A Short Aperture tutorial

kevinparis

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There was talk on the forums over the last few days about sharing 'how to' and tutorials.

Well a lazy sunday afternoon was spent over a hot computer, and this little tutorial came out of my efforts.

Jump over to my webpage to check it out and let me know what you think

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Brian Mosley

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Kevin, will your link still point to your specific tutorial as you add to your journal?

Since it's an Aperture tutorial on B&W conversion, I'll add the tags aperture, tutorial and B&W to our Treasure Trove. Thanks :2thumbs:

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Brian... I wil cross that bridge when i come to it - at this point resting after a afternoon of moviemaking :)

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I appreciate the link to your blog, but could you also embed the movie here?

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hmmm brian... trying to embed here but doesn't seem to want to work.... any clues why not?

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OK got it


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Excellent!

Kevin, thank you!! I just watched it once, and posted my reactions on your site. Since I'm a newbie to Aperture, I've mostly been fooling around and just doing my best... Now I'm going to watch this a second time and make notes. I never realized how the Curves function could so easily be used...nor did I know about the hot and cold views...

So much to learn but it is fun and rewarding - plus, I had to say it's nice to have a voice to put with your name and face (faces if we think of your mugshots).:biggrin:

Here's hoping for some more lazy Sundays in your future.:thumbup:
 

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Actually the scotsman is now in Gent Belgium... But Paris was for work reasons - 9 years working for Apple

Thanks for the kind words

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Well done Kevin. Aperture is a really great and intuitive program. I usually convert to B&W before I do many other adjustments, but I also tend to try a few B&W film presets, choose the one that looks best to me, and then just do REALLY minor tweaks from there.

I'd always wondered what the difference between "definition" and sharpening was - you explained it well and I guess that explains why I too tend to use the definition slider and leave the sharpening controls alone for the most part.

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Thanks Ray

The aim of the video was to show how I use Aperture, and hopefully on the way maybe point out a few things that a beginner might find useful.

I am open to suggestions of other topics to cover. Ironically its the voiceover that takes the longest to get right.... no matter how much EQ I apply I still sound Scottish :)

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Kevin, I thought you'd hired Ewan McGregor to do the voiceover for you, you old smoothie! :rofl:

It's a great idea, I must create the time to do something similar :2thumbs:

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actually Ewan hires me when he can't be bothered to turn up - like in those crappy Starwars movies :)

Once upon a time, after a presentation in Switzerland I was told by an audience member that I was the first scotsman he had ever understood.... which I took as a compliment ...of sorts

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shameless bump as I am looking for more feedback on whether I should do anymore of these

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I certainly hope you will do more Kevin, even though I don't use Aperture - it gives me an insight into how well my own workflow compares.

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I found it very useful and well done. I'm now less daunted by curves and may start using them. I appreciate you sharing your skills and knowledge, so please do continue.

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Agree, sinjin, it's such a great help to see and hear how things are done and have it shown in a straightforward manner. Now that I have an up-to-date MacBook Pro, I'm thrilled to be able to use Aperture the way it should be used...it's a whole new world for me that I've just put my toes into.
 
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