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Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Learn about different fill types for shapes in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. We explore solid fills, pictures, gradients, textures, patterns, and more.

When a shape is inserted within PowerPoint slide, you will discover that it is filled with a solid color by default. Insert more shapes, and each of them have the same fill.

You can change this particular fill color of the shape or even add another fill type altogether such as a gradient, pattern, texture, or picture. In this series of tutorials, we show you how you can do this in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.

We already have a series on using fills for shapes in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows and earlier. This new series looks at similar options for users of PowerPoint 2010 for Windows:



  1. Add Solid Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010
  2. Add Picture Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010
  3. Add Gradient Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010
  4. More Gradients in PowerPoint 2010
  5. Gradient Stops in PowerPoint 2010
  6. Add Textures Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010
  7. Tiling Options in PowerPoint 2010
  8. Add Pattern Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010
  9. Add Slide Background Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010
  10. No Fill in PowerPoint 2010

Most of the above tutorials include online presentations that show you samples of the fills.


See Also:

Fills for Shapes: Fills for Shapes (Glossary Page)

Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac
Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2003 and 2002 for Windows