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Aperture 1.5 Beyond the Basics: Aperture as your workflow

In Part 1 of our excerpts of's Aperture series Host Derrick Story and Scott Bourne go beyond the basics of Aperture By Derrick Story and Scott Bourne

Professional and amateur photographers alike can take advantage of the advanced photo management tools in Aperture--from organization to editing to output. In Aperture 1.5 Beyond the Basics, instructors Scott Bourne and Derrick Story teach users how to manipulate photos with the Color Adjustment tool, sharpen edges, and create preset adjustments and file settings for efficient editing and grouping. The training also details how to use the extensive metadata and organizational features in Aperture for smart photo sorting and presentation.

In this video, Scott Bourne and Derrick Story discuss using Aperture to handle your photographs, everything from importing from your camera, DVD or file folder, on up to sorting, rating, and even publishing your images.

 It answers the question of what is the workflow for using aperture, and they point out that there is no one real workflow to use, but how you take pictures and what you are going to do with them. Every situation is different, Scott say, so every workflow will be different. They offer guidelines or a starting point on what you might use when using Aperture.

The trainers stress that the best way to learn Aperture is to get into it and work all of your photos into Aperture so you can realize the power of the application. It is really worth your time to learn Aperture, Derrick says, and you really need to make a commitment to learn the application.


Aperture as your workflow 

Aperture as your workflow

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The Online Training LibraryŽ and CD-ROM titles include such subjects as Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Office, digital photography, Web design, digital video, and many others.'s all-star team of trainers and teachers provides comprehensive and unbiased movie-based training to an international membership of tens of thousands of subscribers. Considering the speed at which technology evolves, the Online Training LibraryŽ is a great solution for keeping your skills current. Library subscriptions begin as low as $25 a month, with no long-term commitment required. also offers volume discounts to groups and organizations. Find out more about multi-user subscription options at  Derrick is a member of the conference faculty for Macworld Expo SF, and speaks regularly at a variety of technology events.

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Derrick Story is a professional photographer and Macintosh expert. He has authored Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., and the PowerBook and iBook Fan Books. He co-authored the popular series iPhoto: The Missing Manual, which is now in its fifth edition, with David Pogue. Derrick is also a contributing writer to Macworld magazine. Online, Derrick created and oversees both the MacDevCenter and the Digital Media websites for O'Reilly Media.

Scott Bourne is the publisher of and the owner of Bourne Media Group. He is widely recognized as a leader in the digital audio field, having pioneered the use of streaming media on the Internet as the founder of Netradio, the world's first Internet radio network. Scott was the co-host and producer of InfoBahn News, one of the first Internet radio news programs in North America. He also produced LifeOnline Radio, a nationally-syndicated weekly radio program about the Internet.
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