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Fading Nodes Along edge using `\draw`

How can i make nodes along an edge fade, here is the code i used to create the nodes \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \listfiles \usetikzlibrary{shapes,snakes} ...
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Opacity of images in TikZ with beamer

I'm creating some slides and want to integrate a (pixel) graphic in a TikZ picture with opacity less than 1. I expect this code to work: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz,graphicx} ...
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Semi-transparent Tikz nodes

Trying to reproduce the semi-transparent fill from the answer to my previous question http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/188453/37570 I cannot get it to work. Tried adding backgrounds library inside ifpdf ...
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Blend/transparency styles in pstricks and TikZ

As depicted below, Illustrator offers various transparency styles: It is my understanding that, at this point, pstricks and TikZ are both limited to the normal style listed above. Could the other ...
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Semitransparent outside “clipped” region?

To highlight part of a graph for a presentation that I'm writing, I would like to "circle" an area and make semitransparent everything outside that area. Anything inside that area should remain ...
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Mutually overlapping opaque arrows

I have drawn a circle with two arrow shapes on top of it, and now I want the arrows to be mutually overlapping, i.e. the blue arrow's head should be above the red arrow's tail (which it is), and the ...
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Why does eso-pic turn off the Tikz text opacity?

Without eso-pic: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fullpage} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay] ...
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Fill opacity problem with pdflatex while upgrading MiKTeX from version 2.7 to 2.9

It's my first post. I solved it when writing this so I send it anyway in case it helps someone. When compiled with pdflatex.exe from MiKTeX 2.7 it works. When compiled with pdflatex.exe from MiKTeX ...
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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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Overlapping transparent impulses (ycomb) with pgfplots?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[% 12pt, journal, twoside, draftcls, letterpaper, ]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Leave certain part of a tikz-picture uncovered

i have a picture with three circles, see the minimal working example below: \documentclass{beamer} \setbeamercovered{transparent} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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Tikz fade with transparency so background is visible in beamer?

I am writing a presentation in beamer. I have a background image that I have included with \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{...}. Within a regular slide, I now would like to create a rectangle ...
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1answer
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TikZ calendar shading opacity

When highlighting ranges in a calendar, I can't seem to get the overlapping area to blend as would normally happen with overlapping opaque objects. For example using the following code (compiled with ...
7
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1answer
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Flatten transparency in tikz

I have a document which I need to compile PDF/A-1b compatible, which means that transparency is not allowed. I have (several) tikz sources directly in the document, and I think they look better with ...
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1answer
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Plot a triangular grid inside of a hexagonal grid?

I have made the following grid: With the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} [hexa/.style= ...
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1answer
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Transparent shade using TikZ

I wonder whether it is possible to create a transparent shading effect (like the one below) without an exact specification of the fill color. This solution is good until I have to change the ...
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Shading images in Beamer [closed]

I had to reinstall latex yesterday, and it seems I upgraded from beamer 3.26 to 3.32 So far I used a little piece of code to shade my images, in order to have them behave like for example lists do in ...
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Partial scope transparency in TikZ

When I try to use scope fading, in a scope, it seems to clip the rest of the scope that is not inside the fading rectangle. Interestingly, it seems to clip it at a random place. Some code and ...
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1answer
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tikz picture: draw opacity vs fill opacity?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \pagenumbering{gobble} \hskip-1.25in \begin{tikzpicture}[thick,fill opacity=.4,draw opacity=1] %\draw[step=1cm] (-9,-9) grid (9,9); ...
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Tikz with contour and transparency

I made a logo for the math software Maxima with Tikz, using the contour package and transparency, but the contour seems to show up "behind" the letters in addition to around them. This shows up when ...
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Convolve two 2D Gaussians using tikzfading - intensity issues

I would like to visualize the convolution of two 2D Gaussians (or something looking similar). To do this, I declare them in a tikzfadingfrompicture environment. However, to get the desired result and ...
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1answer
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TikZ picture in header with opacity

I have a very similar problem mentioned here. But I like to put a tikz logo with transparency in the heading of the document using fancyhdr. If I compile the example below by enabling any of the two ...
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How to gradually unveil a tikz node from its background [closed]

I would like to gradually unveil a tikz node from its background (like an animation, from un-noticable to gradually clear). One strategy could be to gradually reduce the opacity level of the node, ...
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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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1answer
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Transparency group and decoration markings

How can I set the transparency so that the arrow belongs to the same transparency group as the path? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} ...
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2answers
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Can I place a caption inside of an image?

I've recently seen this the following image in this question: As I was looking for a way to create nice captions (without the "Figure:") for a beamer presentation, I wondered if it was possible to ...
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1answer
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TikZ: draw objects in transparent objects (3d)

I want to draw a cuboid in another transparent cuboid with TikZ. Therefore I've created a \newcommand to draw a cuboid. \documentclass[11pt, halfparskip]{scrartcl} \usepackage{ucs} ...
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1answer
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beamer: making a slide transparent and superimposing the next slide

Here is a slide. The slide before was the one that we still see in the background. It then became blue and transparent, and the problem line showed up. Is that possible to use tikZ to arrive at a ...
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Jpgfdraw and transparency problems [closed]

I have built dozens of shapes with jpgfdraw . The problem I have is problems with the transparency of shapes. Why this happens? is there a solution? I take this as an output in pdf after I've done ...
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1answer
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Overlapping tikz nodes with background fadings

Following the first tutorial in the TikZ manual, I tend to take steps to improve the legibility of tick labels when placed over gridlines. I prefer to use a fading rather than a plain white rectangle. ...
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1answer
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Opacity in TikZ, ruins whole structure in Beamer [closed]

I am making a presentation in beamer. I wanted to make a TikZ picture and change it's opacity, locally on specific items. When I did, the structure color changed... I will attach my preable as well ...
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Difference between draw=none and draw opacity=0 (also for fill=none and fill opacity=0)?

What is the difference between the TikZ key-value pairs draw=none and draw opacity=0? Are they functionally equivalent, or are there situations in which one should be preferred over another? ...
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PGFPlots: line opacity gradient?

Imagine a very simple PGFPlot, e.g.: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot+[no marks]{x^2}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} How can I have the line "fade out" from the left to the right of the ...
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1answer
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Tikz mindmap with opacity, a different approach to venn diagrams

I need to draw Venn diagrams for some special sets. In these sets I knew for example that the intersection of some of them are empty, so I wanted to draw a special venn diagram that omits those empty ...
5
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1answer
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Semi-transparent background for image

I would like to add a semi-transparent background to an eps figure in beamer. The picture itself has transparent background. I want to add the semi-transparant background as I use the tikz package to ...
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TikZ multipart nodes: How to set text attributes (opacity) for some/all parts

I am using TikZ with the rectangle split multipart node (detailed on pp 450ff in the PGF 2.1 documentation). I need to influence the text opacity of all parts, but whatever I try seems to work only on ...
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No transparency in TikZ pictures including external PDF graphics in XeLaTeX [closed]

I was trying to create a tikzpicture environment which includes external graphics (as a PDF). The external graphics should be translucent, so I used the opacity parameter. Using pdfLaTeX it works as ...
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votes
1answer
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TikZ: Paling Effect

\documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} \def\cHeight{0.5} \def\cWidth{4} \newcommand{\cigarOne}[2]{ \pgfmathtruncatemacro\result{\cWidth/2} ...
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1answer
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TikZ semi transparent contiguous shapes with no gaps

Short Question: The short question can be stated as follows: Is there a way to perfectly align filled (but possibly not drawn) shapes that completely cover contiguous areas? Consider the MWE: ...
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votes
1answer
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Assign the same color to overlapping parts of the shadows of several objects

I am drawing a database icon that is made of two cylinder shapes using TikZ. When I add a shadow, the shadows of the two cylinders overlap, and the shadow becomes darker in the overlapping area. The ...
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votes
1answer
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Transparent background on page 1

I try to include a 'Watermark' in some documents. To achieve that I use eso-pic and tikz. The problem is, that I don't get transparancy in one-paged documents. As soon as the document has more than ...
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pgf(plots) node shadow/opaque pin

Is it possible to place a shadow/fill/opaque setting on text of a node pin? I know I can do that with the actual node, but I am using \node in pgfplots to mark some stuff on graphs, and it would be ...
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Using opacity in TikZ makes the entire page become “more coarse” when printed

In my document, some of the figures uses opacity. In the PDF viewer, everything looks fine, but when I print the document, the pages in which these figures appear become more "coarse"; the text looks ...
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votes
1answer
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Tikz: use opacity for fill, yet leave draw (lines) untouched

When I use the tikz key opacity for a polygon in a tikzpicture, it applies to the drawn fill as well as to the draw lines. I would like to have it this way that the lines remain untouched by the ...
16
votes
1answer
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highlighting some areas in a picture by making the rest of the picture transparent

In my beamer-document, I'm drawing on a picture as described in this question. I'm trying to hilight particular areas of my picture by making the rest of the picture "fade out", like this: In my ...
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1answer
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tikz/eso-pic watermark isn't transparent on the first page

I'm seeing odd behavior when trying to use a watermark with tikz and eso-pic. Here is my example document: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{eso-pic} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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votes
1answer
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Using opacity in tikz and the background package

I'm trying to take a given figure, make it a little whiter and put the result in the middle of the page under the text, using the package background. \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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votes
2answers
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Transparency in tikz, preview package and xelatex

Is it possible to have transparency in a tikz picture while using the preview package and compiling with xelatex? The following mwe compiles without warnings/errors under both xelatex and pdflatex ...
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2answers
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stripe pattern tikz manual chapter 78

Interleaving two colors in a stripes pattern Aim: coloring a shape (rectangle, circle, etc.) in two interleaving colors with the aid of patterns. One solution would be the definition of four ...
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Using opacity in TikZ causes strange rendering in Acrobat.

I have a problem using opacity in TikZ. Whenever I use it somewhere in a picture, I get weird side-effects: colors in (some) other parts of the documents are changed apparently randomly and it makes ...