Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture
- By Orlando Luna, Ben Long
- Published Apr 26, 2006 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Apple Pro Training series.
- Copyright 2006
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 528
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-42276-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-42276-7
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-46195-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-46195-7
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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 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 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.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
A Superb Learning Experience,
This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture (Paperback)As you would expect from an "Apple Pro Training Series", this book and DVD combination is superb. It explains so many things which are not obvious when you open Aperture. which may even remain hidden without this book.
There are 12 main heading lessons in all, with each lesson containing up to another 12 sub lessons. Lessons 1 to 7 covering the Basics and 8 to 12 Advanced Features.
Download the contents of the DVD to your Mac and follow along with the lessons in the book. Everything falls so simply into place, everything from downloading, importing images from various media, rating, projects, adjustments, RAW, archiving, etc. etc.
The book is beautifully laid out and illustrated making it an easy and pleasurable learning experience. Superb!
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture (Paperback)I was given the opportunity to review this book by an acquaintance, and I am very glad for the opportunity. It has totally changed the way I approach my digital workflow. My previous workflow started with a folder for each year, containing a folder for each month. Inside the monthly folders were still other folders for each shoot. I would download my digital RAW files in the root of each shoot folder. Then I would create 3 separate subfolders inside each shoot folder, (1) alt (for altered ), (2) fin (for final), and (3) out (for output). I would place the various iterations of each file in these directories for retrieval and sorting. I would open each RAW file in Nikon Capture and evaluate the shot. Then I would make any necessary alteration and save the required output files, whether for web, print, or archive. Sometimes the images would be opened in Photoshop for further work, and saved back to the same directory structure. This worked fairly well, but it was a very slow... Read more
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Make the most of Aperture,
This review is from: Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture (Paperback)This is exactly the book that should be shipped with Aperture. It gives you insight into many of the great features Aperture provides, especially the keyboard shortcuts. If you invest the time to complete the lessons in this book, you will have a new appreciation of the Aperture software. Highly recommended.
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