part of the tikz/pgf bundle: the decoration libraries define a number of (more or less useful) decorations that can be applied to paths.

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Any package for creating curlicue decorations in latex?

How does one create customizable curlicue dividers and decorations in latex short of hard-coding them using tikz?
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How to draw a real corkscrew

I would like to draw a real screw like in image below. Any codes in tikz, asymptote or pstricks are welcomed! In order do not confuse with my linked question about laser who as well is based on ...
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Problem with decorations in a small TikZ picture

When working on yesterday's update on my answer to the december challenge (a dcorated tree), I encountered a problem: if I choose the picture's dimensions to small, then it fails with Dimension ...
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Decorations on multiple paths

I am trying to re-orient the decorations on two paths so that the arrows on the bottom one face the other way. I name the paths as follows \begin{tikzpicture} [decoration={markings, ...
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Change angle of decoration or pattern along a path independently

I want to give the impression of a wall, but the diagnals i drew cross each other. I just want them to follow around the corner like pictured on the left \begin{tikzpicture}[ ...
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How to add snow to this tikz drawing of a mountain?

I edited Elena Botoeva's tikz example to draw a mountain. Here's what it looks like: The picture is intended to be more symbolic than realistic. Here's the LaTeX/tikz code for drawing it: ...
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PGFPlots: Math, commands and braces in text along path

Following my question here about how to plot a text along a path another question came up. How can I add math or commands with \command to the text along the path? This here works: ...
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Decorate path at points specified by function

I know that I can decorate a path at evenly spaced intervals using mark=between positions 0.1 and 0.9 step 0.25 ... etc. Is it possible to specify the points at which to draw decorations using a ...
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Drawing abstract region with partitions using tikz

I want to draw an abstract region with five partitions, where each partition is shaded and labeled differently. An example region (without the shading) would be as follows:
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Is there any tutorial on writing custom tikz decorations?

I'd like to code a new decoration for TikZ. Is there any tutorial, howto, manual or anything on the web, or should I just study the source?
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How can I add stippling to elements of my tikz diagrams?

Okay so I think everyone knows how to draw a sphere in Tikz \tikz{ \fill [black] (-1,-1) rectangle (1,1); \shade [ball color=white] (0,0) circle [radius=1cm]; } But how can I add to it this effect ...
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Tikz - decorations.markings marks location problem

Why blue and red lines don't fit the black line, and why are they overlap each other ? \documentclass[tikz,margin=5pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} ...
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How to correct tikz '\draw' location by hand?

I want to make a brace to the right of two nodes but I don't want it to be attached to but I want some extra space. For the starting location my solution seems to work well but for some reason the ...
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Drawing a picture in texmaker showing decorations errors

Here is the code that I want to use in Tex Maker. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgf} \usetikzlibrary{decorations} ...
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Additional parallel paths and “shorten”

A while ago, I have stumbled upon a very nice solution for parallel paths drawn with TikZ, which can be found here: Draw additional parallel paths in TikZ. However, when trying to use this for my ...
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TikZ: correct position for arrowhead when using partway modifiers

My question is a more complicated case of this one. I am trying to make the arrowhead of an arrow decorated with snake be well-centered, but using the solution suggested in the other question causes ...
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How to get decoration text to be right side up instead of upside down

I am drawing arrows in a block diagram and using decorations.text to label them. Arrows going left to right are fine: the labels are upright. But arrows going right to left are appearing upside down. ...
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enumeration lists with special decorations

Within an enumerated list, I would like some "meta"-level annotations: Mark a single, specific item in boldface, or another colour, or have an arrow point at it from the left margin, or surround it ...
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Chapter title with decorative separator [duplicate]

Where can I find the decorative separator pictured here? I want to add it to the (nearly complete) chapter title below. Note: the program I use (Latexian) has the most common packages installed, ...
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drawing snake decoration in a box tikz

I am trying to draw some snake decorations in a box using tikz library but couldn't achieve what I want. Why there is mis-alignment between the actual markings and the snakes. I am using the following ...
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Adding arrows to rectangles in TikZ

Is it possible to decorate rectangles with arrows? I used: \node [draw,rectangle,minimum width=4cm,minimum height=4cm](r){}; But then it is really difficult to line up an edge so that it's level ...
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TikZ decoration to draw a winding or twisting ribbon

I enjoy TikZ styles and decorations a lot, but I still dabble with them. I know how to draw ribbons with a style, if they aren't meant to twist. But I'd like to define a style that has a twist of the ...
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Pgfplots: plot text along function

I want to illustrate a material model, especially the identical loading and unloading path, which are illustrated via arrows that follow the material model in the following picture. I want to put ...
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How can I use a variable from xstring with the text along path decoration from tikz?

Issue How can I get proper text expansion for text=\somevariable in a tikz text decoration. I think I have an expansion problem here. Set \releasedate Extract year from \releasedate in ...
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How can I set the position of text along path in tikz more precisely?

Explanation It seems that nodes can be carefully placed on paths using pos=.25 (i.e. 25% from node BEGIN to node END) when using -- syntax (see Example A). Problem I cannot have the same precision ...
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How to add arrows near the plot path and fill the area under this path?

I'd like to draw a closed plot path filled with pattern and surrounded by arrows: When I used @Jake's solution to add arrows (Decorate a path with little arrows parallel to it) then the pattern ...
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Solved: border decoration produces an additional but displaced arrow tip [closed]

I would like to use decorated paths with arrow heads. But if I use the border decoration, something happens with the arrow tip positioning: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,amsmath, ...
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Fractals in TikZ [closed]

How to draw a shape like below using fractals in tikZ?
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A random, smooth ellipse in TikZ

I've tried to do a random, smooth ellipse in TikZ with decorations and I came up with something similar like this, but the endpoints don't match: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Position arrow decoration by center, not by tip

I have lots of curves, each of which I would like to decorate with an arrow precisely at the centre. Here is a simple attempt to do this with TikZ: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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TikZ crosses-decoration does not work

When trying to compile the examples from the manual like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} \begin{document} \tikz \fill ...
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How do I use the `every character` key in tikz decorations?

Assuming I have the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=5cm] \node[draw, rectangle] (a) ...
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\texttt in decoration causes LaTeX to hang

I have the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{tikzpicture} \path [->,decorate,decoration={raise=-5pt, text ...
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Beamer uncover decoration bug

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \frame{ \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} \tikzstyle{kringel}=[decoration={random ...
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outline a plotted graph?

To outline a path in white, one usually the draw the path larger and fill it in white, then copies the original path filled in black over it. This is to better separate it from the background. But ...
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draw round/rectangular bracket embracing nodes in tikz

I know how to draw a curly bracket with the following code: \draw[decorate,decoration={brace,amplitude=5},-] (0.8,-0.75) -- (0.8,0.75); But now I want to draw a round bracket, or a rectangular one. ...
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mdframed, TikZ and zigzag decoration [duplicate]

I would like to have a zigzag decoration around a box created with mdframed. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} ...
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Rounded corners don't work properly in custom decoration

I want to create some chemical Lewis structures with TikZ - I can't use chemfig for this since I need to draw the atoms according to their coordinates - and need to define some custom bond types, for ...
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tikz: setting up a spring

I am trying to set up a spring command but keep receiving the message: ! Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/pgf/decoration/\pgfkeyscurrentname ' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps ...
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Text decoration below path

This should be very a very simple question. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Curly Brace tikZ [duplicate]

Im trying to force Latex to do a \newline on the text of my curly brace, or it doesn't allow me and the result is the following: As you see, there are some curly braces very close, so the texts ...
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Decorate with text along the perimeter of a circle using TikZ

Using the following code I am trying to visualize nested circles: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,fpu} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} ...
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TikZ decorated paths and fixedpointarithmetic library

Background: I am trying to apply multiple decorations to a path in a TikZ picture. In this particular case, my attempts fail as the maximum dimension PGF can calculate with is exceeded. This is not ...
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tikz, drawing a rectangle with spikes on borders

I would like to draw a scrabble board. On my long journey to do that, I would like to set nodes which I could use around the board. The grid, that I can do. Now I'am looking at coding for "triple word ...
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How to decorate a \pic path?

Consider the following example using the angles library and a pic path to mark an angle: \documentclass[tikz,border=10pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{angles,decorations.markings} \begin{document} ...
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How to fix this problem with tikz knots and decorations?

Using the knots package, which is part of Andrew Stacey's spath3, one can draw beautiful paths that cross each other. However, there are problems when combining it with decorations: ...
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Node at tip/pinch of brace in Tikz

I'm trying to add some explanatory braces in my graphic, and find myself running into some minor difficulties/inconveniences. [Edit]: After being made aware that the main thrust of the question ...
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Tikz, decorations

I use tikz as a general purpose drawing package because of its flexibility etc... I need to draw some Feynman diagrams like these: I tried to draw arc like \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [decorate, ...
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How to improve on this “twolines” decoration?

I'm typesetting an article on graphical calculus in tensor categories in TikZ and I wanted to define a decoration that draws two parallel lines at the same time. Here is my first try: ...
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Drawing circular paths in random locations (TikZ)

How can I draw circular paths as shown below in random locations (randomly spaced in the x and y directions)? MWE: \documentclass[border = 0.12cm,tikz]{standalone} ...