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The Fabulous Aperture 3 Curves Tool

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January 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

I don’t talk about messing about in post much. Probably because I despise it so much. Truth is that’s one of the things I really miss from the days when we all shot film. Ubiquitous, cheap, out-sourced post processing. Well that and I’ve spent far too much time in photoshop than I would wish in two lifetimes. Every once in a blue moon when I actually am going to print something, or when I do the occasional job here or there, I do actually futz around a bit on my own images. Oh yea - and I mess with other photographer’s images a lot too. Almost forgot about that. Here and there I’ve mentioned how wonderful I think the Aperture 3 curves tool is but never really mentioned why.

Read the rest on my site at photo.rwboyer.com, and don’t miss the follow-up here. I’ll likely be posting another follow-up soon as well.

Tags:
curves
Level:
Intermediate
Author:
Robert Boyer
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Funny how this photo is used in an article about the curves tool!

You cannot explain curves using an image with no curves can you?

 

RB

haha… true!

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That was indeed a very nice tutorial. I was hoping to see more advanced discussions on Aperture tools. I bounce back and forth between using Camera Raw and Aperture more than I would like. Aperture has some of these lesser known techniques that match Camera Raw quite well. But unfortunately they are hard to find.  

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