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Professional Presentations with Apple Keynote

Skill Level

$325 • one day (6 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

Not currently scheduled. Note that we regularly add more classes to our schedule. Custom training and consulting are available, too. Contact us for rates and information.

Class Description

The next section of this class will be May 8. It will post on the calendar on February 1. Contact us if you would like to be notified when the class is posted.

Learn Apple Keynote’s easy-to-use tools and master the mechanics to achieve the look you have in mind for your presentations. Whether you’re a beginner or have been using Keynote for awhile, Erica will show you the features you’ll need to produce compelling visual presentations on your Mac.

This one-day class will cover working with templates, adding movement with animations and builds, moving a presentation along with transitions, styling type, and working with images…all to bring the visual elements of your story to life!

Your Instructor

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for an unbelievable 30 years! She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular presence at CreativePro Week, PePcon, The InDesign Conference, ebookcraft Canada, and Norway’s Making Design. When she isn’t staring at her computer, she can be found exploring her new homebase of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest.

who should take this class?

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)


Working with Themes
  • Understanding the Theme Chooser
  • What’s in a theme
  • inspector panel
  • customizing toolbar
  • setting preferences
Working with Slides
  • slide viewer
  • inserting, skipping, and deleting slides
  • viewing and changing master slides
  • adding text
  • text properties
  • text placeholders

    Images and Objects
    • placing images
    • using media placeholders
    • metrics inspector
    • sizing images
    • image adjustments
    • color palettes
    • creating colors and using existing colors
    • using the eyedropper/color picker
    • color opacity slider
    • creating and enhancing shapes
    • using masks
    • masking with shapes
    • using existing styles from template
    • creating new styles
    • copy/paste styles between objects
    Practice What You’ve Learned

      SEGMENT 3

      • frames library
      • instant alpha
      • drop shadows, cast shadows
      • rotation
      • opacity
      • effects for in and out builds
      • preview builds on the page
      • timing of builds
      • creating animations
      • animation timing options
      • show effects and preview
      • using the Magic Move transition
      • SEGMENT 4

        Style and Design Best Practices
        • things to consider when designing a presentation
        • balancing the visuals with the speaker’s talk track
        Customizing and Reusing
        • making changes to masters
        • creating image placeholders
        • setting default behaviors
        • saving and deleting custom themes
        • PPTX
        • PDF
        • JPEGs
        • Quicktime
        • Images
        • HTML
        • Keynote ‘09
        Practice What You’ve Learned

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