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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How to draw a smooth random blob with TikZ? [duplicate]

How can I draw a smooth, "natural" looking blob with TikZ? My approach \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [] (0,0)node[circle,draw,decorate,decoration={random steps,segment length=.3cm,amplitude=1cm},rounded ...
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TikZ: Add decoration on a smooth coordinates plot

I would like to draw a smooth curve that I get from a coordinate plot after adding some additional decorations. So far I have. \begin{tikzpicture} \path [blue] plot [smooth] coordinates { (0.2,0.2) ...
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path with both mark connection node and arrow tip

I would like to use a mark connection node decoration on a line that also has an arrow tip. Unfortunately, using the decoration causes the arrow tip to point in the wrong direction (always straight ...
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How to draw a simple but beautiful decorative head-rule?

The picture shown below is the desired simple head-rule, but the rule width should be much thinner like 1pt. Real one: So how to use Tikz or other packages to draw this kind of line as a ...
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Two markings at one line with decorations in tikz

I would like to draw a path with an arrowtip at the beginning and the end. If there is only one arrowtip everything is perfect. But with a second mark only the first one is visible. Has anybody an ...
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Aligning \overline to “italics” font

In math mode, the slanted characters look somewhat disconnected from an \overline: $\overline{P}$ looks odd; of course I would like the bar to be aligned more on the right, at least as much slanted as ...
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Labeling precisely-positioned “tree” nodes

I'm working with TikZ and am basically drawing a tree, but my needs require that the nodes be precisely positioned on the coordinate space and precisely sized. For this purpose, I've found that using ...
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Why can't I apply this decoration to a curve produced using the “to” path operation?

I have found that I cannot make decorations apply to (most) curves drawn using the "to" path operation. Here is a working example: \documentclass[a4paper, reqno]{amsart} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Trying to do graphical decorations in “ClassicThesis style”

Is there a way to obtain an effect like the page below? The gray tones of the effect in the page below are uniforms but I would have different tones among the various shapes. The main gray tone should ...
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Faded or blurred lines

My question was inspired by Rotate fading in tikz where the inquiror is drawing laser beams that shall look somewhat blurred not as lines but as boxes with a fading. The problem with this approach is ...
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Frame for pieces of algorithms

I would like to put frames around pieces of algorithms like in the following picture. If the background of the rectangle can be changed, it would be nice. Here is the LaTeX code used for the ...
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Connecting normal lines with decorated ones

I've got a problem, I've tried it a lot and I've investigated about it but I haven't found the answer. I've got a code like this.... \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to insert math with curly brackets into tikz decoration text along path?

I was going to write along an arc some math expression with curly brackets. Somehow the following snippet causes pdflatex to freeze. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Arrow heads as plot marks

I would like to draw a plot and put arrow heads pointing in the direction of the plot instead of marks. My first idea was to use the quiver option from pgfplots by duplicating and stagering the ...
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How to decorate a path with arrows at certain coordinates?

Next example (taken from TiKZ manual) shows how to find intersection points between two paths. Once you know intersection points it's easy to decorate them with any marking. But if I want to use an ...
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Decorate path with arrows at nodes

Standalone example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[black, very thick] plot[smooth] coordinates {(4,1) (2,2) (1,3) ...
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Snake decoration does not work with decorations.pathmorphing in tikz

I have simple example that works fine \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside,titlepage]{report} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{snakes} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[H] ...
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Arrow decoration in TIKZ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line? I'd like to use Tikz for drawing Feynman diagrams. I found an example in TeXample, but it looks inefficient. One ...
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Constraint for a decoration: only if edge is long enough

Title+Picture might make you guess my question: My goal is to modify the tikz-style companion such that in this example the text along path-decoration will only be shown if it fits, i.e. between ...
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Illuminated manuscripts & LaTeX [closed]

How can I produce Illuminated manuscripts (something like this)? Are there existing examples of illuminated manuscripts made with latex, or websites that provide initials or decorations with this ...
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Coil path decoration without straight segment

When a path is decorated in TikZ, a straight line segment might be added at the end, depending on the length of the path. This is undesirable in some cases, and a very nice versatile resolution for ...
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Help on decorations: how to draw a spiral coiled tube in TikZ

Hi everybody I was trying to draw a spiral coiled tube with TikZ decoration library. This is what i got so far: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations} ...
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TikZ: Decorated paths without straight segment

When a path is decorated in TikZ a straight segment might be added at the end, depending on the length of the path. This is undesirable in some cases, and a resolution for the snake decoration has ...
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Decorate a path with little arrows parallel to it

I want to decorate a path with little arrows (with definable length) parallel to it. I tried to modify an example from the manual, but I was only able to get arrowtips and not complete arrows where I ...
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Decorate pgfplots mesh

In my quest to solve this question I'm trying to see if I can decorate a mesh-plot by drawing many circles or maybe rectangles with a radius determined by \pgfplotspointmetatransformed. But I can't ...
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Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil

Looking at the nice answer here: Draw mechanical springs in TikZ, I would like to attach a line of fixed length (say 5mm) to the top of the spring (to the platform) and bottom of the spring (to the ...
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Placing long table inside \shadowbox

I have a multi-page table produced by long table package and I want to put each page of the longtable inside \shadowbox. Here is what I have tried: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancybox} ...
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multi-line text for brace decoration in tikz

I'm trying to make a time-line with events by means of tikZ. Everything is going fine, I found (here) some nice examples and explanations but... I do a brace decoration for my time-line which has long ...
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TikZ: Bug with multiple decorations “at position 1”?

If I try to put two decorations on the same path, both at position 1, only the first shows up: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,decorations.markings} \begin{document} ...
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TikZ: How to decorate a path with the open diamond arrow tip that “bends” with the path?

I have a curved path that I want to put an open diamond arrow tip on. Here is a MWE with my best attempt: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,decorations.markings} ...
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I want a “Go on to next page” arrow where text is inscribed in arrow

I was wondering how i can create an arrow that says embedded "Go on to next page" the arrow should be something like the implies arrow or the rightarrow.
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Calligraphic logo in tikz

Yep, it's that time again. I want to design a calligraphic logo and my obvious choice as LaTeX enthousiast is TikZ as implementation. Only, I lack the proper skills to do so and need some inspiration. ...
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Package for certificates

Since LaTex can produce outstanding typesetting results and excellent graphics design, I began to wonder if it can recreate certificates. With so many packages and styles out there does anyone know if ...
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Does anybody know a good source of (free) ornaments, decorations, frames, backgrounds etc.?

I'd like to prepare a "fancy" typographical project, more interesting visually than a "boring" black-on-white text. I'm not very talented at drawing, though, so I'd like to ask about a place to find ...
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Multiple marks on a path

I want to add a multitude of marks to a single path. However, sometimes these marks are heavily misplaced. For example, the blue arrows should be a little bit ahead of the red ones. ...
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Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]

Submission Deadline and Voting are over, thank you for participating! Results Academic Gonzalo Medina – 31 Andy – 19 cmhughes – 11 mbork – 6 Other Yiannis Lazarides – 38 szantaii – 20 Ant – ...
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TIKZ : How to decorate a \path?

My question is about drawing a "commutative-type diagram" in mathematics. I would like to integrate an arrow of the type \rightsquigarrow, which is described how to be obtained here : Squiggly arrows ...
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Is there a TikZ dashed line decorator or some other way to make part of a path dashed?

The problem I would like to draw a parabolic path in TikZ that changes (abruptly) from a continuous line to a dashed line. The obvious way to change the appearance of a path over the course of its ...
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Modify TikZ coil decoration

Can I modify the existing tikz coil decoration, so that the downstrokes are not drawn in a certain interval, to produce a picture like this? Edit: Previous attempts, code and MWE has been moved to ...
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TikZ finishes a morphed path with a straight segment

When, in TikZ, I apply a path morphing decoration (say, "snake") and specify the segment length option, I often finish up with a straight segment at the end of the path, such as which often is not ...
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Is it possible to have a two head arrow as a decorator?

I would like to have the analogue of \overrightarrow{x} but with a two headed arrow (as in \twoheadrightarrow, but above the variable). Is this possible?
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How to put a star (or other symbol) in sections that are “special” (difficult, optional, etc)?

I'm currently writing a book, and I'd like some of the sections to be clearly marked as "difficult" or "optional". Not only sections, but also exercises (I'm using the exercise package) and theorems ...
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Wedged/tapering paths in TikZ

Initial question Is there an easy way to vary the thickness of a path along its length to create a wedge (for instance, to create a stereochemical cue)? e.g. cis-cyclohexane-1,2-diol, drawn in ...
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How to put a mark on an arc (tikz,decoration)

I have a problem with this code : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[decoration={markings, mark = at position .5 ...
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TiKZ decoration doesn't work

I am trying to get TikZ decorations to work, but so far without success. In this minimal example, I am trying to compile an example found in pgfmanual.pdf in section 20.2: \documentclass{article} ...
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Draw the discontinuity symbol with tikz

Is there an easy way to draw the discontinuity symbol with tikz? It is the symbol shown at the y axis in the following picture (taken from the pgfplots documentation. I can always draw it manually ...
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Big Decorative Quotes

I want to make some definition in my thesis very clear, by putting it in its own line, with stylish, decorative (or whatever you call it) quotes. How can I do that in Latex?
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Decorative hook or symbol before chapter (or section) title

I'm writing my PhD thesis in latex and learned a lot from this forum. However, I could not find an answer to the question how do I put an decorative hook before the chapter title. I think that it ...
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Looking for TikZ flourishes and vignettes

I'm a sucker for the fancy section markers (commonly called vignettes or ornaments). For an example, look at the beautiful symbol beneath the {TeX} logo on this site, or this flourish below ...
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Persistent random steps decorations during beamer \uncover

I'm using a random steps decoration with a path that appears through several uncover transitions. Currently the decoration is redrawn in each instance of the slide. How can I change this behavior. ...