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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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 ...
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How can I change the shading of beamer's \tableofcontents[currentsection]?

I like to use \tableofcontents[currentsection] as an orientation at the start of a new section. But in my experience (depending on the projector), the default shading of the other sections can be to ...
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How to shade mindmap concepts?

I tried to add a shade on my mindmap's concepts with \begin{tikzpicture}[mindmap, text=white, every concept/.append style={circle,shading=ball, ball color=black!20!white!20}] but the problem is ...
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Shadings in head

I am currently trying to code in beamer the following image. So far I got the three beamercolorbox but I can't get the shaded background. Here is the aspect I want: ...
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It's possible to remove the internal shading from a beamer rounded box?

I'm trying to modify a Beamer template in order to have at the same time: 1) rounded boxes 2) shadows around the box 3) a defined line (without shading) between block title and block body (as in ...
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Inconsistent shading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I avoid compiling twice? I am shading first page using following code. \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] \shade[left color=white,right ...
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Tikz: How to shade a node

I have made a graph with TikZ and now I would like to apply a shading to some of the nodes but I can't seem to find out how to do that. This doesn't work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to use ball shading on non-circle shapes?

If using ball shading on non-circle elements, it will well apply the shading effect, but it will use the default blue color. How to use ball shading with the element color. \node[text ...