Daily Archives: October 29, 2015

A Keynote “How To” for beginner users: designing a slide using a quote to attract attention

Continuing my work on bringing Keynote features to readers, in the video below aimed more at beginners to Keynote, I show how to design a slide for high intensity quotations. This is a meme that’s getting around professional TV shows and their twitter feeds, and for a beginner transiting from Powerpoint, the tutorial highlights some of the basic mechanics of the Keynote user interface. The aim is to produce an engaging slide like the one below which contains a number of elements.

A design meme I'll reproduce in a "how to" in Keynote

A design meme I’ll reproduce in a “how to” in Keynote

Notice the elements:

  1. A large, full screen very sharp image.
  2. A portion of the screen is set to the left, fuzzed.
  3. On which bold sans serif text is laid, the quoatation
  4. The authors’s name in a smaller weight, but leaving the viewer no doubt the connection between author and quote

And now, here’s the video which you can follow to recreate this kind of image on your own slide. At the very end, I’ll demo a more advanced technique for users who have gained experience using move and wipe builds.