Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3
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Dion Scoppuoletto is an Apple Authorized Trainer, marketing consultant and avid travel photographer who has taught classes on Aperture and other Apple products world wide. Before starting his own company, he was at Apple Inc. for 7 years, where he worked as a Senior Product Manager on Shake, Motion and iPhoto, and was involved in the first release of Aperture.
This Apple-certified guide to Aperture 3 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 three-day course - in one project-based book. With complete coverage of Aperture's new features, you'll learn to organize your photos using Faces, Apple's face detection and recognition tool, take advantage of Places to find photos by the location where they were shot, and retouch your images precisely with new nondestructive edge-aware brushes. You'll create advanced slideshows that include HD videos, titles, and layered soundtracks, and with the full-screen Browser you'll now be able to use every inch of your Mac display to browse and edit. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including fashion, sports, wedding, commercial, and landscape photography.
- DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 20 hours of training
- Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects
- Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
- Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts 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 Certified Pro Exam
- The accompanying disc requires Mac OS X v 10.5.8 or v 10.6.2 or later; Aperture 3;iPhoto '09, version 8.1 or later.
90 of 93 people found the following review helpful
OUTSTANDING! Kindle Version is AWESOME on the iPad. See Link Below for media files.,
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This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3 (Paperback)I have been a fan of Apple's Training Series from Peachpit for some time. This book is no exception, and is extremely well written and easily understood and followed.
I was more than happy to see that Peachpit and Apple collaborated quickly to get the first comprehensive instruction manual to print and it is a winner. The learning curve for Aperture is somewhat high, but the book guides you through the learning process gradually, with each chapter logically building on the last, and reducing the time needed to learn critical functions. The writing style is clear and end-user friendly, without a lot of techno-jargon complicating the process. By the end of the book, you'll have a very functional understanding of Aperture 3, and your processing time and workflow steps will be dramatically decreased.
The book has a companion DVD with the media files necessary to follow the course as designed. It is NOT included with the e-book (Kindle) version, but can be downloaded... Read more
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Excellent For A Beginner Like Me,
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This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3 (Paperback)To be clear, my experience level with Aperture 3 is zero. I have never used the program before and do not have any experience with other applications like Photoshop or Lightroom 3.
Because of my inexperience, I really wanted a book that covered it all. In that respect, this book really fits the bill nicely. The author goes over aspects of the program including importing, tagging, editing and sharing your pictures. The book includes a disc with sample images you can use to follow along with his "lesson plans". I found this to be extremely helpful. It's one thing to read a book where they talk about what a function does, but to have a sample image that you can edit as you read along really reinforces what that function does ... it's immediate and positive feedback that you're doing it right.
The book is definitely geared towards the beginner. If you already understand concepts of managing your photos, basic editing, etc ... then this book may be too simple... Read more
40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Excellent training id you take the time to do the lessons,
This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3 (Paperback)This book is written like a training course, and to get full value you need to take the time to work through the lessons as given. This is not hard, because the book has a DVD with sample photos and disk images that you use in each lesson. When I worked through each lesson step by step with the photos they give you, I learned a lot - more than when I watched some training videos on the web.
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Table of Contents
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
Getting Started, page xii, paragraph 3 should say:
This book is designed to teach you to use Aperture using 13 project-based, step-by-step lessons and accompanying media files. It's important to complete each lesson before going onto the next; changes that you make to files in each chapter will affect work you do in subsequent lessons. The book is divided into three sections, as follows:...
Under System Requirements on page xiii, add:
iPhoto '09, version 8.1 or later
Chapter 1 mistakenly appears to have missing images even though the images are indeed on the book's companion disc. Because of recent software updates, images with three-digit names are not imported or shown in the Import browser. Here are two solutions:
Replace the Lesson 01 folder that came with the book with this new file (213 MB, .zip). It contains files with four-digit names (for instance, IMG_063 becomes IMG_0063). Be aware that it will make the filenames slightly different from some of the references in the book.
- Locate the APTS Aperture book files folder on your Mac
- Double click Lesson 01 folder and double click the Memory_Card.dmg
- If Aperture does not open, click it in the Dock to open it.
- Follow lesson 01 in the book (specifically pages 10, 11, and 12) to import the images that are shown and name the Project correctly. DO NOT CLICK EJECT AS STATED IN STEP 4 ON PAGE 12.
- Click Done instead of clicking Eject.
- In the Mac OS X Finder, select the DCIM folder in the NO-NAME disk image that appears on your desktop
- Drag the first five images (063, 073, 079, 081, 083) into the large viewer. This should import the images directly into the san diego zoo project and in the correct order. You can now eject the No_Name disk image. You should be able to pick up the lesson starting on page 13 "Working with images in the Browser." There are no additional three-digit images in the book, so you should be fine proceeding through the rest of the book.
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