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How to Quickly Change Keynote Custom Themes (In 60 Seconds)

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Your Keynote presentation can take on a variety of themes, and it's easy to change them with just a few clicks. Changing a Keynote theme can be helpful if you're rebranding your presentation or if you just want a different look. Learn how to change a Keynote custom theme in this short video and tutorial.

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Note: In this tutorial we use the Hexon template. You can get more great Keynote presentation templates on Envato Elements, on GraphicRiver or in the article 15+ Best Keynote Presentation Templates (For Mac Users).

How to Change Custom Keynote Themes Quickly

NoteWatch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video.

1. Switch to the Document Tab

I've got a presentation here that I've already developed, and I'm going to change the theme. Let's switch over to the Document tab here to change the theme and click on Change Theme.

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Use the Change Theme button to display the Keynote built-in themes.

The system displays built-in Keynote themes.

2. Choose a Built-in Theme

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Here are some built-in Keynote themes.

You can see the Keynote built-in themes that you could choose from. To change your presentation theme, just choose one of these and confirm it. All of the objects in your presentation will update with custom fonts, color schemes, and more. 

You'll want to make sure that the presentation still appears correctly by checking the slides, but a couple of clicks generally overhauls the entire presentation. You can always return to that same menu and change the theme again if you don't like the look of the theme you selected.

3. Select Premium Custom Keynote Themes 

A better way to use Keynote is to use a premium service like Envato Elements for themes. These are pre-built templates that you can download as part of a flat rate subscription.

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The Hexon theme from Envato Elements.

Finishing Up!

Download any Keynote template from Envato Elements, open it up, and customize it to your liking. These themes are typically more professional and flexible than the themes that are built into Keynote, and there's no shortage of variety and design. 

For a look at some of our best Keynote templates, take a look at this article:

More Envato Tuts+ Keynote Presentation Tutorials

Learn even more in our Keynote tutorials  on Envato Tuts+. We've got an assortment of Keynote material, such as these helpful tutorials:

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