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How to draw a shape like this using TikZ? enter image description here

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    I think you can find a similar example in pgfmanual. If I'm not wrong is the example for \newshape. Some preaction will reproduce two or three times to look like your example. – Ignasi Dec 11 '14 at 15:02

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Section 102.5.3 Command for Declaring New Shapes of the pgf manual contains an example declaring a document shape similar to the one you requested. Adding a double copy shadow to this shape gives you the desired result.

The code (adjust the settings according to your needs):


\inheritsavedanchors[from=rectangle] % this is nearly a rectangle
% ... and possibly more
\backgroundpath{% this is new
% store lower right in xa/ya and upper right in xb/yb
\southwest \pgf@xa=\pgf@x \pgf@ya=\pgf@y
\northeast \pgf@xb=\pgf@x \pgf@yb=\pgf@y
% compute corner of ‘‘flipped page’’
\pgf@xc=\pgf@xb \advance\pgf@xc by-7.5pt % this should be a parameter
\pgf@yc=\pgf@yb \advance\pgf@yc by-7.5pt
% construct main path
% add little corner



  double copy shadow={
    shadow xshift=-0.5ex,
    shadow yshift=-0.5ex
  line width=1pt,
  text width=1cm,
  minimum height=1.7cm
  ] {};


If this is to be used many times, you can define a style to simplify the code.

  • Thank you very much. This is what I am looking for! Thanks. – Anderson Dec 12 '14 at 3:01
  • Moreover, would you please give me the pgf manual link, the TeXample.net manual did not have the section 102.5.3. – Anderson Dec 12 '14 at 3:08
  • @Anderson You're welcome. Always look up documentation in CTAN. Here's the link to the manual: mirrors.ctan.org/graphics/pgf/base/doc/pgfmanual.pdf – Gonzalo Medina Dec 12 '14 at 17:07

Here is one solution. If you want to reuse it many times you can put it in a pic.


  \foreach \i in {1,2,3} {
      \draw[bottom color=black!7, top color=white, drop shadow={shadow xshift=-.4ex}]
        (0,0) -- ++(3,0) -- ++(0,3)  -- ++(-1,1) -- ++(-2,0) -- cycle;
      \draw (3,3) -| (2,4);

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  • @Anderson you are welcome. Even if is not clear by who it was solved ;) – Kpym Dec 12 '14 at 6:09

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