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Create xkcd style diagram in TeX

The unique style of the diagrams at xkcd has an informative but nice hand-drawn touch. I guess they are actually drawn by hand but just recently on our partner site for Mathematica someone asked how ...
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Torn page effect

[See Torn paper: matching up the torn edges for more on this topic, as well as better illustrations of the final product.] I have a document with a lot of short excerpts from another book scattered ...
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Toward a Stamper Package

Imagine that you want to simulate a hand stamp on every page in some large documents. It must be an imperfect print, with random page-to-page variations in ink intensity, fading, rotation and blur. ...
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Handwritten comments and annotations in margin

Is it possible to typeset handwritten comments and annotations in the margins around a paragraph like in the example below? What would be the closest approximation of this done in LaTeX?
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Fill style that looks like hand-drawn / hand-filled with crayon

How to generate in LaTeX (TikZ or something similar) the following image: This was not drawn by hand, as far as I known, but with some Mac tool.
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How can I put real notes in the margin?

I'm looking to write a fictional description/discussion by a 'scholar' of an alien race for an RPG, but I can see this being handy elsewhere. I'd like to put his 'notes' in the margins of some text he'...
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How can we draw a Hannukah Menorah with decorations, using TikZ?

In the spirit of the festive season and How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ?, I would like to use TikZ for drawing a Hannukah Menorah. There are many different styles of ...
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Simulating paintbrush strokes in TikZ

I am wondering if there exists a way to simulate paintbrush strokes in TikZ when filling in a shape. So given the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{...
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TiKZ: “hand-drawn” explosion

Is there an elegant way to simulate a handdrawn explosion as shown in the following image using tikz?
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Customizing \fill and line in TikZ

How I can draw these (flexible) nodes and arrow? (as in this presentation) A MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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TikZ two-blocks matrix

I would like to get a plot like the one I sketched below, basically two blocks of the same matrix with arrows going up and anti-diagonally for the red block and arrows going up for the green one. The ...
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How can we draw Christmas animations with TikZ?

In the spirit of How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ?, how can we realize Christmas animations with TikZ? For example: or also:
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List of all modules in ConTeXt

Is there a comprehensive updated list of modules currently maintained? The ConTeXt wiki page for modules provides some but I am not sure if it is updated and which ones would be obsolete. It would be ...
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Conditional using non-integer numbers

I am trying to generate fractals using affine transformations. I need to generate a random number in the interval (0,1), and depending on the value of this random number choose a function to ...
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“Countryball” comic with TikZ. How to shade a 3D object with different stripes on it?

Countryball (if I'm not mistaken originally Polandball) is a web comic versing on crude political jokes, some of which I find hilarious. In some sense, the idea is analogous to the spherical cow ...
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Have a new seed in pgfmath more often

I'm using pgfmath in my code since I need some randomness and I want the seed used for the randomness to be updated each time I compile. I read that pgfmath is updating the seed every minute, which is ...
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How can I reproduce the chemmacros logo style?

I'd like to reproduce the chemmacros logo style, as seen in chemmacros documentation I checked the source .tex file, but the logo is loaded from another pdf "chemmacros-logo.pdf" that is nowhere to ...
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Tabular with lines in hand drawn style

According to this possibility with tikz pictures (Simulating hand-drawn lines) is there any way to get "hand-drawn lines" in tabulars?
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drawing a “hand-drawn” circle (of sorts)

I would like a better approach to drawing something approximating a hand-draw circle using tikz: \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \...
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Drawing randomly ragged lines in technical drawings

I am having issues getting started on drawing a randomly ragged line, with finite variation, between two endpoints. The random function which uses variable rnd I think can be used, for instance, ...
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crossing out whole slide with LaTeX beamer

Is there a way to draw a huge red cross (x) on top of a slide in LaTeX beamer? I want to discuss a position and then say that it is definitely wrong and mark this by crossing out the whole page. It ...
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Is possible give the handwrite aspect to other thing?, as ncline, rectangles,… in PStricks?

Viewing doc, I realized that there is an option (similar to linestyle=¿handwrited? ;-) ) to simulate handwriting. Is possible give this aspect to other elements as triangles, poligons, curves, ...
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Random non erratic domain in tikz

Is there a way to draw something like this In tikz, without being overly erratic like Drawing random paths in TikZ ?
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Tikz: How to indicate/display overlapping lines

I have the following simple picture: Is there a way to better illustrate the small overlapping interall of LS and LD? I know I could define this area by another line for example and use different ...
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Bloody decorations

there is a family tree from the BBC Website and I'm wondering if it is possible to use tikz decorations to create such "blood lines". Does anybody have an idea?
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Simulating hand-drawn on curve lines, make a cycle AND fill it if necessary

Reading this question : Simulating hand-drawn lines and following Percusse's idea I tried this : But is it possible to "hide" the multido code in a style command and pass the parameters throu keys. ...
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draw a technical instrument geophone

Could you help to draw the geophone? \documentclass[border=5mm,tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing,patterns} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \pgfmathsetmacro{\...
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A gift symbol with text underneath in tikz [closed]

I wish to draw a parcel wrap symbol that has text "A gift from ..." underneath. The knot should not be too realistic, as shown in the figure. The vertical rope should be removed so that text appears ...
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Is it possible to draw a 3d plot as line art with tikz?

Is it possible to draw a 3d plot as line art with tikz? For example, Is it possible to draw z=x*exp(-x^2-y^2) with smooth line art style? Something like the following figure for z=x^3-3x*y^2.
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How to draw this in tikz?

I have the following drawing, that I want to somehow replicate in tikz (or similar if that would be easier). The important part that I cannot figure out is how to have the arrow/semi-cone opening up ...

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