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
Reputation + Feedback

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 8267 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 surveyed8267
  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


"Great customer service. Friendly knowledgeable tutor."

John Lewis - 23rd January

"Organisation, lunch, quality of training and versatility of resources."

"Very nice :)"

"Refreshments and environment were excellent. Trainer was friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable."

"Brilliant, well structured course. Fantastic facilities. "

"Vicki was very clear and instructive - she used interesting and engaging examples and made the course really enjoyable."

"Excellent, informative and comprehensive. Lots of exercises to practice with and time to ask questions. Pace of delivery was perfect."

"Vicky was an excellent trainer, very knowledgable and clear. I felt very supported and have learnt so much! I feel very confident using this at work now. I am thinking about taking the intermediate/advanced classes now! Thank you :) "

"Small groups which is good for learning and getting help. Vicki was really good at using specific examples relevant to our job roles in publishing."

"fantastic trainer, facility,location"

"Tutor was brilliant!"

"Trainer was excellent and supportive"

"Course was really beneficial. Enjoyed food. "

"Fabulous food!"

"I applied very late in the day (Friday before the Monday that the course started) and was extremely impressed how easy and swift signing up, dealing with invoicing and getting everything to me. Delighted how the course was tailored to the jobs/objectives of everyone in the small group - I very quickly knew I could use my new skills immediately to benefit my job. Thanks to everyone."

"Everything was excellent"

"organisation was generally really good. Content was great and in a very friendly and supportive learning environment."

"Organisation was great and creating a comfortable space. The trainer was knowledgable and friendly."

"I liked the range of activities and exercises we completed to put what Patsy was teaching us into context. Overall the course was so engaging - Patsy was brilliant, and I loved the smaller focus group size and relaxed setting. The staff were all v welcoming too, the food was fantastic and in great supply - never a moment without a biscuit in hand and the breakfast was a nice way to start the day and get to know coursemates on the first day."

"Very informative"

"Taking time to make sure I understand everything. And super friendly :)"

"Relaxed environment. Nice building"

"great flow to the day. Friendly trainer, good class size"

"helpful and friendly trainer. Nice space."

"the trainer is excellent staff are super nice"

"organisation, communication and a great map!"

"Really good throughout."

"Very knowledgeable trainer, helpful and insightful. Staff very friendly. Facilities were excellent and well presented. Food was A+(high-five)"

"Approachable, well pitched."

"Thanks Emile all really helpful. Thanks for squeezing it all in. "