# Fake sheet effect

How can recreate this effect in LaTeX?

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\includegraphics{thiseffect} ... What have you tried, how and for what do you want to use it, where are the difficulties? –  doncherry Sep 5 '12 at 21:21
@doncherry I would to know if there is a package that provide the creation of similar effects without importing this picture but making a fake shady sheet on the sheet –  FormlessCloud Sep 5 '12 at 21:40

Here's a very basic approach:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
(-3.4,-5.25) .. controls (0,-5.13) .. (3.4,-5.25) -- (3.4,-4.98) .. controls (0,-4.98) .. (-3.4,-4.98)-- cycle;
\fill[gray!60,rounded corners]
(3.6,3.3) .. controls (3.74,4.8) .. (3.76,4.9) --  (3.4,4.95) -- cycle;
\node[fill=gray!15,rectangle,rounded corners,text width=7cm,text height=10cm]
at (0,0) (sh) {};
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


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Thanks ! :O is possible make the shading effect nuanced from the darkest gray to the lightest outwards until it becomes white? so the border between the shady effect and the white background become nuanced, or better, the passage between the shady effect of the sheet and the white background become nuanced instead of the net passage that be now? –  FormlessCloud Sep 7 '12 at 10:13
@FormlessCloud sure; play with the colors used for left color=, right color=, middle color= in the \shade options. –  Gonzalo Medina Sep 7 '12 at 14:32
@GonzaloMedina could this be written as a \renewcommand for \includegraphics to automatically give all images this frame? This could be very attractive for latex-beamer presentations. –  Andreas Dec 19 '12 at 17:41