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In Beamer, I used the theme Ann Arbor. I want to achieve this type of gradient color on my title frame.

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It seems that I have trouble changing the frame title background to a gradient color. I would like this part (encircled in red, with an arrow) to be changed to a cyan color going to black. [Please ignore the encircled block]. How do I do this? Thank you.

\documentclass[pdf]{beamer}
\mode<presentation>{\usetheme{AnnArbor}}
\usecolortheme{whale}
\setbeamercolor{section in toc}{fg=red}
%%%

\setbeamercolor{structure}{fg=cyan!80!black}
\setbeamercolor*{block title example}{fg=blue!50,bg= blue!10}
\setbeamercolor*{block body example}{fg= red,bg= blue!5}
\usefonttheme{structuresmallcapsserif}

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number]{} 

\setbeamercolor{headline}{fg=blue!90!black,bg=cyan!90!black}
\setbeamercolor{palette primary}{fg=white,bg=cyan!90!black}
\setbeamercolor{palette secondary}{fg=white,bg=cyan!90!black}
\setbeamercolor{palette tertiary}{fg=white,bg=black}
\setbeamercolor{frametitle}{fg=white,bg=cyan!50!black}
%%%%


\title{Some Random Stuff}
\subtitle{First time to code xD}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
    \titlepage
\end{frame}



\begin{frame}{Testing}
\frametitle{Test}
Blah blah\\


\begin{block}{A block}
    Some text
\end{block}

\end{frame}

\end{document}

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1 Answer 1

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The code for the shaded frametitle is borrowed from beamerouterthemeshadow.sty. You can adjust the colour in the lines \colorlet{titleleft}{cyan} \colorlet{titleright}{black}

\documentclass{beamer}

\mode<presentation>{\usetheme{AnnArbor}}
\usecolortheme{whale}

\setbeamercolor{frametitle}{parent=subsection in head/foot}
\setbeamercolor{frametitle right}{parent=section in head/foot}

\makeatletter
\pgfdeclarehorizontalshading[frametitle.bg,frametitle right.bg]{beamer@frametitleshade}{\paperheight}{%
    color(0pt)=(frametitle.bg);
    color(\paperwidth)=(frametitle right.bg)}

\AtBeginDocument{
    \pgfdeclareverticalshading{beamer@topshade}{\paperwidth}{%
        color(0pt)=(bg);
        color(4pt)=(black!50!bg)}
}

\addtobeamertemplate{headline}
{}
{%
    \vskip-0.2pt
    \pgfuseshading{beamer@topshade}
    \vskip-2pt
}


\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}
{%
    \nointerlineskip%
    \vskip-2pt%
    \hbox{\leavevmode
        \advance\beamer@leftmargin by -12bp%
        \advance\beamer@rightmargin by -12bp%
        \beamer@tempdim=\textwidth%
        \advance\beamer@tempdim by \beamer@leftmargin%
        \advance\beamer@tempdim by \beamer@rightmargin%
        \hskip-\Gm@lmargin\hbox{%
            \setbox\beamer@tempbox=\hbox{\begin{minipage}[b]{\paperwidth}%
                    \vbox{}\vskip-.75ex%
                    \leftskip0.3cm%
                    \rightskip0.3cm plus1fil\leavevmode
                    \insertframetitle%
                    \ifx\insertframesubtitle\@empty%
                    \strut\par%
                    \else
                    \par{\usebeamerfont*{framesubtitle}{\usebeamercolor[fg]{framesubtitle}\insertframesubtitle}\strut\par}%
                    \fi%
                    \nointerlineskip
                    \vbox{}%
                \end{minipage}}%
                \beamer@tempdim=\ht\beamer@tempbox%
                \advance\beamer@tempdim by 2pt%
                \begin{pgfpicture}{0pt}{0pt}{\paperwidth}{\beamer@tempdim}
                    \usebeamercolor{frametitle right}
                    \pgfpathrectangle{\pgfpointorigin}{\pgfpoint{\paperwidth}{\beamer@tempdim}}
                    \pgfusepath{clip}
                    \pgftext[left,base]{\pgfuseshading{beamer@frametitleshade}}
                \end{pgfpicture}
                \hskip-\paperwidth%
                \box\beamer@tempbox%
            }%
            \hskip-\Gm@rmargin%
        }%
        \nointerlineskip
        \vskip-0.2pt
        \hbox to\textwidth{\hskip-\Gm@lmargin\pgfuseshading{beamer@topshade}\hskip-\Gm@rmargin}
        \vskip-2pt
    }
\makeatother

\setbeamercolor{section in toc}{fg=red}
%%%

\setbeamercolor{structure}{fg=cyan!80!black}
\setbeamercolor*{block title example}{fg=blue!50,bg= blue!10}
\setbeamercolor*{block body example}{fg= red,bg= blue!5}
\usefonttheme{structuresmallcapsserif}

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number]{} 

\setbeamercolor{headline}{fg=blue!90!black,bg=cyan!90!black}
\setbeamercolor{palette primary}{fg=white,bg=cyan!90!black}
\setbeamercolor{palette secondary}{fg=white,bg=cyan!90!black}
\setbeamercolor{palette tertiary}{fg=white,bg=black}
\setbeamercolor{frametitle}{fg=white,bg=cyan!50!black}


\colorlet{titleleft}{cyan}
\colorlet{titleright}{black}

\setbeamercolor*{frametitle}{fg=white}

\makeatletter
\pgfdeclarehorizontalshading[titleleft,titleright]{beamer@frametitleshade}{\paperheight}{%
    color(0pt)=(titleleft);
    color(\paperwidth)=(titleright)}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

    \begin{frame}
        \frametitle{Test title}
        Test frame
    \end{frame}

\end{document}

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  • Thanks a lot. Although I did not understand the somewhat-complicated syntax since I'm new to LaTex, it worked well during the compilation. Bless you! :)
    – Enthusiast
    Commented Dec 30, 2015 at 15:31
  • I thought of using this gradient shade on Berkeley theme but no success so far. Intent to use only in frametitle background
    – Khaaba
    Commented Jun 25, 2017 at 7:20
  • @Khaaba If you have a new question, please ask a new question. This way, much more people can help you Commented Jun 25, 2017 at 11:10

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