How to Quickly Customize Animated Keynote Templates. (In 60 Seconds)

Animations in Keynote are easy to apply and change, and it’s easy to customize template that already have animations built into them in Keynote. I frequently grab custom themes from ThemeKeeper Elements, which is an all-you-can-download subscription that includes tons of elements for creatives, including Keynote themes with animation. I’ll show you how to customize animations in Keynote in this tutorial.

How to Quickly Customize Animated Keynote Templates. (In 60 Seconds)

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How to Quickly Customize Animated Keynote Templates. (In 60 Seconds)

Note: In this tutorial we use the Anim8 templateYou can find more great Keynote presentation templates on ThemeKeeper Elements, on GraphicRiver or in the article: 15+ Best Keynote Presentation Templates (For Mac Users).

How to Customize Animated Keynote Templates

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video.

1. Open Your Animated Keynote Template

Let’s customize an animation in the Anim8 template, which really has an impressive set of animations built into it.

How to Quickly Customize Animated Keynote Templates. (In 60 Seconds)

Now that I’ve got it downloaded and opened up in Keynote, let’s look at how to customize it.

2. Open the Transitions Panel

On this slide, as I play the preview, you’ll notice that the names come in on the slide in stages. But I’d rather them all animate on at the same time for simplicity.You control Keynote animations by clicking on Animate, and then clicking on Build Order.

How to Quickly Customize Animated Keynote Templates. (In 60 Seconds)

No matter what you want to change, this Build Order menu is where you can control it.

3. Resequence Animations

Drag and resequence or change the animations on this panel. For this example, let’s Shift + Click to select them all, then change this to With Previous Build to animate them all together at the same time.

How to Quickly Customize Animated Keynote Templates. (In 60 Seconds)

Finishing Up!

Let’s also change the Delay time to 0 here so that there’s no lag.

How to Quickly Customize Animated Keynote Templates. (In 60 Seconds)

Now let’s click Preview and you can see they all animate in together.

Customizing your Keynote animations is quick and easy to do, when you know how.

More ThemeKeeper Tuts+ Keynote Tutorials

Learn more in our Keynote Tutorials on ThemeKeeper Tuts+. We’ve got an assortment of PowerPoint material, such as these tutorials on controlling your PPT presentation animations:

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