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Aperture Book Free Chapter - What Tools Can I Use To Make My Images Better?
You can download chapter 6 from the Aperture 3 Portable Genius book. From the intro to Chapter 6, What Tools Can I Use to Make My Images Better?:
Although it’s always wise to take the time to make the best photos possible while shooting, Aperture has a lot of tools that you can use to make your images even better.
By clicking a button, setting a few sliders, or applying a few brushstrokes, you can optimize your shots and add impact without spending excessive amounts of time on your computer.
That way you can make the most of your images and still have time to go about your life!
Excerpted with permission from the publisher, Wiley, from Aperture 3 Portable Genius, 2nd Edition by Josh Anon and Ellen Anon. Copyright © 2012.
Aperture offers a full range of tools to help serious photographers organize and manipulate images and manage workflow. This little guide is packed with hip tips, secrets, and shortcuts that help you get even more functionality from the software. Find out more than you ever knew about vignetting, RAW fine-tuning, Quick Preview mode, Command Editor, and using the integrated iPhoto Browser. Learn new ways to streamline your workflow, get tips on publishing albums online or as customized photo books, and take advantage of many more Genius techniques.
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Site Grinder Web Design Tool
There often seems to be a strict division of labor within the world of web design and development. Creative professionals tend to stick to the Photoshop domain, while those well-versed in scripting are left to the task of implementing their work. Indeed, the two realms are quite different from each other, to which any of us even vaguely familiar with either can easily attest.
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