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Aperture 3 Tutorial | Customizing Aperture 3

Tutorial, ApertureNathan

I am really enjoying making these tutorial videos for Aperture 3 and have started to get some feedback for other topics that can be covered. I decided to step back a little since I mentioned keyboard customization in the 2 previous videos but had not really talked about it outside of that. In this video I covered customizing the toolbar, the inspector and the keyboard. Making Aperture feel comfortable and more in tune with how you want to work is one major way to increase your workflow and productivity with the software. These simple things alone may turn using the software into a joy rather then a chore. So check out the video and you will see that I am talking about. Don't forget to watch the video in HD for best quality.

In the video I mentioned that I would put up the shortcuts that I am currently using for my keyboard shortcuts. Here they are.

  • q = "QuickStart Preset" (custom preset that I apply to most photos when starting)
  • Shift + s = "S-curve"
  • Shift + command + s = "Export Masters"
  • d = "Add definition quick brush"
  • Shift + c = "Add curves adjustment"
  • b = "Add burn quick brush"
  • Command + b = "Add dodge quick brush"
  • F16 = "Compare mode"
  • F17 = "Show multiple"

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