Available now! We really got into brushes here. I decided to open Photoshop to more easily explain (I hope!) how brushed adjustments work in Aperture. Since you can’t see what’s going on in Aperture, this turned into a neat way to demonstrate it. This should be the ultimate discussion on brushes, and of course how they apply to adjustments such as Dodge and Burn.
Dodging and burning are as old as photo printing itself. It’s probably safe to say it’s the original photo editing technique! But do you know how to do it it in Aperture, and how Aperture’s mask layers and brushes play together? This is the video to learn it all…
Aperture’s control sliders have remained mostly unchanged since the release of Aperture 3 (although the upcoming Photos app is likely to offer a significant modernization). One way to make more sophisticated adjustments to an image’s color and contrast is through the use of plugins. In this article, I will provide an introduction to Color Efex Pro 4, one of my favorites.
The speculation about Photos and what it really will be holds on. Apple is as tight-lipped as we know it about their new holistic photo managment solution. However, there are actually some insights within the developer documentation for iOS8.
Aperture’s book-making tool is easy to use and allows you to create custom page layouts without using additional software. These books can be made for a number of uses, both personal and professional. By customizing the font and styling in your book you can give it that extra bit of polish that can push it over the edge and make your clients take a little more notice. Unfortunately the Fonts window is buried in the menu and therefore often overlooked while you design your book layout.