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News Announces "Aperture Essential Training"
Scott Bourne and Derrick Story Teach the Essentials of Apple's Newest Professional Photo Software
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Ojai, California, July 20, 2006 —, the education company specializing in self-paced digital media and design training, announced today the release of a new video-based CD tutorial, “Aperture 1.1 Essential Training” with Scott Bourne and Derrick Story.

Veteran trainers Bourne and Story taught the world's first public Aperture training class in January, 2006, at IDG's Macworld conference in San Francisco. They have taught live and Web-based audiences how to use the program since its launch.

Apple's Aperture is designed for digital photographers, with the goal of making professional photo processing and manipulation fast and effortless. The Aperture tutorial from highlights these qualities and covers the application's many functions, including downloading selected images, browsing thumbnails, accessing and understanding raw photo details, and enhancing and editing photo contrast, exposure, and color levels. “Aperture Essential Training” focuses on Aperture's assets, from viewing and arranging photos to extracting and understanding an image's metadata. Exercise files accompany the nearly seven hours of training, allowing viewers to follow along and learn at their own pace.

“Apple's Aperture product opens a new world of professional-quality image handling, unlike most of the other consumer-oriented photo editing and manipulation software on the market, due to its focus on the RAW format. There are no better guides than Scott Bourne and Derek Story to train digital photographers in this important new tool, ” said Lynda Weinman, CEO of

The CD version of “Aperture Essential Training” will ship at a retail price of $149.95. The CD will soon be available for purchase at the store. Discounts are available for multi-user environments.

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