4207 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2010 3:57 AM by Kirby Krieger
So, sure, I think that Aperture is going to be able to open and display these storyboard templates but....then what?
In my mind, this is something like a comic strip template where you would want to fill in the templated areas with your photographs. Much the same way that you could do so with a Numbers or Pages template. Is that correct?
I can't think of a way that you can take multiple pictures and copy them into your template .png file. I don't think Aperture is the right tool for this job personally but perhaps someone with more experience can either validate what I'm saying or offer a better suggestion.
Storyboards work -- afaik -- through the use of masks. You mask each photo you add to match the photo-frame on the storyboard (or this is done automatically). All the elements -- the masked photos, the storyboard -- are layered on on top of the other.
Aperture does not support layers, and does not mask images this way. Therefore I don't think it's going to work.
Storyboards are another kind of presentation. In Aperture, they would be like Slideshows, Books, Web Galleries, etc. Why don't you click "Aperture→Feedback" and ask them to add Storyboards?
Actually, your best bet is to bring the storyboard template PNGs into Keynote, where you will get almost as much control over them as you would need from Photoshop, but with a FAR faster/easier user interface. Photoshop will do the job, but page layout is not really what it's designed for.
You can also have a look around for some of the excellent Keynote storyboard templates that are available on the web.