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Updated for Aperture 3.4, this Apple-certified guide starts with the basics of image management and takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful editing, retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features. It delivers comprehensive training—the equivalent of a two-day course—in one project-based book. With complete coverage of Aperture's new interface and features, you'll learn to index your photos using face recognition and GPS location data; master powerful non-destructive image-adjustment tools including brush-based local adjustments; and create impressive slideshows that include photos, HD video clips, and layered soundtracks. Learn time-saving techniques for sorting, ranking, and organizing images for use in different jobs. And discover effective ways to publish images for client review and keep your online portfolio up to date automatically. This book's real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including landscapes, portraits, wedding, and wildlife photography.
• DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files
• Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional real-world projects
• Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
• Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast
• Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
• Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Pro certification exam
• Requires OS X v 10.8.2 or later, Aperture 3.4 or later
The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for Apple Pro Training and Certification Programs.
Creating and Organizing Your Photo Library
Lesson 1 A Quick Tour of Aperture
Lesson 2 Adding and Managing Metadata
Lesson 3 Comparing and Evaluating Images
Lesson 4 Indexing Photos Using Faces and Places
Lesson 5 Managing Projects and the Library
Corrective and Creative Image Editing
Lesson 6 Performing Nondestructive Editing
Lesson 7 Correcting Tone
Lesson 8 Correcting Color
Lesson 9 Making Local Adjustments with Brushes
Lesson 10 Working with RAW Images
Sharing Your Work
Lesson 11 Creating Dynamic Slideshows
Lesson 12 Presenting Your Photos on the Web
Lesson 13 Delivering Final Images as Books, Prints, and Files
Appendix A Setting Up Your Work Environment
Appendix B Expanding Aperture Functionality