The shading operation consist of let a background picture be rendered with different gradients of colors or light/dark. The {shading} tag is related to questions in which a shade operation is required.

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How can I shade from red to green along a curve?

Let's take the following picture as an example. I want to shade the fan-shaped area from red to green along the curve shown with the arrow in TikZ. How can I do this? Code: ...
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How to define the distance of color regions in radial shading using TikZ?

I am making a series of figures explaining the photolithographic process, and need to find a way to illustrate edge beads during spin coating. To show this I initially wanted to use radial shading, ...
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Beamer Frankfurt/Smoothbars Remove Shadow/Shading

\setbeamertemplate{title page}[default][colsep=-0bp,rounded=false] \setbeamertemplate{frametitle}[default][colsep=-4bp,rounded=false,shadow=false] \setbeamertemplate{blocks}[rounded][shadow=false] ...
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How do I force tikz to use CMYK everywhere (also in shadings)?

I'm doing a poster with the baposter which uses tikz and at some point realized that some colors that should be identical are not. It turns out that tikz apparently resorts to RGB color space as soon ...
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Drawing a box with shading in pgfplots

As a follow-up to this question, or more precisely this answer, I'd like to know how to do the equivalent of \shadedraw [shading=axis,left color=green,right color=orange,color=blue,line width=2] ...
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Path following color gradient in TikZ

How can I get a path following color gradient in TikZ? Here a quick example of the idea. On the left the result I'm looking for and on the right an example of a non path following gradient applied on ...
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Creating a line separated gradient bar in Tikz

I am trying to create something similar to this in Tikz: I have been looking at using the \shadedraw macro, but have not found a way to create the color spectrum. It seems possible if I stack ...
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Asymptote: How to create a radial shading or “elliptical” shading with intermediate color steps?

In Asymptote I can create radial gradient shadings using the radialshade function which defines a gradient varying smoothly from color A on a circle with center cA and radius rA to color B on a circle ...
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More on “Cylinder shading with pgf TiKZ”

In his answer to Cylinder shading with PGF/TikZ, Jake provides a code to draw a shaded cylinder with a not shaded top. This code draws a cylinder node (from shapes.geometric library) and after that, ...
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Table cell/element color parameterization with xcolor

I have a table (implemented through tabular) that uses the xcolor package to shade certain cells. The shading I'm interested is both entire cell shading (e.g. \cellcolor{red}) and element shading ...
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Shading in TikZ calendar

I’ve produced the calendar below with TikZ but I think the colourings need to be made more salient by shading a box around the coloured dates (as there will be four of these years on a page and the ...
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Tikz: Shading a path without any filling

How can I shade a path witout filling? In particular, I wand to draw a curved arrow that starts colored blue and ends colored green, where in between it gradually changes its color. I can't find a way ...
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How to get horizontal black line when coloring cells?

I have the following table with an arrow showing the missing black horizontal black line: Here is the relevant code, I am wondering how do I get a black horizontal line where there is one missing? ...
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How to avoid shading of connection bars in TikZ mindmap

I am trying very hard since a while to draw a mindmap where shading of connection bars is avoided and where the connection bar's color is specified by me. For instance, I would like to draw two green ...
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Alternatingly shading rows with @{}

I want to alternately shade the rows in my table. I am aware of How to alternately shade rows in a table and similar questions. However, as my table is long and needs to be aligned very neatly in ...
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Putting shade in part of a figure in `picture` environment

I was trying to draw the some diagram by using the picture environment. I want to put shade certain part of the figure, namely inside of the rectangle (with curved corners) created in the left hand ...
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Patterned shading parts of a rectangle

Normally I try to have a skeleton at least before I ask a question, but this time I don't know where to begin, so my apologies for asking a cold question. I am trying to get parts of a rectangle ...
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Footnotes in tables and shaded environment [closed]

I have a problem with having my footnotes on the same page with the footnotemark. What I use to have them inserted into the table or a shaded box is \footnotemark and \footnotetext pair. But the text ...
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Shade background in pgfplots [closed]

I am using pgfplots package. I tried to use shade axis background. It is working in the .dvi output... But I don't see the shade when I convert it into pdf. Can anybody tell me the reason? I use ...
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Beamer - Shaded Background in Block environment

i would like to have a shaded coloured block title background in my beamer presentation. I could not figure out how to set the shading. Any solution? \documentclass[]{beamer} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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Drawing balls in a rectangle

I am trying to replicate the following figure here and this is what I have so far \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,tkz-euclide,pgfplots} \usetkzobj{all} ...
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tikz and mdframed + shadow drop and shading

I'm interesting in Boxed text between pages 2nd version: exercise box with mdframed. Ho to add to this : Vertically shaded frametitle and Vertically shaded box with dropping shadow? Yes i have seen ...
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how to extend shaded to full page width?

I use "shaded" to indicate the reader that the text is about something special. This works fine but i can not extend the box to the full page with. How is this possible? I use LYX and i can imagine ...
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Customize the size of the shaded box

I am using \begin{shaded} from \usepackage{framed}. The problem is I am using it for examples which come inside \begin{itemize}, the shaded box's margin does not begin with the \item margin instead ...
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Shaded multicols II

In extending a previous question, Shaded multicols, how can I put rounded corners on the multicol environment, for the outer 4 corners (ie the corners directly next to the page margins) This question ...
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TikZ shaded translated regions defined by boundaries of shape nodes and lines

Given a lattice made up of shapes, how do I shade the regions (and their translates) defined by the boundaries of these nodes and lines going through these shapes? In my particular case, I have a ...
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Set table background hatched and shaded using tikz

I am looking for a convenient way to set the background of tabular cells. I'd like to do two things: (1) Set the background shaded in a color (2) Set the background hatched I learned that the TikZ ...
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How to alternately shade rows in a table [duplicate]

I'm having trouble finding anything that will work with this checklist table that I have set up. I was hoping someone might have some suggestions. \usepackage{colortbl} \begin{center} ...
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opacity and shading of an ellipse

I am making a picture of the tidal force effects on the Earth. My current picture is decent but I would like where the bulging occurs on the edges to be little bit darker in blue, but I don't want ...
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Gaussian ellipsoids using tikz

I'm trying to draw illustrations of Gaussian ellipsoids using shaded ellipses. In simple terms what I'm after is a way to have a light shade throughout the outer edge of the ellipse and a darker shade ...
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How to shade a line and how to offset a line?

Newbie here. Could anyone tell me how to (1) shade a line and (2) how to offset a line? I have a very simple graph, This is a mesh used in finite element analysis, I have already used tikz to build ...
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Quoting styles, technical an appreciation questions

I know there has been some questions about the quote style, I loved the one with the big quote marks. What I'm trying to achieve it's a little simpler. Right now I have something like this: ...
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How to pimp my tube?

How can I pimp my tube? \documentclass{scrartcl} % needs logicpuzzle bundle v1.8 % http://mirrors.ctan.org/graphics/pgf/contrib/logicpuzzle/logicpuzzle.sty % or replace logicpuzzle -> battleship ...
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How do I get rid of the white background underneath my shadow? [duplicate]

I have selected a specific background for my beamer slides and I am using the theorem environment for my theorems. When I turn the shadows on for the blocks however, instead of giving me nice shadows ...
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TikZ: shade also the border of a node

I would like to shade a node and the border of the node. The following code works but I don't like it very much that I have to draw something after the node on the background layer. I would prefer a ...
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How to create a shade box that covers the whole footnotes area?

I would like to shade the whole footnote area (bottom of the page). Does anyone know, if it can be done ? Edit : Using the answer provided, the text direction commands \setRL and \setLR, from the ...
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TikZ shadings and printing incompatibility

I would like to use some effects provided by the shadings library of tikz. More specifically, I am trying to use the ball and radial shadings (tikz 2.10 manual, p. 412-). The resulting pdf looks ok ...
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TikZ/PGF - switching off shading

Is there a way to switch off shading for one node, in a scope where the nodes are shaded? In other words, I want something like shading=none, but did not find it. Motivation: \documentclass{article} ...
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Is it possible to shade an area of a picture using the xcolor package?

I want to shade an area of of picture I have created in the environment \picture. Is there anyway I can shade this by setting it between co-ordinates? i.e. could I shade in blue the area between ...
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Filling area between two lines and an arc

I have the following diagram I would like to convert (approximately) to tikz: So far, I've succeeded at doing everything except the shading. I am a newbie to tikz and learning the best I can so ...
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TikZ, 3d library and circle fading

I'm using the 3d library to put a circle on the z=0 plane, and other things. I'd like to fade this circle radially, but the result isn't as I would expect because the fading is not proportional to the ...
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TikZ: radial shading of a ring

I would like to have a radial shading of a ring, from inner color (red) at inner radius r1 > 0 to outer color (white) at outer radius r2 > r1. But with \filldraw[even odd rule,inner color=red,outer ...
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Getting rid of a thin framing line when shading a triangle

I am trying to draw a shaded triangle with tikz, using the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \fill[top color=green!40,middle ...
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Table alignment with inner table and hline

There are 3 issues with this table. After much experimenting, I can sort of resolve 1 or 2 of them but never all 3 at the same time. I have a very picky customer (aren't they all) and I have to get ...
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Shading an area bounded by curved paths between nodes

I am drawing a graph of sorts in TikZ, and I have several connected nodes in a cycle, and I would like to shade the area bounded by paths between those nodes. My problem is that the shading is not ...
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How can I remove the shade in this TikZ picture to get white filling?

I want pure white fill so that upper most circle becomes incomplete. But black shade comes in the figure. Is there any easier way to do this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Beamer shadows are different in pdfLateX and XeLaTeX

I am getting different results on the shadows beneath the boxes (title page and all others) depending on whether I compile with pfdLaTeX or XeLaTeX. When compiling with pdfLaTeX the shading works as ...
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How to create a ball shading and to customize 3D lighting manually?

TikZ shading=ball will create a perfect 3D ball perspective, but it has no option to change the lighting angle, the contract, radius of light, etc (or I am not aware of). I tried to create a 3D ball ...
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Change colors/contrast in beamer navigation between active and dimmed section

The code below gives the following output for the head: Here the first section on the left is active and the others not, but the difference is quite small, I would like the active section to be in ...
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Shading a block of my text

I would like to surround some source code in my beamer presentation with a lightly shaded box. More specifically in the C++ source code given below, I would like to shade the code block of the ...