updated 09:45 am EST, Tue March 29, 2005
Candy 2 theme
KeynoteUser.com has released , a new version of its popular theme for Keynote. Candy 2 is built specifically for Keynote and takes advantage of some of the new tools in the upgraded application: new to the package is Candy Blue, a companion theme based on a gradient blue background that matches the Candy feel. "Several of our users mentioned to us that they love the extras in Candy, but didn't always want the striped look for their presentations, so we created Candy Blue as an alternative to the standard striped Candy theme." Cand 2 is available for $27 or as a $10 upgrade for current Candy owners.
Also included are over 100 slides of extras, including Mac OS X elements
(e.g., windows, panels and drawers), large "capsules" that can be
resized and used on your slides, over 50 unique shapes that can be
modified inside Keynote (size, fill and stroke), pulsing capsule
buttons, several animated objects and even a 10 minute break timer you
can use in your presentations.
According to the designer, the company also overhauled the custom photo cutout system and renamed it Candy Machine. It is now in the form of a theme full of
"Blank" slides that are made to hold custom cutout strips called Candy
Machine Parts. This system allows you to create totally custom photo
cutout slides in both the Candy and Candy Blue styles.