Apple Pro Training Series
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3. This Apple-certified guide to Aperture 3 starts with the basics of image management and takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful editing, retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features. It delivers comprehensive training - the equivalent of a three-day course - in one project-based book. With complete coverage of Aperture's new features, you'll learn to organize your photos using Faces, Apple's face detection and recognition tool, take advantage of Places to find photos by the location where they were shot, and retouch your images precisely with new nondestructive edge-aware brushes. You'll create advanced slideshows that include HD videos, titles, and layered soundtracks, and with the full-screen Browser you'll now be able to use every inch of your Mac display to browse and edit. Real-world exercises feature professional photography from a variety of genres, including fashion, sports, wedding, commercial, and landscape photography.
**Please note: All media and exercise files can be accessed on a companion web page, see instructions included in your book**
This option is a good one if you like hands-on training. The book takes you thru a series of exercises using real aperture files on disk. It starts slowly, so you never feel overwhelmed. It is great to read on my iPad while working on my computer -- fells like my computer has two screens. It is well written and well illustrated, in color on the iPad.
There is a problem, however. A URL to the exercise files is promised but never delivered when you download the book. It is also not shown on the Peachtree site. How lame is that? There is a secret URL, but you have to ferret it out yourself. I found it closeted among the reviews on the kindle page for the book! I had to get it from another customer on a competing site, and he got it by emailing "contact us" on Peachtree site. I repeat -- how lame is that?
The Gold Standard
The books in the Apple Pro Training Series are all fantastic and this one is no exception. Clear, concise lessons with downloadable media to work with make these books the go-to when looking for software training.
An earlier review about the media files URL not being published in the book is INCORRECT. It may or may not have been true in the past but it is shown on the page directly after the index in the back (presumably to avoid showing it in the downloadable sample). Buy with confidence.
Amazing on the iPad!!!!!
I cant even begin to tell you how helpful this book is on the iPad! I've used the APTS book before in print form and what a difference! The Aperture series books is very straight forward and very easy to understand and use! These books make it simple to learn by including access to hands on media files that make learning very fun! Since this is an ebook the cd that includes the media files is not included, but the link to the media files is referenced at the very end of the book for an easy download! Great book, even greater on the iPad!!!!!