transparency is about transparent material in (La)TeX documents

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Problem with transparency in plotting shapes

I am trying to plot shapes with transparency inside a baposter environment, however it does not plot with the transparency. To test this file you will need to also add the baposter class found here - ...
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How to create invisible item in Beamer Overlays case by case?

Please allow me to explain my situation. I am using Beamer overlay for a quiz. (And I love the pdf output). So, I give the students multiple choices on first slide. And next slide they get the answer. ...
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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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Tikz-3dplot - how to draw a translucent gray dome on my coordinate system?

below is my attempt to draw a dome around my coordinates for illustration purposes. I have found a few problems. First, it appears that tike-3dplot does not support fill opacity with ...
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pdflatex - transparent package seems not to work

I am trying to use the 'transparent' package, as shown in this answer: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{transparent} \begin{document} \colorbox{red}{% Black text in a red ...
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Interference between strokeopacity and fillopacity

I have a few circles in a drawing, and want to highlight some of them. \begin{tikzpicture} \coordinate (A1) at (0,0); \coordinate (A2) at (1,0); \coordinate (A3) at (1,1); \coordinate (B) at (1,0); ...
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LaTeX - mdframed shadow color/opacity

I currently have a problem with the mdframed shadow color. If I set the shadowcolor parameter to black, the shadow will actually be grey (I guess because it is not fully opaque...), as seen on the ...
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How to make slides with select transparency?

I checked out the Beamer manual and looked at 17.6 (the transparency section) but I cannot figure out how to do the following (and my lack of expertise with overlay must accent this). What I want: I ...
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Stencil images in PDF [duplicate]

Is there a way to use black-and-white images in a PDF as transparency masks for vector content? I know that I can use \pgfdeclaremask{maskname}{maskfile} \pgfimage[mask=maskname]{imagefile} for ...
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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Baffling interaction of Asymptote and Transparency

Context: I'm trying to use Asymptote to draw explanatory arrows and comments atop a semitransparent lstlisting environment. In the course of doing so I've encountered a bizarre interaction between ...
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Generating a transparent image from LaTeX

I have a T-shirt I designed in LaTeX, and now I need to convert the LaTeX to a white-foreground transparent-background image. How can I do that easily?
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Draw a transparency gradient arc over a rectangle with tikz

Consider the following code: % DOCUMENT TYPE \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Faulty opacity coloring in TikZ

Lately I've been having trouble with the colors in TikZ. When using opacity, the original color completely changes (red > blue-ish, yellow > green). Honestly I have no idea of the cause, but this ...
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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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How to set up beamer to grey out past items but hide future items?

I know about beamer's feature \setbeamercovered{invisible} and \setbeamercovered{transparent} to hide or grey out upcoming item's . But is there some way to have past items greyed (transparent) and ...
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How do you make a radial fading on top of a background image?

I have three objects that I want to superimpose on each other: Some text upon a background picture using a circle to create a radial fading from white to transparent so that it is possible to read the ...
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Beamer: transparency of a picture on section frame depending of section number

I'm a new Beamer user. The following code is there just to explain what I intent to do: Put on the "sectionpage" frames a picture with transparency, the transparency level being function of the ...
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Transparent png prints incorrectly from Reader

I have a transparent PNG over a tikzpicture. This prints fine from TeXworks (left image), but from Adobe Reader the transparent area is noticeable (right image). Since most people use Reader, this is ...
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Stop printing non-bold text in bold from PDF file [duplicate]

Despite everything, this problem is still occurring so I have re-opened the question. Even with: \pdfpageattr {/Group << /S /Transparency /I true /CS /DeviceRGB>>} Appended to the ...
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I need help, invisible window [closed]

I was playing with the different options in TeXnicCenter, when I came across the transparency option in the view tab. It lets you adjust the transparency between Adobe Reader and TeXnicCenter, and of ...
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Extending TikZ fadings to the very ends of a character

I'm having a problem with the "custom letter" that I've already asked two questions about. The following MWE illustrates the issue: \documentclass[border=4]{standalone} ...
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includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?

I am trying to generate PDF/A-1 compliant documents, in which transparency is not allowed. I would like to check, if included PDF and PNG images have transparency. Is there a TeX way to check this? ...
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Transparency inside empheq (color box)

I'm currently writing a formulary for dynamics and searched for a way to box important equations and have them coloured. The answer to my problem was the empheq package - for now. Now I'm facing the ...
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Nontransparent headline in Beamer

I have an arbitray frame with a headline that contains section names, small dots representing sections etc. Anyway, a standard Beamer headline that automatically on top of each frame. Next, I use: ...
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Package transparent, tcolorbox and tikz incompability [duplicate]

I had a problem with transparency, it wasn't show in pdf output. I have a similar problem with some tikz picture, that were not visualized well. I noticed that the problem with this two package ...
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Is it possible to add a white layer below an image? [duplicate]

I am creating a beamer presentation using the beetle color theme (gray background). I am loading eps images that do not have a white background layer and would like to add one. I do not want to edit ...
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Tikz and ctable incompatibility, gives error when printing

When I print a report I get an error: An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem ...
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pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs

I'm trying to include a pdf with a transparent gradient using pdflatex from texlive installed with macports. Using the article class (not standalone), the transparency of the included pdf is lost when ...
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Permanent Transparent Block in a Frame in Beamer

In a frame I have two blocks: the first is visible, while the second should be transparent. With \frame{ \frametitle{title} \begin{block}{title visible block} \end{block} ...
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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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Beamer - How to set frametitle box translucent so that backeground image can be seen blurred

everybody. I'm a newbie of beamer. I have encountered a problem as the title depicted. I've tried to search similar questions, but none of those can be applied to frametitle box. For example, ...
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Invisible and unselectable text

For alignment reasons (for boxes that align themselves on the text they contain), I currently use this command : \newcommand{\uplowtext}[1]{ \transparent{0.}TJPtjp \transparent{1.}#1 ...
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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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Relative transparency in TikZ?

I have always wondered whether it was possible to define some sort of "relative" transparency in TikZ. What do I mean? Sometimes, you want a node to be filled in order for its content to be readable ...
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Draw a transparent box (over a grid)

How can I draw a transparent box in Metafont? I would like to have something like the legend in this graph: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Articlecount_topten_wikipedia.svg. You could say I want ...
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transparent table cells in latex beamer

I tried almost every way I'm aware of to get some cells in the following table transparent. (e.g. transparent package) I have to use a specific background-image in this talk. ...
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TikZ: Mixing color with white and setting opacity with a white background yields different results

I noticed that 25% opacity with a white background yields a different result for me than mixing 75% white into the color. Why is that, and what would be the correct way to not have opacity but the ...
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Correct dynamic transparencies of blocks in beamer using \pause and \onslide

I'm using beamer with Antibes theme and \setbeamercovered{dynamic} option. I would like to have a block whose text is shown in two different frames. Here is my first try: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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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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radially increasingly opaque overlay ellipse with text

Say I have a pattern on which I'd like a radially shaded (from transparent on the outside to white on the inside) so that the background pattern fades to white around the text. How would I achieve ...
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Beamer dynamics with tcolorbox

How can I make a box of the tcolorbox-package appear in a beamer presentation? For exemple I want the box to appear together with point 3... ...
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Including certain graphics turns pages grey

When I include certain graphics in my LaTeX book, compile the tex file with pdflatex and then flatten the PDF, all the text on pages with either png or pdf graphics ends up grey instead of black. ...
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TikZ — rounded rectangle with transparent holes and custom width of borders

I'm trying to draw a rounded rectangle with round "holes" using this answer but I need the rectangle borders to be thick and "holes" borders to be thin. Is there a better way to do so than: ...
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Five percent circle with fuzzy edge using tikz

Consider the following code: % DOCUMENT TYPE \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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svg package interfers with opacity

As soon as I load the package svg, tikz does not handle opacity any longer. Here, an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{svg} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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Problem with opacity in pgfplots when using pstricks package

Can anyone tell me why doesn't opacity work in pgfplots when I include the package "pstricks" and how could I fix it? See for example the code below: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Good way of ignoring \draw, \fill or \node

I know three ways how to "ignore", or at least "hide" something in TikZ using [...] or \tikzset{bla/.style={...}}: [draw=none] (works like charm for \draw, but doesn't work for node contents; ...
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How to set opacity/transparency to vector image?

Hold your horses!. If you are hurrying to flag this as a duplicate of this question or this question none of those have an answer to what is asked here. Thanks for the attention though. I ...