New to Aperture...NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by braindmg, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. braindmg macrumors newbie

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    Well today I got Aperture 2. It seems like a really simple interface or whatever but there are still things I don't get. Like are there any effects?
    Also I need help in particular making a light, like I took a photo and I wanna make it look like light is shining through something. PLEASE HELP

    Also if you have any tips with this program please post them. THANK YOU
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You just bought a $300 piece of professional photo software and the first thing you want to do is add lens flares? Oh heavens. Well, you can't. You'll have to use Photoshop or something.

    I don't know what you mean by "effects". You're thinking of sepia tone and such?

    A good starting place is on the Aperture site.
     
  3. stujmac26 macrumors regular

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    If you want to find out what your new software actually can do, I would recommend this book http://store.apple.com/uk/product/TR755Z/A?mco=ODI0NzM2OA

    I've never found a useful software tutorial book before this one, but I have to say it taught me pretty much the whole of Aperture without too much fuss - there are loads of examples to work with on the DVD as well....
     
  4. braindmg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well mine was actually 0$. Good heavens. Thanks for the sources guys.
     
  5. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Pirated software is illegal as therefore should not be discussed on this site. I'm not telling you to stop, but just try to keep that information to yourself.
     
  6. braindmg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I didn't download it illegally. My friend gave it to me for my birthday(we are best friends), in turn I got him an iTouch. lol
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  8. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    Alright then. Disregard my last comment. Thats an alright trade!
     
  9. braindmg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hahah i just cracked up
     

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