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See it done. do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy iLife ‘09 teaches you the fundamentals of working with the iLife suite, including iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, and more. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to master iLife ‘09 with ease. No need to feel intimidated, we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

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Overview

See it done. do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy iLife ‘09 teaches you the fundamentals of working with the iLife suite, including iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, and more. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to master iLife ‘09 with ease. No need to feel intimidated, we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

Learn how to…

• Get started with iLife 09, including protecting your priceless iLife content

• Add photos to your iPhoto library, improve them, and keep them organized

• Share your photos online at sites like Facebook and Flickr and use them in other exciting and creative projects

• Build amazing iMovie projects with video, audio, and special effects

• Put your movies on the Web with MobileMe, YouTube, or on an iPhone/iPod

• Create and publish sophisticated websites

• Put your iLife content on professional looking and sounding DVDs

• Create and mix your own music

Easy steps guide you through each task.

Items you select or click are shown in bold.

Each step is fully illustrated.

Category: Apple

Covers: iLife ‘09

User Level: Beginner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132713689
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/20/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being anything whose name starts with i, such as iLife, iPhone, and iPod. In addition to Easy iLife ‘09, Brad has written more than 30 books, including My iPhone, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to iPod and iTunes, Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard, Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro Portable Genius. Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software-development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

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Introduction

The iLife suite might be one of the best things about having a Mac. It’s called a suite because it includes the following applications:


  • iPhoto
  • iMovie
  • iWeb
  • iDVD
  • GarageBand

Each of these applications empowers you to do amazing and creative things with digital photos, movies, and sound, and then you can publish what you create online and on DVD.

The iLife applications are great for several reasons. First, they are powerful and feature packed so that you have amazing toolkits available to you with almost no limits to what you can do. Second, they are well designed so that you can focus on your projects rather than the software. Third, they are designed to work together so that you can use the content in each application for projects in the other applications easily. For example, you can use photos in iPhoto or in iMovie projects or publish them in iWeb with just a couple of mouse clicks.

This book is designed to make your entry to the iLife, well, easy. (It’s not hard to figure where we got the book’s title, is it?) This book is designed to be as visually appealing and intuitive as the iLife software itself. As you flip through its pages, you will see lots of graphics and just a little text to guide you on your way. You will accomplish the tasks with a minimum of reading; steps are linked to the graphics to make it easy to follow along.

The book is organized into groups for each application. Within the groups, the chapters start at the beginning for that application and move toward the “end” in the same way you do projects. You can jump to any application’s first chapter and getgoing without reading the chapters that came before (for example, move to Chapter 7 to get going with iMovie). You should definitely read Chapter 1 to get started because that chapter includes topics that apply to all the applications.

The best way to learn how to be creative with iLife is to use its applications to create your own projects. The steps in this book will get you going and help you combine your content and creativity with the amazing iLife tools with great results. So, grab your Mac, open this book where you want to start, and enjoy!

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preparing iLife 09..........................................2

Installing iLife 09.........................................................4

Updating iLife Applications........................................5

Obtaining and Configuring a MobileMe Account......6

Backing Up Your iLife Content...................................8

Restoring Your iPhoto Photos................................... 10

Restoring Other iLife Content.................................. 11

Chapter 2 Getting Started with iPhoto................ 12

Preparing iPhoto for Imports.................................... 14

Importing Photos into the Photo Library................ 15

Viewing Photos........................................................... 16

Viewing Photos in Events.......................................... 18

Identifying Faces in Photos...................................... 20

Viewing Photos by Faces...........................................23

Associating Photos with Known Places....................24

Associating Photos with New Places........................26

Viewing Photos by Places Using the Map.................28

Viewing Photos by Places Using the List..................29

Viewing Photos in Slideshows.................................. 30

Viewing Photo Information.......................................32

Chapter 3 Organizing and Searching an iPhoto Photo Library.............................. 34

Changing a Photo’s Tags Using the Info Dialog Box...................................................................36

Changing a Photo’s Tags Using the Info Pane..........37

Changing Tags for Multiple Photos Simultaneously...........................................................38

Configuring Keywords for Photos........................... 40

Applying Keywords to Photos...................................42

Searching for Photos by Basic Information.............43

Searching for Photos by Keywords.......................... 44

Searching for Photos by Date...................................45

Searching for Photos by Rating.................................46

Viewing an Event’s Information................................47

Tagging an Event........................................................ 48

Merging Events...........................................................49

Splitting Events......................................................... 50

Creating Events.......................................................... 51

Moving Photos Between Events...............................52

Organizing Albums and Projects in Folders.............53

Creating and Adding Photos to Standard Photo Albums........................................................................54

Creating Smart Photo Albums..................................56

Chapter 4 Improving Photos in iPhoto................. 58

Editing Photos........................................................... 60

Rotating Photos..........................................................62

Applying Effects to Photos.......................................63

Cropping Photos........................................................64

Straightening Photos.................................................66

Enhancing Photos.......................................................67

Removing Red-eye......................................................68

Retouching Photos.....................................................70

Adjusting Photos........................................................ 72

Chapter 5 Sharing Photos with iPhoto.................74

Printing Photos........................................................... 76

Ordering Prints of Photos.........................................78

Emailing Photos......................................................... 80

Publishing Photos to a MobileMe Gallery................82

Publishing Photos to an iWeb Web Site.................. 84

Sharing Photos on Facebook.....................................86

Sharing Your Photos on a Local Network................ 88

Accessing Photos Shared with You on a Local Network............................................................89

Burning Photos to Disc............................................. 90

Chapter 6 Creating Projects in iPhoto................ 92

Creating Slideshows...................................................94

Creating Calendars....................................................98

Creating Greeting Cards........................................ 100

Building Photo Books............................................... 102

Previewing, Editing, and Ordering Projects..........106

Chapter 7 Getting Started with iMovie.............. 108

Adding Video to the Event Library..........................110

Previewing Clips in the Event Library..................... 112

Organizing the Event Library................................... 114

Renaming Events....................................................... 115

Splitting Events......................................................... 116

Merging Events.......................................................... 117

Starting a New iMovie Project................................. 118

Working in the Project Library................................ 119

Chapter 8 Building a Movie’s Video Track.......... 120

Adding Video Clips to a Project...............................122

Trimming Video Clips in a Project.......................... 124

Cropping Video Clips in a Project...........................125

Adjusting the Video Quality of Clips in a Project................................................................ 126

Applying Special Effects to a Video Clip................127

Adding iPhoto Photos to a Project......................... 128

Adding Transitions Between Video Clips in a Project................................................................130

Adding and Editing Titles.........................................132

Editing Clips with the Precision Editor.................. 134

Chapter 9 Building a Movie’s Soundtrack..........136

Adjusting Native Audio for Video Clipsin a Project................................................................ 138

Adding Sound Effects to a Project.........................140

Adding iTunes Audio to a Project........................... 142

Trimming an Audio Track......................................... 144

Mixing a Project’s Soundtrack................................ 145

Chapter 10 Sharing Movies with iMovie................ 146

Putting a Movie on DVD.......................................... 148

Publishing a Project to the Web Using

MobileMe.................................................................. 149

Putting a Project onto an iPhone or iPod.............. 150

Publishing a Project to the Web Using iWeb.......... 151

Publishing a Project to the Web Using YouTube....152

Chapter 11 Getting Started with iWeb...................154

Creating a Web Site................................................. 156

Configuring a Web Site.............................................157

Adding Pages to a Web Site.................................... 158

Adding Text Content................................................160

Formatting Text on a Web Page...............................162

Replacing Template Graphics with Drag and Drop................................................................... 164

Replacing Template Graphics Using the Media Browser.......................................................... 165

Formatting Graphics................................................ 166

Replacing and Formatting Pictures on the Photos Template...................................................... 168

Configuring Slideshow and Download Options for Photos................................................................. 170

Adding and Formatting Albums on the My Albums Template.......................................................172

Chapter 12 Building Up a Web Site............................. 174

Adding Text to Web Pages........................................176

Adding Shapes to Web Pages...................................177

Adding Web Widgets to Web Pages........................178

Adding Movies to Web Pages...................................179

Adding Hyperlinks to Pages on Your Web Site......180

Adding Hyperlinks to Other Web Sites.................. 182

Configuring a Web Page.......................................... 184

Adding More Sites to a Web Site............................ 186

Removing Content from a Web Site....................... 187

Chapter 13 Publishing and Maintaining an iWeb Web Site...............................................188

Publishing Web Sites Using MobileMe...................190

Testing Web Sites...................................................... 191

Maintaining and Updating Web Sites..................... 192

Setting a Default Web Site...................................... 193

Using Your Own Web Site Address with MobileMe.................................................................. 194

Chapter 14 Creating DVD s with iDVD ........................196

Creating a New iDVD Project................................. 198

Adding Movies to a DVD Project...........................200

Adding Slideshows to a DVD Project..................... 202

Designing Menus..................................................... 204

Configuring Drop Zones on a Menu....................... 206

Configuring Menus.................................................. 208

Adding Menus to a DVD........................................... 210

Mapping a DVD.......................................................... 211

Previewing a DVD......................................................212

Burning a DVD.......................................................... 213

Chapter 15 Creating a Simple Soundtrack in GarageBand.................................................214

Creating a New Project with Magic GarageBand.............................................................. 216

Saving and Naming a Project................................... 219

Selecting a Track’s Instrument............................... 220

Playing an Instrument with the Keyboard..............221

Playing an Instrument with Musical Typing............ 222

Recording a Music Track While You Play an Instrument...........................................................224

Adding a Loop to a Project......................................226

Mixing Audio Tracks.................................................228

Using GarageBand Music in iLife Projects.............229

TOC, 9780789739759, 3/13/09

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