Title Slide of Flip Beamer Theme

I just came across the Flip Beamer Theme.

It is a cool theme to use on Beamer presentations, however, I don't understand how one has to customise the title slide of the presentation. The slide title and author name in the sample presentation go very well with the theme, but how do I recreate that?

Do I have to do this in something like photoshop? Or can it be done in XeLaTeX as well?

• In lepp.cornell.edu/~pt267/files/code you find the template that was used to produce that presentation; as long as your system has the fonts used (Gill Sans, Helvetica, augie, and others, possibly), you shoul be used to produce the title page processing the template with XeLaTeX. Aug 25, 2013 at 0:33
• No... He just includes two pdf files which contain the title and his name! he doesnt give any tex files to generate those two...
– ssb
Aug 26, 2013 at 2:08
• What exactly are you trying to "recreate"? In other words, do you want to use this theme, and change the title & author to those of your presentation, or do you want to use the fonts from the sample presentation in the link in a Beamer presentation with another theme? Nov 23, 2013 at 0:00
• I guess I would like to do both. Basically I need the font and variant information for the ligatures.
– ssb
Nov 24, 2013 at 21:38

As already mentioned in the comments, the title page contains several PDF files using different fonts:

• The basic font of the beamer theme is Gill Sans
• The Text reading "This is a sample talk title" is set in Trebuchet MS
• The author's name ("Flip Tanedo") is set in Zapfino
• The logo of Cornell University is set in Palatino

Here is a quick and dirty hack, based on the sources (the pictures are replaced by the text set in the corresponding fonts):

%% BEAMER THEME FLIP 2012: Main tex file for compiling
% \Comment{4 February 2011}
\end{center}
\end{frame}
}

\end{document}


The result looks like this:

As you can see, it is not identical with the original title page. But it leads to an answer to your question: If you have the fonts and you put in some work, the title page can be set with XeLaTeX. No need for photoshop and friends.