Learn - Aperture Edition

Developer: Swanson Digital, LLC

Current Version: 3.0

Last Updated: 6 years ago

Download Size: 926 MB - Download


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•Over 3 hours of 1080p HD video tutorials on how to use Aperture!
•36 individual video lessons guided by an Aperture expert.
•Simple interface that makes it easy to navigate through the videos.
•The videos guide the viewer with zooms, pans and highlights of what is being discussed.
•The keyboard shortcuts associated with each lesson are listed in the sidebar.
•Use the notes pane to jot down things to remember from each lesson, then output all your notes in a single PDF document!

Get the most out of Aperture with our "Learn - Aperture Edition" video training app!
Divided into four main sections (1.Import, 2.Organize, 3.Edit 4. Output) this course covers the entire process from importing, adding metadata, presets, editing and finally outputting your photos for the world to see. Organizational tools such as Projects, Faces, Places and Smart Albums are all discussed. In the Edit section of the course learn to make a photo look its absolute best with the tools available in Aperture's adjustments panel. In the output section discover all the ways to share your photos, from emailing just a couple images, using shared Photo Streams, uploading to Facebook and creating slideshows or books.

The voice and guide behind this training App is Drew Swanson. Drew is a 20+ year Mac user and has been using Macs professionally in the graphic design and photography fields for over 10 years. SInce 2007 Drew has been a member of The Apple Consultants Network, working in the Boise Idaho area to provide support and training to Mac users at their home and business. In 2009 Drew started TheMacU to provide video training courses to Mac users anywhere in the World.

Course Outline...

-Course Introduction
-Introduction to Aperture

A. Import (Approx 30 Minutes)
1. The Import Interface
2. Managed or Referenced files.
3. Import Settings
4. Import to Multiple Projects
5. Import from Photo Stream

B. Organize (Approx 50 Minutes)
1. Viewing Photos
2. Managing Projects
3. Creating Albums
4. The Inspector
5. View, Edit & Add Metadata
6. Ratings & Keywords
7. Faces & Places
8. Using the Filter
9. Creating Smart Albums

C. Edit (Approx 58 Minutes)
1. Versions & Stacks
2. Using the Adjustments Panel
3. Auto Enhance & Quick Fixes
4. Adjustments Part 1
5. Adjustments Part 2
6. Adjustments Part 3
7. Quick Brushes
8. Effects
9. Crop & Straighten
10. Light Tables and The Loupe
11. Using an External Editor

D. Output (Approx 40 Minutes)
1. Export
2. Email & Facebook
3. Shared Photo Streams
4. Web Journals & Pages
5. Printing
6. Slideshows
7. Books

E. Extras (Approx 12 Minutes)
1. Managing Libraries
2. Trash
3. Backup
4. Troubleshoot with Repair & Rebuild



Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0
Review by andcon85

Great Buy! - If you spend $80 on Aperture then spending a mere $6 for this app is a steal! It is extremely helpful and my Aperture library went from chaos to emaculate just after watching the first few videos. I struggled trying to organize my photos not knowing all the ins and outs to the program. This app teaches you those ins and outs so I can actually use Aperture to its full potential now.

Found helpful by 29 out of 29 people
Version 3.0
Review by ewatts001

Can't Learn - I just bought this app hoping to fine tune my skills in Aperture. Once installed I began viewing the video, after 5 minutes or so, the program crashed and I have not been able to get it to come up, it goes into the "quit unexpectedly" mode. I re-started my Mac with the same result, I either need help to get this running (preferred) or a refund please.

Found helpful by 6 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.0
Review by Iggy0379

Awesomeness!! - If you are new to apperture get this app you won't regret it.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 3.0
Review by Avid Aperture User

Great Help - After a great deal of reading and watching many Aperture tutorials, I find that THeMACU Aperture edition serves me as a wonderful review when I need a quick tutorial about something I forgot how to do. It is easy to navigate and has excellent graphics. However, after a few uses, the App crashed and it became useless. However, I took advantage of the App's tech support and received excellent help. In less that 24 hours, I was able to correct the problem easily and regained full use of this program. I highly recommend this to all Aperture users.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 3.0
Review by TheTraywick

Wish I would have had this years ago. - After a couple of years of playing with Aperture on my own I wondered if I was getting all thati could out of it. I got really excited when I saw Apple has a training class. Alas, its only offered in Philly, D.C. and Irvine, CA. I googled Aperture classes and BAM MAC U! I don’t know if its as in depth as the Apple training would have been, but I can take these “classes” in my Pajamas so there is that! So far I have only gone through the organizing courses and my picture library is now the envy of anyone fortunate enough to gaze upon it’s glory. I’m looking forward to seeing what I get out of the editing portion. After that I am going to check on what other goodies Mac U offers. I have had zero crashes\troubles so far. I would (and did) recommend this “Class” to anyone interested in Aperture.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 3.0
Review by tmentzer

Excellent course - My husband highly recommended I use Aperture for my photo database software, he's been using it for nearly a year and loves it. I purchased the software and noticed this tutorial and thought there might be a couple of useful tip and tricks, so I purchased this too. I was hoping to lessen the learning curve for a new software program. I wasn't expecting a full how-to course. My husband has spent most of the day sitting right beside me watching the lessons and he learned just as much as I did! I would highly recommend that new Aperture users watch this before getting started. Excellent course.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 3.0
Review by ShawneeKSGirl

Ah-Ha! - I have had Aperture for a while now and have spent time making my way through the learning process with a Kindle-based manual. While it was helpful, I never made it through to the end. Enter Mac U’s video tutorial. This video tutorial made Aperture come alive for me. I toggled through the tutorial and the app itself to get hands-on as I progressed through the tutorial. Highly recommended.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people