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## Tuesday, July 23, 2013

### A Light Colour Theme for Beamer Poster

(Yes it’s been a while. I’ve started working and adapting to the new pace!)

So quite a (long) while ago, I posted my sample beamer poster, while preparing for a conference poster. Now I’ve got another poster to present, and the previous colour schemes just did not go well with the logos. Hence I started tinkering around with the colours, and finally settled on this light, subtle palette:

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The sample poster looks like these (shown together with the existing two other colour themes):

And here’s a thumbnail of the actual poster:

Source code of the sample files (including Beamer themes and colours) can be downloaded here.

1. Thank you for sharing your pallete. Could you explain which colors do you use in non blue blocks of your poster?

2. @Ignasi, sure, here are the extra colour definitions for the greenish and reddish blocks:

\definecolor{k4}{HTML}{21304D}
\definecolor{DirtyGreen}{HTML}{CDDA70}
\definecolor{WinterSkin}{HTML}{EFE4CA}
\definecolor{Smak}{HTML}{790800}

{ % green title background + dark blue title text
\setbeamercolor{block title}{bg=DirtyGreen!40!white,fg=k4}
\begin{block}{...}
...
\end{block}
}

{ % reddish background + text
\setbeamercolor{block title}{fg=Smak,bg=WinterSkin}
\setbeamercolor{block body}{bg=WinterSkin!40!SoSleepy!30}
\begin{block}
...
\end{block}
}

3. ...and I just discovered that I appear much more slimmer in the 3rd thumbnail image above!

1. Only discovering this nice version of the poster now. Thank you for this, Lian Tze! And in spite of looking too macho here: you look gorgeous on all those thumbnails ;-)

2. Awwwww thank you! :D

4. Excelletn blog for computer student thank you lian

5. Can you please post the complete sources of the poster? I like the way authors are aligned, but I can't make it work using the attached styles.

1. Hi Sergei,

You can get the source from http://liantze.penguinattack.org/files/acl13-poster.zip. But you may not be able to compile it properly because of the Chinese and Thai contents. I think what you're looking for, is in the footline template in beamerthemeLLT-poster.sty -- that file contains some personal customised stuff. Hope it helps!

2. Thank you, it did help.