Welcome to the official Apple training course for the iLife '06 suite of products: iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb. You don't need to have any special background to get started, other than having a Mac (and perhaps a healthy curiosity about what you can really do with it). Learning iLife really means learning to live digitally; you're not so much learning to use new software as learning how to integrate your Mac comfortably into the niches in your home, school, and work. The iLife tools are only part of the pictureand this book is not so much a training manual as it is a way to show you how to enrich your world by weaving digital audio, photos, and videos into many aspects of your life.
Even if you're a longtime Mac user, delving into these interesting and fun applications may be something you've put off, having chosen instead to focus on other, perhaps higher-level software tools. It's time to take a look at these (deep breath) life-altering products. Instead of teaching you all the geeky details of these hip tools, I'm going to concentrate on how real people really use them. I may even skip entire areas of functionality, all with an eye to having fun, achieving quick success, and forming a foundation of confidence on which you can build.
In the only Apple-certified guide to iLife '06, you will be making miracles with iLife within the first few pages. Using real-life material and practical lessons that you can apply immediately to your own projects, this book/DVD combo offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of iLife '06. Focused lessons take you step-by-step through everything from arranging your iTunes library to creating Hollywood-style movies using motion titles. Fully updated to cover all the new features of iLife '06 including the brand new iWeb application, this book will take you from newbie to producer of your own media content in one day! The book is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification Program, used by schools and training centers worldwide. An easy, accessible style paired with ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts guarantee that readers will make iLife their life in no time.