Aperture 2.1 Training Available on Lynda.com


Want to learn the ins and outs of Aperture 2.1? Lynda.com has just release my 5.75 hour video series titled, Aperture 2 Essential Training. I very much enjoyed recording this title, and I think you're going to like learning with it. A few of the things I cover include:

  • Understanding Aperture terms, interface, preferences, and workflow
  • Creating metadata presets and adding keywords on import
  • Importing images from a digital camera, hard drive, or iPhoto library
  • Using tethered shooting
  • Viewing images with previews, slideshows, and metadata overlays
  • Comparing, selecting, and organizing images
  • Correcting white balance, exposure, levels, and color
  • Using Retouch, Straighten, Crop, Vignette, and other image adjustments
  • Applying sharpening and noise reduction adjustments
  • Searching for images and creating Smart Albums
  • Exporting, archiving, and backing up photos
  • Designing books, publishing web galleries, and printing images

Lynda has also released three free videos on the catalog page, and I'm going to publish five more free videos on Inside Aperture, starting with the first one this coming Tuesday. These are good screencasts too, featuring managing previews, levels adjustments, retouching, lift & stamp, and custom layouts. That leaves another 66 videos for subscribers to enjoy on the Lynda.com site.

If you've been waiting to dig deep into Aperture, wait no longer. This title will get you up and running quickly.

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For anyone considering or actively using Aperture Derricks training title is a must. The friendly no nonsense down to earth style of this training makes it very approachable for users of Aperture at any level.

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