Mastering Apple iWork Keynote
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Mastering Apple iWork Keynote

Learn to make professionally good looking presentations with Keynote in several easy steps. Full Hands-On experience
4.2 (7 ratings)
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734 students enrolled
Created by Bogdan Stashchuk
Last updated 3/2013
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 64 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Easily create awesome presentations on your Mac
  • Understand basic concepts of Keynote
  • Use different transitions and animations
  • Create and edit master slides
  • Add different text and images effects
  • Create different diagrams and tables
  • Apple Mac with OS X 10.7.4 or later
  • iWork Keynote

Keynote is a great application for creating outstanding presentations on your Mac.

And I will teach you how to make a great presentation with Apple Keynote

*In this course I use Keynote 5.3 version

During this course I will teach you the way to benefit from all Keynote features such as: Master Slides, Slide Transitions, Object Builds, Masking Images, Embedding Video, 2D and 3D charts, Formatting Tables and many others.

You will start from download and installation of Keynote application and finish with knowledge how to create fully featured presentation which you can preview in the introductory video

All lessons include practical start and finish exercises.

Ensure that you will download Exercise Files in Introduction section.

For best learning experience I strongly recommend you

  • Perform the same steps as I will do in my lessons using exercise files
  • Follow my lessons one by one without skipping

If you are new to Keynote or you are experienced user of it, take this course and become an Expert in Keynote in several hours!

Take this iWork Keynote course now and learn how to make a good presentation

Who this course is for:
  • Everybody seeking knowledge on how to create presentations on the Mac with help of Keynote
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 03:58:52
+ Introduction
3 lectures 06:07
In this Introduction video I will show you final presentation. In each lesson you will learn how to create parts of it step by step.
Preview 03:14
I strongly suggest you to perform the same actions as I will do during the course with help of Exercise Files. You can find them in MATERIALS section on the right side of learn desktop. 
Name of Exercise files which you should open at the beginning of each lesson is the same as name of lecture.
Final exercise files are also included and have *FINAL* letters at the end of file name.
Some lessons doesn't have starting exercise files. In this case you should start with creation of new blank Keynote presentation.
Whole set of exercise files and set of media files is included into this lesson. Feel free to download and use it.
Preview 02:53
Final Presentation
25 pages
+ Getting started with Keynote
3 lectures 08:29
How to find Keynote and install on your Mac
Preview 01:39
You will create your first presentation with Keynote in a few clicks
Preview 02:58
Overview of main Keynote interface components: Menu, Toolbar, Format Bar, Left Column and Slide Edit Area
Keynote Interface
+ Slides organization and Themes
3 lectures 17:28
You will learn how to add new slides to your presentation in several different ways, how to copy, cut, duplicate and reorder slides after creation.
Adding and organizing slides
Many beautiful themes are built in Keynote. You can also create your own themes. In this lesson I will show how you can change one theme to another, apply new theme to one slide or to the whole presentation.
Changing Themes
Slide Groups allow you logically organize parts of your slide. You can create groups as well as subgroups. In this lesson I will show you how to create groups, how to expand, collapse them, skip slides or entire groups.
Slide Groups
+ Understanding Master Slides
5 lectures 28:17
All Slides in your presentation must have Master Slides applied to them. They are built in each Theme and predefine layout of Title, Text, Images etc. on the slides. You will learn how to see Master Slides Panel and apply any master slide to your presentation which you wish.
Applying Master Slides
Main components of Master Slides are Title and Body objects. You will learn how to show or hide them on master slides, how to change their layout.
Basic Master Slide Editing
You can create new master slide in the same way as normal slide but can reuse it many times.
Creating New Master Slide
Media Placeholder on master slides can be used if you need to replace any template media file on master slide with any custom file such as Image or Video.
Adding Media Placeholder to Master Slide
Object Placeholder can hold only one object which can't be replaced with another one, but it can hold anything you like - Chart, Table, Image, Video or something else and it always stays in the same place.
Working with Object Placeholder
+ Objects Alignment and Arranging
5 lectures 19:02
Alignment Guides and Rulers greatly simplify objects positioning.
Alignment Guides and Rulers
Guides at object edges can simplify process of object arrangement. With help of Relative Spacing you can be sure that distance between different objects or even pairs of objects is the same.
Guides at Object Edges and Relative Spacing
It's important to know what is Stack of Objects and how move objects in the stack if some objects(images,text) in your presentation are hidden behind other objects.
Stacking Objects
Automatic Objects Alignment and Distribution allows you quickly place objects in needer order.
Automatic Objects Alignment and Distribution
You can group different objects in the group and then perform different actions such as resize, move, rotate with the group as with one objects.
Object Groups
+ Working with Text
3 lectures 21:50
With help of Body Text Objects you can easily insert and edit any text.
Body Text Objects
On each slide you can create as many Free Text Objects as you wish. Body Object on each slide can be only one. But Free Text Objects have some limitations in comparison with Body Objects.
Free Text Objects
Text in Shapes is a good option for presenting readable data in your presentation.
Embedding Text in Shapes
+ Adding and Formatting Shapes
3 lectures 25:02
In a couple of clicks you can easily create different shapes: lines, rectangles, circles, triangles, arrows, starts and polygons.
Creating Simple Shapes
Custom shapes can be easily created and edited with help of Shapes Pen Item.
Adding Custom Shapes
You can add stroke, image fill, shadow, opacity and some other features to any shape.
Formatting Shapes
+ Working with Images and Video
4 lectures 21:24
Mask is a great tool which can be applied to any image. You can apply rectangle mask or mask created from the shape.
Masking Images
With help of Instant Alpha tool you can quickly remove any unneeded parts of the image.
Applying Instant Alpha
Keynote has many useful Image Adjustment tools and you don't need to use any external image editor.
Adjusting Images
Video can be easily added to Keynote presentation. You can adjust start and stop positions, choose playback options - Loop, Loop Back and Forth.
Adding Video
+ Adding Charts and Tables
5 lectures 30:11
We will explore different chart types available in Keynote.
Chart Types
3D Charts can represent your data in a very attractive manner.
Working with 3D Charts
Table in Keynote can be created and edited in a couple of clicks.
Basic Table Editing
Keynote has a plenty of Table editing functions. You even don't need any external table editor for creating custom table layout.
Advanced Table Editing
Any table created and formatted in Numbers can be copied to Keynote without changes of formatting and layout.
Importing Table from Numbers '09
+ Slide Transitions
2 lectures 10:10
Slide Transition effects can greatly improve impact of your presentation on your audience.
Adding Slide Transitions
Magic Move is a great slide transition effect where same object move smoothly from one slide to another.
Exploring Magic Move