Default [Q] How do I theme Google Keyboard?

I am keen to be themer and was wondering how do I theme a keyboard for a start.

Here, Shaftamle had themed the Google Keyboard in various forms and I thought I would like to attempt to do up some themes too.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2387785

Can any kind soul advise me on how to start? Thanks!!
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