Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 11:46 PM (in response to 1macprincess!)
For tutorials, see the Aperture support page:
Also for applying brush controls: see the following manual pages
You can use brushes, to apply adjustments and effects locally. The adjustments will be layered, and you can toggle them on and off. Use the "Adjustment" tab in the library inspector and click the cogwheel beside an adjustment to brush it in or away. Fr oapplying the adjustment, you may want to switch to full screen mode and use the
Controls in the Brush HUD instead,
Other than in Photoshop, the masks of the layers usually are hidden, but you can see them in Full Screen mode, when you set the brush HUD to display the brush strokes as overlays.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to léonie)
Thank you Leonie. Are you able to "load" brushes as in PSE, and use psd and png files with Aperture?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to 1macprincess!)
You can import psd files and store them, also export them again, see File Formats You Can Import into the Library.
But Aperture cannot process the transparent layers and may display them incorrectly; it does not support alpha channels. You cannot create transparent backgrounds in Aperture. Aperture is not designed to support image compositing like PhotoShop, Aperture is designed to develop photos, not to create graphics. For graphics compositing you will use Aperture's interface to external editors and send the images to PSE or similar.
When you use brushes in Aperture to enhance images you can freely adjust the size, the softness, and the strength. Also you have feathers for smoothing. You do not load additional brushes.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 5:28 PM (in response to léonie)
Leonie-You are just so awesome! I wish i could take classes from you!
thank you for being the heart and soul of the aperture community here at apple!! you rock!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 5:41 PM (in response to 1macprincess!)
You are welcome, macprincess; glad to help.
And thanks for the compliment. this is great community, and I had great helpers here, who tought me the ropes!