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black background when including pdf with transparent background as image

I have a pdf image with transparent background that I'll include by using graphicx (\includegraphics). Everything is fine when using pdfLaTeX to build my pdf, but when I switch to XeTeX the image ...
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Transparency with psSurface in pst-solides 3D

I'm trying to draw a graph with pst-solides3D with the option psSurface : The problem is as follows : I want to draw z = +/- (y^2-y^2), which should give a saddle-point graph with the lines x=y and ...
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Includegraphics: set image opacity

I'd like to insert a PDF, but make it "lighter" by setting the opacity to 10% ("background watermark"). How to do that? A solution that works with texlive 2011 would be great. I use pdflatex and ...
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unattractive additive effect to opacity with pstricks

I'm using pstricks to highlight by boxing or circling replacement text in my math equations. But, I don't want this highlighting to occlude what's behind it. So, I've been setting opacity or ...
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Creating two filled plots that overlap with transparency

I'm using pgfplots to plot two filled curves. I'd like them to overlap transparently so that the "lower" figure can be seen through the "upper one". Using the forget style mode will draw the first ...
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esvect with transparency makes part of the arrow darker

When using the esvect package in a transparency context, one can see that the arrow is built by superposing two "blocks": a line and an arrowhead. But as the line overrides the arrow head, the center ...
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Formulae PNG anti-aliasing [closed]

I would like to render formulae in PNG format for use in various websites. The problem is, every rendering tool I've come across seems to assume a particular background color to perform anti-aliasing, ...
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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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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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Included pdf (wallpaper, or includegraphics) has different colors [duplicate]

Edit: Duplicate-clickers, please read on - I believe this case is different, for the following reasons: a) As I said in original post, I am not printing with Acrobat, but using Skim and Mac OSX ...
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Multiple PDFs with page group included in a single page warning

I updated TeX Live to the Ubuntu Quantal version (2012.20120611-4) and I suddenly got this warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page This is a minimal ...
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transparency of beamercolorbox and opaqueness of its text

this is a follow up question to How to make partially transparent beamercolorbox The question is that I would like to have a transparent beamercolorbox, but a not transparent text. What should I do? ...
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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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Transparent image background in beamer

I want to add a background image in my beamer presentation. The thing is that when I use \usebackgroundtemplate{ \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth, height=\paperheight]{cern-logo.jpg} } in my ...
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How to add a transparent shadow to a block in beamer?

Here my attempt to add a shadow to a block: \documentclass{beamer} % add a background image \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{\includegraphics[height=\paperheight]{example-image}} % use rounded ...
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How can I get transparency in beamer compiling with LaTeX in DVI mode?

This is a follow-up question to How to make partially transparent beamercolorbox I compiled the code in the answer from Gonzalo Medina, and I noticed the transparency only works with pdflatex. Is ...
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Problems with pdfLaTeX because of transparencies and transfer curves

I'm about to finish my report for this semester. My document inlucdes a lot of pictures and schematics from different (external) sources. Now the printery (prepress) is complaining about ...
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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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Re-cover Beamer overlays, while keeping a subphrase uncovered?

Original question In a Beamer presentation that I am writing, I have an itemize list and would like to make each item visible one-by-one. Then, starting on the slide after a given item appears, I ...
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Opaque-to-transparent gradient lost in embedded PDF figure

I have a figure created with Inkscape as SVG and exported as PDF. When I view the PDF directly (e.g. in OS X Preview), it shows correctly. When embedding it in a LaTeX document, it has problems with ...
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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 ...
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How to keep transparent fcolor box?

I am using \fcolorbox on a background that is itself colored; I don't need color inside the box, and I want its background to be transparent so that the background color shows through. The ...
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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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Overlay images and block in beamer

I found this slides on Internet with a very nice style. http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~tov/pubs/alms/alms-popl2011-slides.pdf How can I overlay blocks and image as in this slides? Specially this ...
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Partially transparent text box

I am trying to make a poster using beamer. Can any one please reply me, my question is: How can I make my boxes partially transparent so that my background will be visible through the boxes?
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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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How to create a figure with latex labels and handling transparency in gnuplot?

I am very fond of latex labels in my gnuplot figures, and the way I generate most of them is via the pslatex terminal. Here, I would like to take advantage of transparency in a figure (superimposed ...
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How to change white background of an included PDF to transparent

I have an external 100 pages PDF document (not created by pdflatex) that I \includegraphics page-wise into a beamer presentation. The external PDF document employs white as page color, but I need the ...
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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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Whitespace instead of all images [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to replace all pictures by white rectangles? Placeholder for figure/includegraphics I want all images to disappear, e.g. replace all images (defined by ...
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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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How to specify transparent colors?

What options are there to specify transparent colors, say the background in the example below? I thought xcolor would be able to do this but I can not find any reference to "alpha" or "transparency" ...
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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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Including a PDF with white background as transparent

I actually have two related questions. I have a PDF I want to use with includegraphics in a beamer presentation. This PDF has a white background, which I want to be considered as transparent (so ...
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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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Specify transparent background color?

I use Python-Sphinx to document some Python code I wrote. I'm using the pngmath extension to render LaTeX math expressions. The problem is, the background-color of the rendered images is white and the ...
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How do I get transparent text?

I am trying to make a picture for the cover of my thesis using LaTeX. I have a background picture and I would like to have transparent (math) text on top of it, how do I achieve this? I have tried to ...
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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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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 ...
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Transparent background for mdframed environment?

Is it possible to specify a transparent background colour for the mdframed environment, so that anything which might be underneath will be visible?
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PSTricks transparency does not work with MikTeX's XeLaTeX

I use MikTeX and have updated all packages several minutes ago. The problem is that XeLaTeX produces a weird result where the transparency parts become opaque. It is not caused by preview as ...
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Error “Dimension too large” (\@tempdima) when using HTML color 097054 with beamer's \setbeamercovered{transparent} option

The code \documentclass{beamer} \mode<presentation>{\setbeamercovered{transparent}} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \onslide<2>{\textcolor[HTML]{097054}{foo}} \end{frame} ...
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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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Transparency does not work correctly with alignment?

I would like to uncover a set of equations line by line with and the covered equations should be transparent. The problem occurs when I want to align those equations: somehow the transparency stops at ...
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Color distortion using transparent images in non-beamer documents [closed]

I've been using transparant images in beamer presentations for some years now. Originally some combinations of pdfLaTeX and PDF viewer (in particular TeX Live 2009 with Acrobat Reader) produced quite ...
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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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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} ...