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Aperture 101: Rookie

Description
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.

Prerequisites
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.

Skills
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

    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

Duration: 2 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £495.00

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