Adding Adjustments to Your Default Set of Tools
The default Adjustment set in Aperture allows you to do the most common adjustments, but there are many more tools that you have access to. Other than the default White Balance, Exposure, Enhance and Highlights & Shadows tools, there are adjustments such as Levels, Curves, Chromatic Aberration, Edge Sharpening, and more. Some adjustments add themselves when you select the tool (such as Crop or Straighten), but others can only be revealed by going to the Add Adjustment menu.
The problem is, next time you pull up a fresh image to work on, your Adjustments list has gone back to the default settings.
Making your favorite adjustments stick around
Fortunately, there's an easy way to get any number of adjustments to be there every time, without having to re-add them, and that's by using the “Add to default set” command.
Once an adjustment has been added, click on the gear menu, and choose Add to default set. That's it!
If you ever change your mind, you'll notice that the command changes to Remove from default set. This also means you can remove any default adjustments that you never use.
The ability to customize your workflow is one of the great advantages of Aperture. Just because there are 24 adjustments and another 14 adjustment brushes available (under Quick Brushes) doesn't mean you have to clutter your interface with all of them. Choose the ones you use most often, and add the rest only as you need them.
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