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Aperture 101: Rookie

Aperture 101: Rookie
  • Price £495.00
  • Level Introduction
  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This comprehensive course 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. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including fashion, sports, wedding, commercial, fine art, and travel photography. All the files you need to complete the exercises are included on the DVD.

This course is designed for those students who wish to learn the fundamentals and functionality of Aperture.


This class is designed for anyone looking to learn more about Aperture.

Assumed Knowledge

Only a basic knowledge of working on a Mac is required for this course.


This course you will give you an introduction to the Aperture interface using Stacks to organise your photos, working with Projects, Albums, Smart Albums, using Loupe and Zoom tools, working with metadata, understanding the adjustment controls, creating images using versioning, building Web Galleries, creating customised books, printing contact sheets and working with external editors.

Course Content

Exploring The Aperture Workflow

  • opening Aperture
  • getting to know the Aperture interface
  • using the Aperture Layouts
  • customising the workspace
  • understanding Camera RAW
  • working with Aperture’s file structure
  • selecting an alternate Aperture library
  • quitting Aperture

Importing Images Into Aperture

  • importing Images from a disk
  • adding Metadata
  • adding custom filenames
  • importing images from iPhoto
  • importing images from a Memory Card

Organising & Rating Images

  • working with stacked images
  • organising 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

Image Adjustment Basics

  • preparing images for adjustments
  • framing your images
  • making automatic adjustments
  • analysing image information with the histogram
  • using the spot & patch tool
  • using the lift & stamp tools
  • adjusting spot & patch Options
  • comparing an adjusted image to the master image

Creating Web Output

  • organising the projects panel using favourites
  • preparing the project
  • creating a web journal
  • adding Images & pages
  • choosing a site Theme
  • customising text
  • adding text
  • sizing & positioning images
  • previewing images in a slideshow
  • exporting a web journal

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

Finishing, Delivering and Archiving Images

  • preparing the project
  • customising the full screen mode
  • adjusting luminance
  • adjusting tint & saturation
  • matching colour 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

Advanced Organisation 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 & filtering Images

Advanced Editing

  • preparing the project
  • adjusting RAW vs. Non-RAW images
  • adjusting White-Balance temperature extremes
  • using Metadata sets
  • adjusting highlights & shadows
  • converting Color images to grayscale
  • applying a Color Monochrome adjustment
  • sharpening & Noise Reduction
  • sharpening & Noise Reduction for RAW Images
  • taking a Closer Look at Exposure
  • working with an External Editor
  • deleting Versions

Advanced Output

  • soft proofing images
  • using multiple displays
  • creating book albums
  • creating a smart web gallery album

Advanced file structure & archiving

  • preparing the project
  • exporting a master file
  • moving the Aperture library
  • creating multiple libraries
  • backing up and archiving
  • creating multiple vaults

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