"10 Free Aperture 3 Videos" - Digital Photogrpahy Podcast 222


Ready to get serious about mastering Aperture 3? I have 10 free training videos that you can watch right now. And these aren't throw-aways. They tackle important functions such as using the new Curves tool or building complex slideshows. In this podcast, I describe what's available and how to get it.

All of this goodness flows from my latest Lynda.com title: Aperture 3 Essential Training. Free videos and much, much more are there waiting for you.

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More Aperture Tips and Techniques

To learn more about Aperture 3, check out my Aperture 3 Essential Training on Lynda.com. Also, take a look at our Aperture 3 Focus Section. Tons of free content about how to get the most out of Aperture.

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Love the idea of the Lynda.com free videos for Aperture 3. I checked them out tonight, but I noticed that there seemed to be a lot of artifacts/lag as they went no matter how much had been cached. Is that "normal" for Lynda.com or is this a strange fluke I'm experiencing?

Never mind... there must be something strange about Google Chrome on Mac and the format for the Lynda.com videos. They seem to be extremely high quality using Firefox on Mac. The same problem seems to be happening on Apple's Aperture "How To" videos.

Thank you again for putting these videos out there for those who don't have much experience with either Lynda.com or Aperture 3.

Hi Josh,

Yes, the videos on Lynda.com are very high quality, both visually and the audio too. Glad you were able to get your situation worked out so you can enjoy them!

Great videos, Derrick. After I finish watching all 10 free ones I think I'll buy your iPhone app and try to power through the rest of the training videos on a Saturday or Sunday.

I have a question about the focus points video... When I turn on focus points in Aperture the center focus point is always white and bold, but the focus point all the way to the right is always red and not bold. What does red focus point mean?

My understanding is that the focus point outlined in red is the one that was used when the shot was recorded. The center focus point on most cameras is a "cross sensor" that is sensitive to both horizontal and vertical lines. That's why it's usually designated with bold white.

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Printing Red River 7x10 cars in Aperture 3 book section is about to drive me crazy! I saw your tutorial and listened to your podcasts but can't find anything specific to the folding cards. Am I missing it?

Thanks for doing such a great job with your website and podcast - a true fan!

I have just finished watching your course on Aperture 3 , with the free 24 hour pass supplied with the tds app. Wow....Started at 3pm Sunday got to within the last 30 mins by 12 midnight. I have learnt so much .... without my head exploding.Thank You .

Hi - Do I sign up for these videos through Lynda.com? I just always assumed Lynda was pay-for, not free...please clarify.

nevermind - I just listened to your podcast. Thanks so much for making these videos available. I'm looking forward to watching them.