Tap the true potential of Keynote '09 with Fuse*: designed from the ground up to bring your content to life with bold, vibrant style - even when it's standing perfectly still.
Kinetic Themes 101.
Fuse* Kinetic themes embed build-in and build-out settings for slide-level objects right in the Master Slide. Just select a Master, add your Copy or Photos, and click Play to watch your presentation come to life with a vibrant motion-graphics feel.
Fuse* is unlike any Keynote theme you've ever used before. We began with a structured, layer-driven framework - vibrant color infusing translucent panels from beneath, balanced against high-visibility focal accents - all set into a striking side-dominant arrangement that only hints at the potential energy hidden underneath.
The bold Fuse* AC was soon joined by the understated order of Fuse* DC - a subtle but equally powerful alternative Fuse* framework that takes a "less is more" approach toward core coloration and accent dominance. Both frame a range of traditional content, photo and narrative-driven slide masters - with eye-catching charts, tables, and layouts throughout. But these Static forms only tell part of the Fuse* story. To learn more, we'll need to push things around a bit and unleash a little Kinetic energy.
Introducing Kinetic Theming.
Fuse* truly comes to life in the Fuse* Kinetic themes. Kinetic themes embed Build-In and Build-Out settings for slide-level objects right into the Master Slide - producing a jaw-dropping, motion-graphics inspired feel with little more than a point + click. On every Kinetic Master, the Fuse* layouts emerge in choreographed motion, building the principal elements in piece by piece in an arranged, ordered flow. Each object on the master is set to exit the stage as smoothly as they came in, clearing the stage for the next entrance. Select a Kinetic Master, add your copy or supporting photography, and press Play to watch it all happen - it's really that simple. Want to get your charts or tables in on the action? We've included a tutorial in the Supplemental file that walks you through the basics of integrating your own builds into the Fuse* Kinetic framework that will make quick work of expanding your cast.
Layered to the Core.
Fuse* is layered to the core, so you can push your photos behind the step-transparency layers to make them part of the integrated whole with a few simple clicks. The Caption Overlay slides frame focused, narrative-driven copyspace within supporting imagery.
The Fuse* themes include 31 master slides - a mix of traditional content and photo-driven styles, along with narrative-oriented additions like the Overlay Caption styles and mirrored Reverse masters for key layouts. The core layouts balance both the bright AC and understated DC palettes against a layer-driven, semiopaque shape architecture and framing elements that naturally push your content to center-stage. Photo placements are all single-image oriented and designed for integration with the step-down translucent framing to provide a completely integrated look and feel with only a few clicks. The accompanying chart fills - a clustered range of soft translucent 2D and 3D fills in AC, with an understated solid and translucent mix in DC - provide a sharp contrast against the surrounding style without overpowering the slide.
The Big Picture: Fuse* HD.
Fuse* HD, available exclusively in the Fuse* Pro and Pro+Mobile Editions, expands the style into HD format with aspect-optimized 16:9 and 16:10 versions of the Fuse* design, so you can take advantage of the clean simplicity of the iMac, a MacPro-driven Cinema Display, 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. Even run full screen on your new MacBook Pro to take full advantage of every inch of the remarkable display.
Take it on the Run.
Fuse* goes mobile with the Fuse* EP Edition themes, included in the Fuse* Pro+Mobile Edition, built to take the Fuse* style to the iPhone/iPod Touch or classic-format video-capable iPod in a format optimized for small-screen viewing. Our EP Edition Themes, short for Elevator Pitch, recreate their full-scale KeynotePro Theme namesakes with optimizations for increased readability and clarity on the iPhone and iPod Video screen, as well as Title Safe adjustments allowing you to use your EP presentations with the iPod Composite or iPod Component AV Cables and a television or projector without losing any of your important details.
For presenters on the go, you can be sure you'll get your point across even if you don't have the time or space to set up your notebook for the full-bore presentation: as long as you've got your iPhone, iPod Touch or video-capable iPod in hand, you're never without your pitch when the moment comes.
Fuse* EP Edition for classic-format video iPods includes 31 complete Master Slides: a wide range of text and photo-oriented designs cross-optimized for iPod and television display. Fuse* EP Edition for iPhone/iPod Touch includes the complete 31 Master Slide base of the HD themes, optimized for viewing on the iPhone or iPod Touch's larger, HD-leaning display.
The Fuse* Supplemental Materials file includes the Fuse* AC+DC color palettes, button objects for interactive presentations, as well as a multi-slide tutorial on integrating your own object Build In and Build Out settings into Kinetic slides so you can extend on the Kinetic baseline in perfect harmony with the existing choreography. The Supplemental Materials are installed in your theme directory, ready to reference whenever you need to add a personal touch.
Built for Keynote '09
Fuse* pushes the limits of everything you've come to expect from Keynote '09. From the razor-sharp text and professional charting capabilities, to the wide range of native graphic format and alpha-channel support that gives you unprecedented flexibility with your imagery and movies, Keynote provides you with all the tools you need to present a dynamic, motion-driven style with absolute ease. Add the click-to-motion ease of a Fuse* Kinetic Theme and tap the true potential of cinematic presentations at your fingertips. Keynote makes it a snap, and Fuse* wraps it with a bold, vibrant style - even when it's standing perfectly still.
A study in tonal contrast.
The Fuse* AC 2D and 3D charts explore a clustered range of soft accents with translucent fills. The Fuse* DC themes diverge, with 2D charts adopting a crisp, non-translucent fill, while the 3D charts employ the eye-catching translucent approach of the AC charts.
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