# Nice custom beamer theme: how to do something like it?

So I found this totally awesome looking presentation that's made in LaTeX: pyprop.googlecode.com/files/disputas.pdf

I love how there is custom header with university logo. I'd like to do something like that (different university obviously XD), and I would like to find out how to do sth like that.

From what I've read on beamer manual, I only find a way how to put custom background image, but this seems to be modified theme.

And I don't want to send e-mail to the person who did this presentation (it would be totally embarrassing), but I would like to find out how to do sth like that.

Any suggestions, sites with code that does sth like this?

Any help is appreciated ^^

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Wow, every upvoter has favourited (I think). ' –  dimension10 Sep 29 '13 at 3:20
Well it's an interesting question :D And the answer is really great :) –  dingo_d Sep 29 '13 at 15:07
I found another presentation that looks really nice. It's really simple, but the color combination is great :) phys.chuo-u.ac.jp/labs/inami/seminarfile/2012/5Hikida.pdf I'll try to recreate it, if I succeed I'll give the code here :) –  dingo_d Nov 25 '13 at 14:23
I uploaded it here: megafileupload.com/en/file/475744/presentation-rar.html It's not perfect, far from that it needs some heavy adjusting, but for start it's not bad. If anyone wants it, please use it :) –  dingo_d Dec 5 '13 at 17:30

You'll need to create a .sty file and install it like described here: Where to place custom beamer themes

A sweet tutorial about customizing beamer themes: http://www.math.umbc.edu/~rouben/beamer/quickstart-Z-H-8.html#node_sec_8

You can also find examples to modify: http://latex.simon04.net/

This 4 may be a good starting point for customization, check out the files under 'color' directory to change theme: http://staff.science.uva.nl/~faolieho/index.php?fuseaction=var.beamer

The antwerpen theme is nice, and provides examples for using images.

\pgfdeclareimage[height=\textlogoheight]{uTextColor}{logo_UA_tekst_kl}

\ifthenelse{ \boolean{beamer@dark} \OR \boolean{beamer@darktitle} }
% then
{\pgfdeclareimage[width=\paperwidth]{uaBackgroundDark}{uaBackgroundDarkBlue}}
%else
{}

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