Questions tagged [decorations]

part of the tikz/pgf bundle: the decoration libraries define a number of (more or less useful) decorations that can be applied to paths.

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Improving TikZ curved arrow with decorated path text

I have two questions working with this example: Circular Arrows and Text on Path 1. Is it possible to position the \arcarrow relative to some node? 2. Is it possible to have the text in the arrows 0, ...
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Venn diagram: how split the set in two parts

With this code \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[pattern=north east lines,pattern color=yellow] (4.5,2) ellipse[x radius = ...
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Drawing a set of elliptical shape partitions using tikz

I would like to draw a region of elliptical shape with 3 partitions. Each partition should be shaded and labeled differently (e.g., green, yellow and orange partition).
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Node contents when placing a node on path

In TikZ one can specify a node by a command like \path (0,0) node[node contents=A]; This is very useful if one wishes to apply a command to the text in the node, say, to avoid writing \node at (0,0) {...
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Why are lines appearing away from TikZ graph?

I'm trying to connect the ends of child nodes in TikZ. The lines form the correct shape (it should look like a triangle), but they are appearing weirdly displaced. I want the lines to connect the ...
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How to decorate 2 paths in the same graph?

There is a graph made of two addplot commands But the arrows must be in the same direction (the way of the top one), and the axis are gone (or made transparent). The two sections are two separate ...
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Decorating an edge of a cycle in tikz

I would like to decorate the top edge of this shaded square with rounded corners by a little circle. (Hopefully, I would use the decor defined below. My trials and errors got me errors only.) \...
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Decorations behave strange with tcolorbox frames

I'm trying to change how the frame of a tccolorbox looks like. The decoration works fine with a normal tikzpicture, but looks really odd when used as the decoration for a tcolorbox. Code: \...
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Decorate a centred title with pgfornament

Would you kindly give me a help to decorate a title with pgfornment package. I have the following code \newcounter{exo}[subsection] \newenvironment{exo}[1][] {\edef\@exer{#1}% \ifx\@exer\empty{}...
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Insert empty space between decoRule and figure

I wanted to insert a little space between the figure and the line of \decoRule. Instead \vspace{} is adding a space between the line and the caption. Does anyone know a why it does that? Thanks. EDIT: ...
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Decoration for self crossing lines/curves

Is it possible to define a decoration/postaction, for drawing a double line so that a self intersecting line will draw on top of itself? To show what I mean see these spirals: \documentclass[tikz, ...
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Wrong position of some ornamentations in the book's margins

I'm trying to setup some corners ornamentations with the pgfornament package. It works, but the horizontal position of some of the ornamentations is wrong and I don't know how to push them properly. ...
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How to add some fancy old style decoration in four corners of margins?

I would like to add some fancy-looking, old style decorations in the four corners of each page of the main part of a document, while keeping a small gap from the paper's edge to allow printing. Here's ...
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How to make a glowing text?

I'd like to achieve such a result, like when you apply a glowing effect to a text in an image editor. As I am already using tikz package in my document, it would be prefferable to use tikz's library. ...
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TikZ: Filled area with curvy end line

How can I have a filled area like this: With a curvy line. In the sense of: it continues here \documentclass[margin=5pt, tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[] \...
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Fit decoRule to picture lentgh

I am using decoRule to draw a line under my figure and before the caption. I would like to have this line with the same lenght of my picture. the code I am using is the following: \begin{figure} \...
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How to add finishing to a zig-zag line in tikzpicture

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing} \begin{document} \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[thick] (3,-...
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Center a plot relatively to the middle of a vertical segment

NEW POST Thanks to the code of Black Mild I have almost what I need. Here is what it remains to do. How to center the plot vertically relatively to the middle of the segment [T21 T22] where T21 and ...
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Frame all the content

I am looking for the way of creating one border frame around everything I have. Something like standalone class, but an outline insted of cropping. I would also like to manage margins, line thickness ...
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How to have a text decorated circumference automatically equal to the length of the text?

I would like to have some text decorated circles with their circumference automatically equal to the length of the text. That is something like my MWE but without calculating the radius manually by ...
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Plot decorated arrows in pgf?

Problematic I'd like to display a simple continuous graph and a set of vertical arrows whose height follow the shape of a function. The following diagram of flows in TikZ has this decoration \...
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Not able to draw arrows parallel to line

I am trying to draw a region. I am not able to draw arrows parallel to line connecting inner region to outer region. This is what I have and this is what I want The code I have so far is below. ...
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TiKZ decoration doesn't work

I am trying to get TikZ decorations to work, but so far without success. In this minimal example, I am trying to compile an example found in pgfmanual.pdf in section 20.2: \documentclass{article} \...
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Arrow is not aligned

I am tryinf to make a multi-connected region in tikz. The arrow on the circle inside is weirdly tilted or angled somehow. as can be seen in the zoomed picture. I coloured them so that it can be seen ...
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Unexpected behavior of arrow decorations on knots: Multiple arrows and gaps appear

I'm using the knots tikzlibrary to draw some knots, and wanted to orient my knots, i.e. add an arrow. I use a decoration style which I've called "arrowat", which inserts an arrow at the desired spot (...
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Add tiers of brackets under TikZ Forest nodes

I want to annotate some subparts of a language family tree by adding a bracket below them. Taking inspiration from another question, I currently get as far as \begin{forest} for tree={s sep=2mm, ...
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TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line?

Like this: .------<------. | | v ^ | | '------>------' I am currently using \begin{scope}[very thick,->] \draw (-4,1)--(-4,0)--(0.1,0); \draw (0,0)--...
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Book Chapter Decoration

How can I produce the following decoration, meant to be used in the chapters of a book?
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How do I position horizontally and vertically repeated brackets where text not lined up with centre

I am trying to replicate a diagram in a paywalled article and I'm having problems. It's using repeated curly brackets to demonstrate a hierarchy. But, because the ideas at each level in the hierarchy ...
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TikZ: text along path as node (again)

I would like to ask again the following question: TikZ: text along path as node That question was answered with a solution which was good enough for OP at the time. I would, however like to have an ...
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Text decoration below path

This should be a very simple question. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[-stealth,postaction={decorate,...
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How to italicize and underline a particular part of circular text?

I have drawn two concentric circles and divided them into three sectors containing some text. How do I decorate the text? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{...
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Decorating path with math symbols causes pdflatex to hang?

I need to decorate a path with some text that includes math symbols. I followed this example, which works fine as long as I only include text. Here is the MWE (minor changes compared to example to ...
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TikZ: decorate stroke thickness throws 'Dimenson too large' but looks fine (ditto marks)

I've working on some florishes on my ditto mark macro (see Tikz: use latex length for length of path (ditto marks)). Namely, using variable thickness for the strokes. Below it is implemented as the ...
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Mark at multiple positions

I'm drawing a symbolic image of a DNA with tikz: I did this using decorations.markings: \documentclass[margin = 12mm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \begin{...
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Plot the difference between two bezier curves

I have the following code to plot two parabola-like "functions": \begin{tikzpicture}[ remember picture, overlay ] \tikzmath{ \w = 4; \yVs0 = 2; \yVsl = 1; \yVsf = 3; \...
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TikZ: How to draw a pattern at the border of a not closed tikz path

"Based on the solution provided at TikZ: How to draw a pattern at the border of a tikz path I was able to do all the graphics in my thesis, except for one shape. As you can see in the graphic" ( ;-) ...
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TikZ: \foreach within Bracketed Arguments

I am trying to efficiently draw two concentric ellipses with four equally spaced dots at the cardinal directions using TikZ. Currently, I have the following code which generates the following image. \...
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Decorated arrow - New math symbols

I would like to add new arrows to the list of arrows below. This arrows will be used as math symbols. The first problem I met is that the first arrow has a bigger head than to two others. I would ...
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How to set different headers for different slides in beamer [closed]

I designed a few slides for a quiz show that I hosted. This question is about editing the headers differently in each slide. For reference, please find my output pdf here. In the first slide, the ...
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Decorate minted listing inside a tcolorobox [Merly done…]

I would like to decorate some listings just for pedagogical reasons. Here is a starting code where I can draw a line but I still fail to produce a frame. How can I do that ? \documentclass[12pt,...
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How to typeset maths above the curve of a function with TikZ, with the curve masked (or locally opacified) to improve readibility?

I want to label a family of curves representing a simple family of mathematical functions : x -> x²+c where c will take various values between, say, -6 and 6. I want to superpose the label directly ...
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How to typeset text along the curve of a mathematical function with TikZ

I want to label a family of curves representing mathematical functions by writing at some place of the curve the formula directly on the trace. More specifically, my family of curves is the very ...
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PGF decorations not working

I am trying to use the following custom pgfdecoration to draw bonds with varying length of the double bond while using chemfig. The code was obtained from the following link: How to alter the bond ...
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TikZ path with rounded corners and decorations.markings not working as expected (pos=0.0 at wrong location)

I want to put small round markings at fixed distances on a six-pointed star. There are two problems though: pos=0.0 is not at the expected location, but slightly shifted possibly due to the rounded ...
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How and where to change chapter decoration?

I downloaded a Latex template here. On every chapter (\chapter{}) the following decoration is displayed: How can I change it to an individual one?
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Random Double Arc Endpoint Angles

I am trying to add some randomness to a double arc using random steps. The top and bottom endpoints of the arc are not at the same angles as the same arc drawn normally. \documentclass{article} \...
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TikZ: Draw interrupted line with text and arrows

Refer to this question I try to draw an interrupted line, but with text below / above and arrows at both ends. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Linebreak in text which decorates a path using decorations.text

Is it possible to use a linebreak in a text which decorates a path? Consider the following MWE: % Circular arrows with text % Author: Tom Bombadil \documentclass[tikz,border=10pt]{standalone} \...
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Rotate circular text

I am trying to approximate the following logo. This is necessary because we might do some corrections to the text, and especially the colors, so it is not desirable to keep going back into an image ...

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