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I'm currently writing a book, and I was wondering if you guys could display your chapter designs:

  • Complex - have different formatting
  • Beautiful and awesome
  • With the tex source code
  • Nothing original. Something you've made/customized

I have seen the chapters from the memoir class, but I would like something that's custom-made and not from a class.

I think this would be very motivational and inspiring stuff!

Here's my chapter design:

\documentclass[headinclude,footinclude,openany]{scrbook}
\usepackage[eulerchapternumbers,pdfspacing]{classicthesis}
\usepackage{arsclassica}
\usepackage{changepage}

\strictpagecheck

\titleformat{\chapter}[block]%
        {\normalfont\Large\sffamily}%
        {{\color{halfgray}\chapterNumber\thechapter%
        \hspace{10pt}\vline}  }{10pt}%
        {\spacedallcaps}[\chapterdecoration]

\definecolor{halfgray}{gray}{0.55}

\newcommand\anglei{-45}
\newcommand\angleii{45}
\newcommand\angleiii{225}
\newcommand\angleiv{135}

\newcommand\chapterdecoration{%
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay,shorten >= -10pt]
\coordinate (aux1) at ([yshift=-15pt]current page.north east);
\coordinate (aux2) at ([yshift=-410pt]current page.north east);
\coordinate (aux3) at ([xshift=-4.5cm]current page.north east);
\coordinate (aux4) at ([yshift=-150pt]current page.north east);
\checkoddpage
\ifoddpage
\else
\coordinate (aux1) at ([yshift=-15pt]current page.north west);
\coordinate (aux2) at ([yshift=-410pt]current page.north west);
\coordinate (aux3) at ([xshift=4.5cm]current page.north west);
\coordinate (aux4) at ([yshift=-150pt]current page.north west);
\renewcommand\anglei{-135}
\renewcommand\angleii{135}
\renewcommand\angleiii{-45}
\renewcommand\angleiv{45}
\fi
\begin{scope}[halfgray!40,line width=12pt,rounded corners=12pt]
\draw
  (aux1) -- coordinate (a)
  ++(\angleiii:5) --
  ++(\anglei:5.1) coordinate (b);
\draw[shorten <= -10pt]
  (aux3) --
  (a) --
  (aux1);
\draw[opacity=0.6,halfgray,shorten <= -10pt]
  (b) --
  ++(\angleiii:2.2) --
  ++(\anglei:2.2);
\end{scope}
\draw[halfgray,line width=8pt,rounded corners=8pt,shorten <= -10pt]
  (aux4) --
  ++(\angleiii:0.8) --
  ++(\anglei:0.8);
\begin{scope}[halfgray!70,line width=6pt,rounded corners=8pt]
\draw[shorten <= -10pt]
  (aux2) --
  ++(\angleiii:3) coordinate[pos=0.45] (c) --
  ++(\anglei:3.1);
\draw
  (aux2) --
  (c) --
  ++(\angleiv:2.5) --
  ++(\angleii:2.5) --
  ++(\anglei:2.5) coordinate[pos=0.3] (d);   
\draw 
  (d) -- +(\angleii:1);
\end{scope}
\end{tikzpicture}%
}

\begin{document}
  \mbox{}\newpage
  \mbox{}\newpage

  \chapter{Part 1: Introduction}
  \label{chap:part_1_introduction}
  
  \lipsum[1-4]
  
  % chapter part_1_introduction (end)
  
  \newpage

  \chapter{Part 2: Outline of this Book}
  \label{chap:part_2_outline_of_this_book}
  
  \lipsum[1-4]
  
  % chapter part_2_outline_of_this_book (end)
  
  \newpage
\end{document}

which makes this:

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    Presumably if you don't want it from a class you would also not want it from a package, so you want someone to do it for you. The memoir class does provide some chapter styles but it also shows the code for them as a help to enable you to create your own style. There is at least one other document/package showing/providing chapter styles. Do it yourself! --- GOM Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 18:03
  • No. I already have my own custom-made chapter design. I just want to see what other people have made! Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 18:21
  • @SingularisArt edit into your question your custom-made design and code if you have made one then so people do not view this as a "do-it-for-me" question which it 99.9999% is. There are already links on here and google searches that will show you chapter designs made with latex, maybe not with the code which is what it seems you want.
    – user245306
    Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 19:19
  • Take a look here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/85904/…. I got this idea from that link Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 19:27
  • @LaccaseTVersicolor I've updated the question showing my chapter design. Commented Mar 25, 2022 at 19:34

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