5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2013 11:43 PM by léonie
mikefromcapetown Level 1 Level 1

Hi, I have just upgraded from Aperture 2 to 3 and cant find the DEsaturation brush which I used to select from Image>Edit in A2 and does not come amongst the brushes from the Photos>Add Adjustment> or Quick Brushes in A3. Does anyone know where to find this essential tool?


Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Mandi B Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the quick reply, Frank.  I had already had a look there, and (correct me if I'm wrong) it seems to be implying that the only way is via an "Enhance" adjustment brick - there is no quick brush that you can do directly from the tools on the top of the screen if you're working in Full Screen mode?

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    there is no quick brush that you can do directly from the tools on the top of the screen if you're working in Full Screen mode?

    In addition to the "Enhance" sliders that Frank pointed to, I see the "Saturation" in the "Brushes" Drop-down in Full-screen mode.

    Only you have to set the amount of saturation first to a low value using the slider in the "Saturation" brick of the adjustment panel.

    Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 08.10.48.PNG

     

    You may have to add the "Saturation" brick first to the "Adjustment" tab from "Add Adjustment > Quick Brushes > Saturation"

    Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 08.12.59.PNG

    To add a "Saturation" brick permanently  to your adjustments click the cogwheel in the Saturation brick and enable "Add to Default Set".

    You can also save the setting - with the adjustment slider positioned as you want it - as an Effect:

    Effects > Save as an effect.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • Mandi B Level 1 Level 1

    Wow, that's a really good and complete answer, Leonie, thank you.  I haven't used the effects before, but that's going to be a big help.  Is there any way that that can be accessed easily from Full Screen?

    Thanks

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.photosformac
    Photos for Mac

    Mandi, if you look at my first screenshot - that is the viewer in full screen mode.

    If you click the  ( i ) -button in the top menu bar, this will add the inspector panel at the right border and you can do all customizations without leaving full screen mode.

     

    Regards

    Léonie