# Tagged Questions

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 to draw a shaded sphere?

Andrew Stacey pointed out that the Rosetta Code entry "Draw a Sphere" doesn't have a TikZ entry yet. Is there a way to draw a "properly" shaded sphere using TikZ? The ball shading would seem an ...
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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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### Tikz: shading region bounded by several curves

I know that my effort below can be improved upon considerably. In particular, there must be a way of shading the region in a single scope, as opposed to subdividing as I have done (thus necessitating ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Can fuzzy borders be added to external pictures programmatically?

In my opinion, external pictures are often more pleasing to the eye on a white background when they have fuzzy rather than "sharp" borders. For instance, compare this to that Adding fuzzy ...
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### Fading a path in TikZ

I want to draw a path/plot in TikZ whose shade depends on the coordinate. For example, I want say something like \draw[color=black!\x] plot coordinates{ coord1 ... coord100}; i.e. the shade of the ...
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### Is there a way to tune ball shading in TikZ ?

I want to create a Go stone in TikZ. "ball color" option in node style is almost OK. Here is my result: But I don't like the stones, they are "too balish". The "reflection" should be less spot-on ...
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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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### 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 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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### 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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### Cylinder shading with PGF/TikZ

I'm trying to create a cylinder with 3D shading effects. The cylinders in the picture are standing vertically, and have a body and an end. I'd like the body to be shaded so that it varies uniformly ...
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### How can I draw a curved gradient/fade in tikz?

I would like to draw something like the following diagram: My problem is drawing the grey curved path that fades away. The direction of the fading continually changes so that it is always ...
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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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### 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 shade text in different colors?

I need a single character in two colors. Figuring I could use the shadings library of TikZ, I followed the manual (section 23.4.1, the TikZ example): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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### How to make a longitudinal sine wave shading with pgfplots?

At the moment I use TikZ shadings to show up longitudinal waves in my document like this: The shading is white where the sine is –1 and blue where the sine equals 1. This looks ok, but ...
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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: 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 add a shadow to a tikz line?

I have the following tikz picture. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ arr/.style={->, blue, very thick}, ...
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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/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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### How to create a color wheel shading with other colors?

In the pgf manual one can get a circle with a jet-colormap color-wheel-shading with: \tikz \shade[shading=color wheel] (0,0) circle (1.5); How can I get the same but with another colormap? This ...
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### How to do logarithmic shading with TikZ?

Using TikZ, the shade option is very convenient to produce color shadings, but it produces only linear color gradients. Is it possible to obtain other transitions, and especially a logarithmic one? ...
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### How do I shade an area in pgfplots?

How do I create a shaded area in a polygon created by plot intersections? In this case, up to the solid line without circle marks. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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### Shading over a single page

I want to generate shading color in background for a single page. How can I implement this?
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### How can I have a horizontally shaded frametitle in beamer?

This question is similar to How can I have a horizontally shaded block title in beamer?. I want to achieve the horizontal shading effect in the frametitle and when I use ...
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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 to change the background color of \framebox?

I'm trying to change a picture drawn using the plain picture environment and I need to change the background color of certain \framebox to lightgrey. Is it possible? I know that there are more ...
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### How to use i.e. left, middle and right color when using draw as an argument instead of a command?

I'm forced to define colors within my tikzset for one of my projects. This requires me to use the draw command within my tikzset to set a color. Normally I can just use, say \draw command to just ...
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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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### TikZ: How to encapsulate shade in node?

I have this shaded circle: \shade [ball color=black!80!white] (0,0) circle (1); Is it possible to encapsulate it with node style and fixing the circle radius?
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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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### Shading the area between arcs with a rainbow

I am trying to shade areas between arcs in a rainbow fashion - and I want to be able to control if the red end is the lower end or at the upper one. MEW: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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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### Beamer: How to remove shadow under the title on a given frame?

On one particular frame I would like to remove the shadow that the theme I am using inserts under the title. The reason is that with a black background (which I use only on this frame), it looks quite ...
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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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### Combining shading and transparency in TikZ

With this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \fill[shading=radial] (0,5) circle (2); \fill[top color=black] (5,3) rectangle (9,7); ...
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### How can I have a horizontally shaded block title in beamer?

\documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Rochester} \setbeamertemplate{block title}[horizontal shading][left=black, right=white] \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{MWE} \begin{block}{Title} ...
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### How does the TikZ shading angle key work?

When answering this question, I found out that the shading angle key does not do what I expected it to do. The following MWE illustrates the problem. I've defined a shading with a sharp edge to make ...
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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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### Beamer round blocks without fading

I want to define a custom block in beamer. Here are my definitions: \documentclass[svgnames]{beamer} \usepackage{xcolor} \setbeamertemplate{blocks}[rounded] \setbeamercolor{block ...
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### How to shade text in latex without a box?

I would like to add a background shade to my text in a report. I do not want to use a box to wrap the text though. Is this possible? MWE of my code is given below. In the code, I would like to shade ...
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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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### 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 ...