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  • Copyright 2009
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-279861-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-279861-7

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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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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