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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} ...
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Prerendering PostScript commands in EPS with GhostScript makes transparent objects opaque

Background If the following PSTricks diagram % Circle.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \pspicture(-1,-1)(1,1) \rput(0,0){$E\not=mc^2$} ...
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latex-beamer: ambiguous highlighting with \setbeamercovered{transparent}

I am having problems with the following piece of code: \documentclass{beamer} \setbeamercovered{transparent} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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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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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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Techniques for embedding images with transparent backgrounds in LaTeX

I am trying to embed an image with a transparent background in my LaTeX poster. However a quick google search has taught me that it is not possible to do so. However I intend to know any clever ...
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\includegraphics PDF, color problem

I'm using pdflatex, and use \includegraphics to include content of figures from PDF. PDF are exported from InkScape. \begin{figure} [!h] \centering \includegraphics[height=3cm]{fig/SUSAN.pdf} ...
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Background transparency for PDF/SVG

I am using lua/xe/latex to generate a logo as a PDF and convert it to an SVG using pdf2svg for use on a web page. I would like to have a transparent background for the PDF and SVG. The transparent ...
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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 ...
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Alpha channel in colortbl

I'm using the colortbl package to color table cells. I've combined this w/ the xcolor package to define my own colors. However, it appears that xcolor does not support transparency. I saw the ...