna, Ben Long
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: April 26, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-42276-7
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-42276-7
Pages: 528

Table of Contents  | Index

   Getting Started
      The Methodology
      System Requirements
      Copying the Aperture Lesson Files
      Keeping Your Work Environment Neutral
      Calibrating Your Display
      About the Apple Pro Training Series
      Apple Pro Certification Program
      Lesson 1.  Exploring the Aperture Workflow
      Opening Aperture
      Getting to Know the Aperture Interface
      Using the Aperture Layouts
      Customizing the Workspace
      Understanding Camera RAW
      Working with Aperture's File Structure
      Selecting an Alternate Aperture Library
      Quitting Aperture
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 2.  Importing Images into Aperture
      Importing Images from a Disc
      Adding Metadata
      Adding Custom Filenames
      Importing Images from iPhoto
      Importing Images from a Memory Card
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 3.  Organizing and Rating Images
      Working with Stacked Images
      Organizing Imported Images
      Emailing Images from Aperture
      Rating Images
      Exploring the Viewer
      Making Selects Using Keyboard Shortcuts
      Evaluating Images at Full Resolution
      Navigating the Browser
      Rating Stacked Images
      Managing Multiple Projects
      Creating a Smart Album
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 4.  Image Adjustment Basics
      Preparing Images for Adjustments
      Framing Your Images
      Making Automatic Adjustments
      Analyzing Image Information with the Histogram
      Using the Spot & Patch Tool
      Using the Lift and Stamp Tools
      Adjusting Spot & Patch Options
      Comparing an Adjusted Image to the Master Image
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 5.  Creating Web Output
      Organizing the Projects Panel Using Favorites
      Preparing the Project
      Creating a Web Journal
      Adding Images and Pages
      Choosing a Site Theme
      Customizing Text
      Adding Text
      Sizing and Positioning Images
      Previewing Images in a Slideshow
      Exporting a Web Journal
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 6.  Evaluating Images
      Preparing the Project
      Creating a Light Table Album
      Adding Images to the Light Table
      Evaluating Images in the Light Table
      Evaluating Images in Full Screen Mode
      Switching Between Views
      Printing the Light Table
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 7.  Finishing, Delivering, and Archiving Images
      Preparing the Project
      Customizing the Full Screen Mode
      Adjusting Luminance
      Adjusting Tint and Saturation
      Matching Color Between Images
      Applying Adjustments to a Group of Images
      Creating a Smart Album
      Printing Contact Sheets
      Authoring a Disc of Final Images
      Backing Up the Library
      Lesson Review
   Advanced Features
      Lesson 8.  Advanced Organization and Rating
      Preparing the Project
      Creating and Editing Stacks
      Editing Stacks During Import
      Using Keywords
      Assigning Keywords to Images
      Editing Metadata in Batches
      Choosing Image "Picks"
      Applying Ratings to Images
      Creating Albums from Stacked Images
      Searching and Filtering Images
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 9.  Advanced Editing
      Preparing the Project
      Adjusting RAW vs. Non-RAW Images
      Adjusting White-Balance Temperature Extremes
      Using Metadata Sets
      Adjusting Highlights and Shadows
      Converting Color Images to Grayscale
      Applying a Color Monochrome Adjustment
      Sharpening and Noise Reduction
      Sharpening and Noise Reduction for RAW Images
      Taking a Closer Look at Exposure
      Working with an External Editor
      Deleting Versions
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 10.  Advanced Output
      Soft Proofing Images
      Using Multiple Displays
      Creating Book Albums
      Creating a Smart Web Gallery Album
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 11.  Advanced File Structure and Archiving
      Preparing the Project
      Exporting a Master File
      Moving the Aperture Library
      Creating Multiple Libraries
      Backing Up and Archiving
      Creating Multiple Vaults
      Lesson Review
      Lesson 12.  Aperture Automation
      Tethered Shooting
      Using Aperture with Automator
      Creating a Standalone Application
      Automating Photoshop Round-Trip
      Lesson Review