Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 2
- By Ben Long, Richard Harrington, Orlando Luna
- Published May 6, 2008 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Apple Pro Training series.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 512
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-53993-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-53993-9
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The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Pro Training and Certification Program.
Fully updated for Aperture 2, this comprehensive book-DVD training 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. Aperture 2's new features are completely covered, including a new RAW-image processing engine, a streamlined interface, powerful new adjustment tools, and added integration with Mac OS X and other Apple products for instant web publishing and one-click portfolio syncing. Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 2 delivers comprehensive training - the equivalent of a two-day course - in one project-based book. You'll learn time-saving techniques for sorting, ranking, and organizing images, effective methods for correcting and enhancing images, plus efficient ways to display images for client review, apply metadata, update your online portfolio automatically, and much more. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including photo-journalism, sports, wedding, commercial, and portraiture. All the files you need to complete the exercises are included on the DVD.
158 of 159 people found the following review helpful
Good, solid, but very basic intro to Aperture 2,
This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 2 (Paperback)The book is really a hands-on workbook - you get a disc with sample files (annoyingly compressed, and not simply available through the finder), and are guided through different activities in Aperture, from importing and sorting, rating, through various basic image adjustments, to getting your images out of Aperture as prints, books and web pages. The book covers all major features of the application, and includes a few basic examples of how to use it in conjunction with other Apple software apps (Keynote, Pages, iWeb, etc.), including basic Automator actions.
Step-by-step instructions are very good, and are clearly written. The book is functionally, and logically organized. There is a benefit to using the images provided on disc, since it is easy to confirm that the visual outcome of various actions is the same as in the book. The lessons are, however, very (and I mean VERY) basic, despite the book's back cover rating as "Level: Intermediate."
For people who... Read more
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Aperture 2 step by step,
This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 2 (Paperback)The book is the official Apple Pro training course for Aperture, Apple's all-in-one post-production tool for photographers.
It's a book-DVD training combination which starts with the basics of image management and takes you step by step all the way through Aperture 2's powerful photo-editing, image-retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features.
The book is designed to teach you how to use Aperture in the context of a professional workflow, using 12 project-based, step-by-step lessons and accompanying media files. It's almost 100% hands on.
Running through all the lessons will take you about 17 hours.
It's divided into three main sections: importing and organising, image editing, and printing and publishing. The first topics are exploring the Aperture workflow, evaluating images: compare and select, and organising your project. The image editing section is sub-divided into basic edits, working with RAW images, correcting tone,... Read more
44 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Best Aperture Book Available,
This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 2 (Paperback)As an Apple Certified Aperture trainer, and well-traveled Aperture instructor, I had high hopes and expectations for this book. And Rich, Ben and Orlando didn't disappoint me.
This is the book that trainers train from and it is much better organized than the original Aperture 1 book. The logical flow from section to section more clearly mirrors the real-world approach one should take when using Aperture to organize a photo library.
The exercises are clearly written and they make sense. There's no mindless repetition and the authors cover all the areas of the program that most photographers would need to know.
You can't ask for anything more than good information, cogently presented, in an easy-to-read and understand manner. The Aperture 2 Pro Training Book delivers on all of this and more. Highly recommended.
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Online Sample Chapter
Page 183, Chapter 5, the book states: "For more information about color-calibrating displays, see Appendix B, 'Calibrating Your Aperture System.'" The reference is to Appendix B of the Aperture User Manual. Please refer to your User Manual appendix for more information on calibrating your system.
Lessons 5, 8–11 have Aperture projects (rather than folders of images). Please follow the instructions and use File > Import > Projects to import the projects. (Pressing Command + I will not work.)
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