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Keynote

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!

  • 6 Hours
  • Mac only
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$325 Discounts Policies

NYC or Live Online

Not currently scheduled.

What You’ll Learn

  • Create custom themes, including colors and text formatting
  • Import media and work with images
  • Add shapes, gradients, and tables
  • Customize animations
  • Learn how to share your work
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Keynote Class Syllabus

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Master Slides

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Section 2
Working with Shapes

Topics

  • 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

Topics

  • Creating an Advanced Gradient
  • Creating and Aligning Grouped Shapes
Tables

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • 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

Learn to Create Keynote Presentations

This hands-on course will teach you the essentials of Keynote. A professional instructor will guide you through tips and tricks to customize your presentations. You’ll learn these skills through step-by-step exercises in a small class.

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Register for Keynote

$325 Discounts Policies

NYC or Live Online

Not currently scheduled.