Introduction to Aperture

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code MT172

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This is a two day Apple authorised course designed for professional photographers and serious amateurs who want to master this revolutionary application for managing, editing and archiving digital photographs.

This comprehensive course takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful photo editing, image retouching, proofing, publishing and archiving features.

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Introduction (4 topics)

  • Using the Aperture layouts
  • Understanding Camera RAW
  • Working with the file structure
  • Aperture libraries

Importing images (5 topics)

  • Working with stacked images
  • Organising imported images
  • Rating images
  • Managing multiple projects
  • Creating a Smart Album

Image adjustment basics (6 topics)

  • Framing your subjects
  • Making automatic adjustments
  • Using the Histogram
  • Using the Spot and Patch tool
  • Using the Lift and Stamp tools
  • Comparing the adjusted image

Creating web output (4 topics)

  • Creating a web journal
  • Choosing a site theme
  • Adding and customising text
  • Exporting a web journal

Evaluating images (3 topics)

  • Creating a Light Table album
  • Evaluating images in the Light Table
  • Evaluating images in full-screen mode

Finishing, delivering and archiving images (6 topics)

  • Adjusting luminance
  • Adjusting tint and saturation
  • Matching colour across images
  • Printing contact sheets
  • Authoring a disk of images
  • Backing up the Library

Organisation and rating (3 topics)

  • Creating and editing stacks
  • Assigning keywords to images
  • Editing metadata in batches

Advanced editing (6 topics)

  • RAW vs non-RAW images
  • Adjusting white balance
  • Adjusting highlights and shadows
  • Converting images to greyscale
  • Sharpening and noise reduction
  • Working with an external editor

Advanced output (4 topics)

  • Soft proofing images
  • Creating book albums
  • Creating a Smart Web Gallery
  • Backing up and archiving

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