As a total workflow solution for photography, Photoshop can be found wanting. That’s why we have Lightroom and Aperture. They both promise a workflow solution from camera to print.

We really appreciate the non-linear workflow of Aperture and how it integrates with Facebook, Flickr, iPads and the whole Apple eco-system. But Aperture has been maligned by those who mistakenly believe it doesn’t have the power, or savoir faire, to be used as a professional photo editor.

This tutorial jumps in at the point where Aperture’s masking and layering capabilities can be illustrated. We’ve used a passport-style shot, as portraits usually require subtle processing.

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