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Make Gorgeous Presentations

Keynote is Apple’s powerful answer to PowerPoint. A gorgeous look, straight-forward design, and a variety of ways to show your presentation makes Keynote a versatile tool. Whether giving your presentation to a large audience or uploading it to the web, Keynote lets you get your message across.

Keynote can be simple enough to let you breeze through creating a presentation, or powerful enough to amaze friends, family and co-workers with sharp, modern, and detailed design.

This course takes you through the complete basics of Keynote, including making a presentation, creating themes, customizing animations, importing media, sharing your work, and more!

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Price: $325 Click for Discounts

  • 6 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac ONLY
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!


To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Master Slides


  • Choosing Themes
  • The Keynote Workspace
  • Setting Backgrounds
  • Adding Images and Shapes
  • Resizing Images, Shapes, and Text Boxes
Master Slides: Part Two


  • Setting Theme Colors
  • Formatting Text & Bullets
  • Duplicating Master Slides
  • Adding Text Shadow
Formatting Pasted Text


  • Moving Content Between Presentations
  • Using Master Slides
  • Using Find & Replace to Fix Spelling Errors
Creating Custom Slide Layouts


  • Quote Layout
  • 3-Column Layout
  • Aligning Objects
  • Formatting Lines
Working with Images


  • Inserting Images
  • Using a Mask to Crop Images
  • Working with Object Placeholder
  • Working with Media Placeholders

Section 2
Working with Shapes


  • Adding Guides
  • Creating a Default Shape
  • Working with Squares, Lines and Circles
  • Grouping Shapes
  • Using Guides to Position Objects
  • Using Highlights to Indicate Upcoming Sections
Applying Gradients


  • Creating an Advanced Gradient
  • Creating and Aligning Grouped Shapes


  • Selecting Table Cells
  • Adding Rows and Columns
  • Adding Color to Table Rows
  • Styling the Cell Borders
Maps with Placemarks


  • Adjusting Images within Keynote
  • Creating and Positioning Placemarks
  • Flipping Objects
3D Line Charts


  • Resizing a 3D Chart
  • Formatting Charts
  • Chart Inspector: The Axis Tab
  • Chart Inspector: The Series Tab
3D Pie Charts


  • Inputting Data in the Chart Data Editor
  • Changing the Colors in a Pie Chart
  • Styling and Positioning a 3D Pie Chart
  • Creating a Custom Legend

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.

Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.

We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.

Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.