Gradient Options in PowerPoint 2010
If you want to apply a gradient effect to PowerPoint presentation then you need to choose Format Background and then click on Gradient fill. You can learn more in how to add gradient background to a PPT presentation. In PowerPoint 2010 there were more gradient effects added as preset. Here we will show you a screenshot with the available gradient styles and preset color.
Once you choose a gradient preset you can then customize it (unfortunately there is no an easy way to save the gradient as a new Preset, this will be a desired feature for any company who want to run their own visual guidelines as PowerPoint templates for corporate use). Anyway, after applying a gradient preset as background here we can see how it looks (in this case the Silver gradient style).