# Monochrome in Tikz [duplicate]

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how to create PDF in grayscale mode or TikZ figure only?

How to convert tikz figure in monochrome?

Example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw[red] circle (1);
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


But i need the below result:

## marked as duplicate by Jake, Regis da Silva, Peter Grill, Torbjørn T., lockstepJul 19 '12 at 15:54

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## 1 Answer

If the monochrome model must be applied to all the document, you can pass the monochrome option to xcolor:

\PassOptionsToPackage{monochrome}{xcolor}
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw[red] circle (1);
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


For some particular tikzfigure environment(s) you can use the approach mentioned by Jake in his answer to how to create PDF in grayscale mode or TikZ figure only?.

• However this will change the colour mode for the entire document, not only the tikz figure. This is fine if the figure is in a standalone file, but as part of a bigger document, you may not want to do that. The answer provided by @jake in the question he linked is probably more appropriate. – ArTourter Jul 19 '12 at 2:37
• @ArTourter you're right. I've added some comment about this to my answer. Thank you! – Gonzalo Medina Jul 19 '12 at 2:40