Aperture 3: another Quick Brushes tip

Back in February I wrote an article entitled  Quick Brushes Are Bricks Too in which I described how you could use Aperture 3’s Quick Brushes as adjustment bricks. You do this by selecting Apply To Entire Photo from the brush’s HUD.

What I never realized until now though: this feature takes into account the Strength slider in the HUD.  So if your brush strength is set at 50% it will apply the effect to the entire photo at 50% — as if you had effectively brushed the effect in yourself. Set it to 100% and you get the maximum effect, which of course you can then tweak in the adjustment brick.

Maybe you knew this already. But I sure didn’t and found this out by accident.

One more trick in the book ;)