Aperture 2.0 tutorial, this video will focus on how to use aperture 2.0.
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People ask me all the time, do you like Aperture? And yes I do. And people constantly ask me for tutorial on Aperture. And this is not the problem, I’m not a big photo editor like a lot of my friends in You Tube or like a Macro-66 is quite professional at it, really good at Aperture. So when it comes to tutorials and stuff I’m probably not the best. All that I do you know to have a little Photo Editing I wouldn’t care bit to do some tutorials but I’m just going to through Aperture here to show you why I enjoy Aperture. Some of the very few things it’s capable of and if you all enjoyed the video on my blog, work on some teacher tutorials but I’ve been requested a lot about Aperture. So let’s—show you what I’m talking about here.
Here’s my original footage, my original picture, me and my daughter quite a few years ago and the one I doctored in Aperture is right here. Now, if you look real close you can see this is done real fast, I’ve done this as an example for this video but you can see it’s a lot more vibrant, the gas meters are removed and the tree back here in the back is removed, this little manhole here is removed and this little manhole right here is removed. So there’s quite a little bit of touching up and we’re going to through this and show you how Aperture would do this.
So here’s our photo inside Aperture like I said here is the other version right here. So let’s just go ahead and just do a little bit work on this and show you the few things Apertures are capable of. Like I said, I’m not Aperture expert, I’m might be doing things wrong, me making things not look right because I’m not a big professional when it comes to this, its not forte so please overlook anything, I’m just trying to give a demonstration here. So let’s go to our—as you can see we have our Recovery, now this if you go to view, enter highlight hot and cold areas, you’ll get red for hot and blue for cold. And you can turn this recovery up until all that red is gone. In that way you’re not over exposed. And if there’s any black that need adjusted be blue, now I’ll just adjust my black point until all the blue is gone. So we can go adjusting contrast here, a little bit contrast and give a little bit definition, vibrancy, I really lack this vibrancy slighter because it kind of get s the main bold color without touching the skin in too much.
So let’s turn the vibrancy up, go back up here our recovery because we’ve got some Red pixels coming in. Let’s fix that—Go down here to our highlight in shadows and take a look at these things, take a look at the stuff here, not too bad. Now, I’m not going to adjust with my color too much, I can go in here, switch it to the main one here it’s where I got a lot more adjustments. I can go in and maybe single out, just like my shirt for instance and you can just work on to that color. I can take the saturation just out of my shirt or bring up the saturation there as you can see. So this looks like a pretty good adjusted image here, not too bad so far that’s pretty dull. Let me turn off my highlight hot and cold areas. That’s pretty dull compared to our new image here. So now, let’s go in and use our little retouch brush, this is a pretty powerful little tool, you can repair or you can you can clone.
A Repair is you option click an area to define the repair source and then you click on what you want to repair, see this little dot here? Boom it’s gone, and that comes up as a retouch, you can see I have one stroke, I can delete if I have 10 repairs, I have 10 strokes. So let’s go to clone instead of clam, our clam brush, let’s adjust our Radius a little bit, let’s option and click an area over here, you see a little plus go up so hit the option and I want to go over here and clone out this little thing right here and it will come down here and option click the part of the sidewalk and come up here and give you that like that and that takes care of that quickly and do the same thing basically for everything else. Over here let’s get out our manhole. As you can see the clone tool inside aperture is really wonderful. That takes several manholes and if you want to like I said, you can do the same thing over here and you can get rid of this tree, you go in here and quickly brush this out. As you can see our tree is history, you’d want to go and of course do a better job and take your time, do a little bit—more work and make it look a little better. But you see now, you can adjust the softness and stuff after you’ve done this. You have to hit command, yes z and undo it. You need to adjust your softness or opacity and radius before you start cloning. So go in here and give this a whorl, a crack. Give it a real fast go over—let’s up our radius so we can get a click swap here. So I really lack the clone tool inside of Aperture, I think it’s really great.
Now, I’m just doing this real fast, you have to overlook a lot of this, just trying to give an example here of how this works. Now, let’s clone doing that little shiny light right here and makes it look very decent. Now, you’d want to go in here and catch all this at the course. Now, roughly and quickly are seen has been—things from my scene has been removed of course you want go in and you know like I said take care some of these lines and down your opacity maybe a little bit. But basically you get gist of it, you can see that between the original with all these cluttered junk in here and quickly run for your Aperture and touched up. You get to remove the junk, you get to make the photo more vibrant and this is just scratching the surface of what Aperture is capable off. And this is why I love Aperture and start to use it more and more. I’m a video person not a photo person but I do have a lot of photos of families and stuff. And people has been asking me here lately to include photos with some jobs and it’s just must to learn this and its jewel. So you want more Aperture tutorials, I’ll try to provide those for you if not this is for the people who wanted to know what I thought about aperture it’s wonderful. Thanks for watching guys, see you next time.