Training Courses

Aperture : Introduction

One Day Course

Overview

This is an Apple authorised course designed for professional photographers and serious amateurs who want to master this revolutionary application for managing, editing and archiving digital photographs.

This comprehensive course takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful photo editing, image retouching, image recognition, proofing, publishing and archiving features. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Aperture workflow and layouts
    • Importing from a memory card
    • Understanding Camera RAW
    • Using Masters and Versions
    • Rating, editing and outputting images

    Evaluating images
    • Using Quick Preview
    • Grouping images into Stacks
    • Using the Centered Loupe
    • Assigning ratings
    • Using Faces to recognise people
    • Using GPS location data to explore photos by location
    • Assigning a location to an image

    Organising your project
    • Using keywords
    • Using the Metadata inspector
    • Sorting images dynamically
    • Search queries

    Editing your images
    • Editing workflow
    • White balancing
    • Sensor dust and red-eye removal
    • Working with RAW files
    • Using the Recovery slider
    • Using the Exposure slider
  • Correcting tone
    • Adjusting tone before colour
    • Reading a histogram
    • Setting levels
    • Adjusting highlights and shadows
    • Using adjustment presets

    Correcting colour
    • Adjusting white balance with the Eyedropper
    • Lift and stamp
    • Round-trip editing

    Enhancing images
    • Using the Retouch brush
    • Using non-destructive, edge-aware brushes in Aperture
    • Noise reduction
    • Sharpening images
    • Creating multimedia shows

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

Comfort + Location
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Our Clients


We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 6606 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed6606
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback


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