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This comprehensive two-day hands-on course starts with the basics of image management and takes students step by step all the way through Apertures powerful photo-editing, image-retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features.

Course Outline

This comprehensive two-day hands-on course starts with the basics of image management and takes students step by step all the way through Aperture’s powerful photo-editing, image-retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features.

Day 1


Importing Images into the Aperture Workflow
Using the Aperture Workflow and Layouts, Importing Images from a Memory Card, Choosing the Source Folder and Destination Project, Importing Images, Understanding Camera RAW, Using the Background Task List, Understanding Masters and Versions, Rating, Editing and Outputting Images, Backing up and Quitting

Evaluating Images: Compare and Select
Importing Images from a Disk, Navigating the Browser, Using Quick Preview, Grouping Images into Stacks,Rotating Images, Evaluating Images in Full Screen Mode, Using Zoom, Using the Centered Loupe, Assigning Ratings, and Evaluating Images on the Light Table

Organizing Your Project
Auto-stacking on Import, Filtering your Project by Rating, Using the Query HUD, Using Keywords, Editing Metadata Using the Metadata Inspector, Using Batch Change to Copy Metadata, Organizing Multiple Projects, Sorting Images Dynamically, and Search Queries


Basic Edits
Importing an iPhoto Library/iPhoto Browser, Basic Editing Workflow, Cropping, Straightening, White Balancing, Sensor Dust and Red-eye Removal

Working with RAW FIles
Using Multiple Monitors, Choosing a RAW Converter, RAW Fine-tuning, White Balance Adjustment, Highlight Recovery Using the Recovery Slider, and Highlight Recovery Using the Exposure Slider

Correcting Tone
Correcting Time Zone on Import, Adjusting Tone before Color, Reading a Histogram, Working with the Exposure Brick, Working with the Enhance Brick, Setting Levels, Adjusting Highlights and Shadows, and Editing in Full Screen

Day 2


Correcting Color
White Balance Revisited, Adjusting White Balance with the Eyedropper, Using the Enhance Brick, Using the Color Brick, Copying Edits from One Image to Another, Lift and Stamp, Specifying an External Editor and Launching an Editing Round Trip

Enhancing Images
Using the Retouch Brush, Spot and patch, Vignette and Devignette, Noise Reduction, Sharpening, and Sepia Tone


Delivering for Client Review
Working with Web Galleries, Books for Client Review, Creating a Contact Sheet, Working with Slide Shows, Email and OS Media Browser

Delivering Final Images
Delivering Electronic Images, Exporting Masters, Exporting Versions, Exporting Metadata, Exporting Projects, Using Export Plug-ins, Creating Books, and Delivering Printed Images

Showcasing and Promoting Your Work
Creating a Web Journal, Using iWeb, Creating Dynamic Slideshows, Using the Light Table, Pages Promotional Cards, Creating a Leave-behind Custom Flip Book, and Creating an iPhone and iPod Portfolio

Prerequisites & Certificates

There is no formal prerequisite for this course, but it is recommended that those seeking training with Aperture have some knowledge and understanding of: RAW picture format, Digital SLR photography, Metadata information and general industry jargon.

Certificates offered

Participants will receive a Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations within 120 of course - 40% cancellation fee
Cancellations within 60 days of course - 75% cancellation fee
Cancellations within 30 days of course - 100% cancellation fee

Rebooking to a later class - $250

In cases of extreme conditions some exceptions may be made at the discretion of Witz Apple management , please contact us to discuss.
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