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Convert font letters to vector format and fill with a pattern

I have worked with Illustrator and CorelDraw and I usually take fonts and convert them to curves after which I would fill in the curves with patterns, merge them with other vectors or the sort. Is it ...
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Are there examples written in PSTricks and they cannot be done using TikZ?

I am comparing the cores of PSTricks with TikZ and their capabilities. I am not considering whether or not a library has been implemented. Are there examples written in PSTricks and they cannot be ...
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How to get intersection point(s) of two glyphs?

Longer post I'd like to introduce you my long-term task which I wish to see solved one day. Let's have two glyphs (any fonts, glyphs, location, transformation), one fixed, one moveable and some (...
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Is there is a package so you can add text with visual effects like “WordArt” from “Word”

I am elaborating a business card style for LaTeX but I found out that even if I have the style and margin for the cards I can not make it look "pretty" like other text editors without overusing text-...
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Writing practice sheets - dotted letters

I would like to make writing practice sheets similar to the following. How can you make "dotted" fonts like this? The closest I saw on this forum was How can I convert text to paths with pdflatex? ...
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How can I get multiline outlined/shaded text in LaTeX?

How can I get multiline text highlighted by means of outlining or shading? I found some solutions (contour, shadowtext, pdf-trans) but none able to wrap multiline text. Some examples of outlined and ...
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Finding centroid of the content in whole tikzpicture, scope or node

Does TikZ allow moderately easy implementation of finding centroid of the content in tikzpicture, scope or node? Could you show it? Let's say the only assumption is intuitive one, that each 1pt dot ...
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How to fill a region bounded by a character and a graphic object with a color?

There are 5 white regions bounded by the ellipse and character R as shown in the following figure. I want to fill EACH of these regions with a UNIQUE/DIFFERENT/DISTINGUISHABLE color. How to do ...
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Referring to tikzpicture center

How I can refer to the current or some other tikzpicture's center? Is there anything like (current picture.center) or (previous picture.center)? I'm asking about straight solutions, not requiring to ...
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Text in TikZ with perspective (not just slant)

I want to display text in TikZ that is perspectively distorted, like so: (checkered pattern added for illustration only) There are many similar solutions on TeX.SE (here, here, or here), but all of ...
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How to make this letter as similar as possible in TikZ?

I have this MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{vmargin} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \setpapersize{A4} \setmargins{2....
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Generating a fractal letter and/or alphabet?

Is it possible in TeX or MetaFont etc. to generate a "character" that displays as a single letter at one scale but as a different character or even an entire alphabet at different scales? So at ...