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.
The “Detect Edges” feature of Aperture’s brushes is very powerful. It works by continually taking tonal samples as you brush and differences in tonality imply an edge. Did you know you can have Aperture lock the tonal sample? Click through and find out how.
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.
I’ve been a guest on a few podcasts over the last week, with the main topic of course being the discontinuation of Aperture, what it means, what to watch out for, etc. I’ve listed them all here for your weekend listening pleasure!
Reflecting back on the WWDC keynote and what we saw demonstrated and discussed, with the new knowledge that Photos will replace Aperture and iPhoto, may provide some additional insight initially overlooked.