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Let it All Glow.

Vibrant color and classic styling come together with a distinctively contemporary tone. Introducing
Aurora for Keynote. *Version 1.1 now available, including all-new Aurora UV Themes.

KeynotePro / Keynote Themes / Aurora


Illuminate your brightest ideas with Aurora for Keynote - designed to bring vibrant, colorful clarity to every presentation.

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Light it up.
A wash of colors glow from within, supporting text and photos alike with warm, soothing tones beneath a diffusion panel that keeps your information effortlessly at the forefront.

Aurora was built with simplicity and effortless style in mind. With a nod to the photography phenomenon of Bokeh, Aurora features several layers of focal points within it's hand painted backgrounds, creating a vibrant illusion of depth and soft focus on each slide master. Designed to propel text forward and keep each slide visually interesting without descending into clutter, Aurora hits the perfect harmony of inviting colors and diffuse, clean space.

Aurora is stunning on the screen and incredibly vibrant when projected - framing your photography with liquid pools of light that seem to draw the best from each photo and bringing your narrative-driven slides to life without missing a beat, making photography a choice rather than a matter of necessity. Along with the basic text and photo layouts present in any Keynote theme, we have extended the slides to include Compare & Contrast and Citation slides, vibrant Full Spectrum slides that remove the running diffusion panel from the mix, along with Upper and Lower-Field Caption slides that give you the best of both worlds.

The resulting presentations are alluring, fun to present with and remarkably easy on the eyes. The included chart palette cleverly echo the key colors within the background while keeping the contrasts sharp - both with or without the floating diffusion panel. And since Aurora is built with native shapes, it's well-suited for the stunning object-based transitions introduced with iWork '09, including Magic Move, Object Zoom or Perspective.

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Find the Right Balance.
Photo placements maneuver within color and space, with traditional framed, edgier in-line style, or the vibrant Full-Spectrum masters giving you a range of flexible photo-master options. The Aurora 1.1 Update includes the all-new Aurora UV themes, swapping the full-spectrum background of the original for cool, crisp blues that provide a more restrained feel without compromising on style.


The Slides

The Aurora theme includes 26 master slides - a mix of narrative and image-driven styles, including Full Spectrum and Inline slides in the Aurora signature style. The core layouts encompass a full range of general-purpose styles, each making the most of color and space, individually beautiful but even more powerful when used in concert with each other. Photo placements throughout are all single-image driven, a mix of the Inline style full-spread photos and and the more traditional, picture-frame alternates. The accompanying chart fills provide a bright counterpoint and contrast to the surrounding dreamy style without overpowering the slide.

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The Big Picture: Aurora HD.

Aurora HD, available exclusively in the Aurora ProEdition, expands the style into HD format with aspect-optimized widescreen versions of the Platform design, so you can take advantage of the clean simplicity of a an iMac, a Mac-driven Cinema Display or HD Monitor, or a next-generation HD projection system as target presentation platforms without the "dead space" associated with running traditional 4:3 presentations on an HD display.  Whether attached to an HD display or projecting to an HD-equipped room, your presentation will take full advantage of every inch, custom-tailored to intelligently adapt the Aurora aesthetic to the larger footprint of HD.

Aurora playback in Keynote for iPad

Take it on the Run

Can't imagine leaving your favorite portable device out of your work-flow? The Aurora themes are fully compatible with Keynote for iOS(*version 1.7 or higher), so you can transfer your presentation using either Aurora theme to your iPad or iPhone for playback or editing with no updates or special workarounds required. And the Aurora themes are also iOS Quick-Launch enabled,so you can launch a new presentation directly onto your mobile device from your KeynotePro Account to author presentations on the go (internet connection required). Keynote for iPad is a beautiful way to engage your audience in a tactile way, and the Aurora style remains just as stunning at arm's length as it is projected on the big screen.

Supplemental Material

The Aurora Supplemental Materials file includes the Aurora palette, Button Objects for use in interactive presentations, and an infographic technique using translucent hexagons to create a unique sense of perspective. The Supplemental Materials are installed right in your theme directory, ready to reference whenever you're building an Aurora presentation.

Built for Keynote

Only Keynote gives you the power to create such highly-stylized presentations with absolute ease. From the razor-sharp text and professional charting capabilities, to the wide range of native graphic format and alpha-channel support that give you unprecedented flexibility with your imagery, Keynote provides you with all the tools you need to present a vibrant, assertive style with absolute ease. Keynote makes it a snap, and Aurora illuminates it all in a colorful yet balanced style that's sure to illuminate your point and leave your audience wanting more.

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Fun meets Flexible
The built in Aurora charts are easy to read in 2D or 3D, both on or off the diffusion panel. Or make it an even more unique look by using the supplemental file to make an infographic for new perspectives on visual data.

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VR Requirements Requirements.
Aurora requires requires iWork '09 (Keynote 5.x) or higher, and the Gill Sans font face.

All photos shown for demonstration purposes only. iWork, Keynote, Mac, iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and the Apple logo are trademarked properties of Apple Inc.


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Aurora Master Slides


Aurora in Action.


Aurora (1.1)


Compatibility at a Glance:

Keynote '09 Compatible Keynote 6 Compatible Keynote for iOS, Keynote for iCloud  Compatible
Keynote '09 Keynote 6/7 iOS/iCloud


Select Theme Options:

Standard Edition

Standard Edition
Standard Definition (SD) Theme Files


Add HD
High-Definition / Widescreen (HD) Theme Files


Also available for iWork '08:


Standard Edition

Aurora Themes
Standard Definition (SD) themes in both standard and UV styles, Supplemental slides containing Aurora palette, Button Objects for use in interactive presentations, and an Infographic Technique using the signature hexagons, "Getting Started" guide.

10.5 MB Theme Download


Build A Bundle

Add this theme to a Bundle with 2 other KeynotePro themes - a $10 savings.


Pro Edition

Aurora Pro Themes
Standard Definition and Widescreen (SD/HD) themes in both standard and UV styles, Supplemental slides containing Aurora palette, Button Objects for use in interactive presentations, and an Infographic Technique using the signature hexagons, "Getting Started" guide.

14.6 MB Theme Download


Build a Bundle

Add this theme to a Bundle with 2 other KeynotePro Pro Edition themes - over $10 in savings.


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