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Apple Pro Training Series: Aperture 3, Second Edition by Dion Scoppettuolo

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Lesson 9. Making Local Adjustments with Brushes

Lesson Files

APTS Aperture3 Library

Time

This lesson takes approximately 150 minutes to complete.

Goals

Use Quick Brushes to correct problematic areas

Add blur to simulate shallow depth of field

Smooth skin imperfections

Darken shadows and midtones with the Polarize brush

Repair images with the Retouch tool

Remove purple fringing artifacts

Create a brush from an adjustment

Use multiple instances of an adjustment

Generally you have been applying your adjustments to the entire image. Some worked on ranges of luminance and hue, but those were your limits over where adjustments were applied. More-specific local adjustments can be made in Aperture using brushes.

Brushes are a way for you to “paint” ...

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