Teach Yourself Visually ILife '04
Illustrated throughout with step-by-step color screen shots, this is an unbeatable visual guide to iLife, the suite of free digital media software that comes standard with new Mac computers. None of the iLife programs come with a user's manual, so this book will help readers tap the potential of the four applications in the suite: iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD. This book offers a brief overview of each application and its user interface, then provides step-by-step examples that show readers how to get amazing results with digital photos, music, and videos. It shows how to accomplish many beyond-the-basics tasks, including creating a smart playlist in iTunes, designing a coffee table book in iPhoto, adding special effects to clips in iMovie, and adding menus to movies in iDVD.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 200.66 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 997.9g
- 21 May 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
Table of contents
GETTING STARTED WITH ILIFE. 1) Getting Started with iLife. Introducing the iLife Programs. Understanding iTunes. Understanding iPhoto. Understanding iMovie. Understanding iDVD. Understanding GarageBand. Explore the Macintosh Dock. Start and Quit an iLife Application. Explore the Finder. Open and Save Files. WORKING WITH ITUNES. 2) iTunes Basics. Set Up iTunes. Play a CD. Rip a Music CD. Search the Music Library. Browse the Music Library. Remove a Song from the Music Library. Rate a Song. Play Internet Radio. Add an Internet Radio Station. Share Music over a Network. 3) Creating Playlists and Burning Disks with iTunes. Create a Playlist. Rearrange a Playlist. Burn a Standard Audio CD. Burn an MP3 CD. Burn an Archive CD or DVD. Create a Simple Smart Playlist. Create an Advanced Smart Playlist. 4) Using the iTunes Music Store. Sign Into and Out of the iTunes Music Store. Search the iTunes Music Store. Purchase Music with 1--Click Shopping. Purchase Music with the Shopping Cart. Deauthorize a Computer to Play Purchased Music. 5) Using Advanced iTunes Features. Using the Equalizer. View and Add Album Artwork. Change the Import Format. Convert a Song's Format. Set a Song's Tag Information. Change an Album's Tag Information. Adjust a Song's Start and End Times. Using the Visualizer. Update Songs on an iPod. Copy Songs to and Delete Songs from an iPod. WORKING WITH IPHOTO. 6) iPhoto Basics. Set Up iPhoto. Import Images from a Camera. Import Images from a Card Reader. Import Images from Files. Organize the iPhoto Library by Film Roll. Set Photo Titles and Descriptions. Assign Keywords to Photos. Organize the iPhoto Library by Date, Title, or Rating. View Photo Information. Rotate a Photo. Delete Photos from the iPhoto Library. Create an Album. Organize an Album. Share Photos on a Network. Create a Smart Album. 7) Editing Photos with iPhoto. Adjust the Edit View. Select and Crop a Photo. Enhance a Photo's Color. Change a Photo to Black and White, or Sepia. Eliminate Red Eye. Retouch a Photo. Adjust Brightness and Contrast. Using a Separate iPhoto Editing Window. Customize a Separate iPhoto Editing Window. Using a Separate Picture Editing Program in iPhoto. 8) Using Photos with iPhoto. E--mail a Photo. Print a Photo. Create a Slideshow. Save a Slideshow as a QuickTime Movie. Make a Slideshow DVD. Set Up an iPhoto Account with Apple. Order Prints from Apple. Make a Photo Book. Arrange a Photo Book's Pages. Add and Change a Photo Book's Captions. Preview and Order a Photo Book. Create a .Mac Web Page. Export Web Pages. Publish a Slideshow on .Mac. Using a Photo as a Desktop Picture. Export Photos to a Hard Disk. Create a CD or DVD Archive. Using an Archive CD or DVD. WORKING WITH IMOVIE. 9) iMovie Basics. Set Up iMovie. Connect a Digital Camcorder. Import Video from a Digital Camcorder. Import Video Clips from Disk. Insert and Arrange Clips in a Movie. Make a Clip from a Still Image. Create a Still Frame from a Clip. Create a Clip from an iPhoto Picture. Adjust the Ken Burns Effect. 10) Editing with iMovie. Crop a Clip. Split a Clip. Using the Trash. Apply a Transition to a Single Clip. Apply a Transition Between Two Clips. Apply a Visual Effect to a Clip. Modify a Visual Effect. Add Single Titles. Add Multiple Titles. Add Subtitles. Adjust Title Animation. Modify Title Font and Color. 11) Using Advanced iMovie Features. Work with the Timeline. Separate Audio from Video. Adjust Audio Volume. Add iTunes Audio to a Movie. Add iMovie Sound Effects. Record Narration. Record from iSight. Change a Clip's Speed. Reverse a Clip's Direction. Paste Over at Playhead. Add Chapters for iDVD. Export to Camera. Share a Movie. WORKING WITH IDVD. 12) iDVD Basics. Set Up iDVD. Select a Picture Theme. Change a Theme's Audio. Select a Motion Theme. Change a Motion Theme Movie. Select a Drop Zone Theme. Add Media to a Drop Zone Theme. Save a Modified Theme as a Favorite. 13) Creating DVD Menus with iDVD. Change a Menu Title's Format. Create a Movie Menu Button. Change a Menu Button's Shape. Change a Menu Button's Text Format. Add a Custom Button Image or Movie. Arrange Menu Buttons. Change a Motion Menu Button's Start Frame. Change the Motion Menu Buttons' Duration. Create a Submenu. Create a Scene Submenu from iMovie. Using the Map. 14) Using Advanced iDVD Features. Create and Add Photos to a Slideshow. Arrange Pictures in a Slideshow. Change a Slideshow's Duration. Change a Slideshow Button's Image. Add Audio to a Slideshow. Check an iDVD Project's Status. Check the TV Safe Area. Preview a DVD. Add Data Files to a DVD. Burn a DVD. WORKING WITH GARAGEBAND. 15) GarageBand Basics. Set Up GarageBand. Create a Software Instrument Track. Create a Real Instrument Track. Browse Loops. Add a Loop. Edit a Software Loop. 16) Make Music with GarageBand. Using the On--screen Keyboard. Record a Software Loop. Edit a Software Loop's Notes. Adjust Track Volume. Change a Software Instrument Track's Settings. Record a Real Instrument. Edit a Real Instrument Loop. Change a Real Instrument Track's Settings. Export a Song to iTunes.
About Michael E. Cohen
Michael E. Cohen has been straddling the Great Divide between the humanities and the sciences for almost thirty years. He is a pioneer developer of instructional writing software and electronic books, a co--founder of a major university's humanities computing center, and a three--time contributing editor to the Macintosh Bible. He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife, Lisa, and a closet full of delightfully obsolete computers and peripherals. Dennis R. Cohen is the author, or co--author of, the iLife Bible, Mac Digital Photography, and a half--dozen other titles, as well as a contributor to, or the technical editor of, a wide variety of other Macintosh and cross--platform books. As a software developer of over 20 years, and a Mac developer since Mac's release in 1984, Dennis has vast experience not only with the Mac, but also with other platforms, including Unix. He lives in Sunnyvale, CA, with his Boston Terrier, Spenser.