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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Truncate tikz snake decoration without changing frequency

I would like to draw a diagram of a wave penetrating a body, well several bodies. Or in some cases appear to go through a hollow cylinder. Since all of this is projected onto a 2d plane, this effect ...
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How to draw path of contour integral enclosing imaginary axis

I have practically no experience with Tikz but was able to piece together this diagram of a contour integral enclosing the imaginary axis. It was produced with this code. \documentclass[tikz,...
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decorations.markings: hiding the path behind

I am drawing a chain (of the metal type) using the decorations.markings library but have a couple of problems: I'd like to remove the path behind the chain. I can't set the color of the path to hide ...
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Tikz decorations inheriting styles?

Is there any way to control whether the paths drawn by tikz path replacing inherit the styles of the original path? In trying to answer this question, I noticed that the thickness is (by default) not ...
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balance pre-length and post-length

In Can TikZ dashed lines emulate PSTricks dashed lines?, @Dominic asked if one can balance the dash pattern so that an ant living on the curve cannot distinguish the two ends. Same problem arise ...
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Draw a line under a figure that match the figure lentgh

I am using a line under a figure to make it more aesthetic. I am having a problem with matching the line length with the figure length. Here's a MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{...
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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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Rectanglar cloud shaped node in TikZ

I am trying to make an automatically scaling rectangular cloud shape around a node in TikZ. The first attempt below gives a cloud shaped like an ellipse, but I don't like that. I would like it to be ...
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Tikz decoration.tex library broke my plots

I have an plot like this: \documentclass[]{standalone} %\usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \usetikzlibrary{intersections} \begin{...
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How to match the corners of a decorated rectangle in tikz

This may look duplicate but I'm trying to draw a specific bump-decorated rectangle for an invitation card on the basis of the following picture: So, I've been using the decoration library of tikz, ...
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parallel tables and in-between lines

How can I create the following table? Actually, it includes 2 tables and some lines connecting to cells each time. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} \usepackage{ucs} \...
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How to get random-steps decorated tables?

I use tikz's decoration={random steps} a lot in a document for boxes and separator lines. In the same document I have tables set as tabularx, but the cell backgrounds / lines in those tables are ...
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Decoration of (relative) segments of Bézier curves

I would like to modify a bezier curve in tikz, e.g. \draw (0,0) .. controls +(87:2.3) and +(50:-0.7) .. (1,1); in such a way, that a part in the middle is draw with dots (instead of a full solid ...
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How to make the arrow more natural?

I have no idea to put the arrow into natural way. The source code is like the below \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [decorate,decoration={coil,segment length=7.2mm,aspect=1,amplitude=2mm},->,>=...
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Aligning text along a sector of a circle

How can I align text along the circumference of a circle like this using TikZ? Please ignore the icons. I tried using paths and decorations, but I don't know how to constrain the text to each sector. ...
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Decorate a TikZ node with black corners

I want to decorate a rectangular node with little black boxes in the corners: So far, I was able to put a black box in the lower left corner using the decorations.markings TikZ library: \tikzset{ ...
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Why does the pic option get passed through to the entire object?

Description This question follows from the question Why is the decoration marker off center? where we found what was causing the problem, but not why it was being caused in the first place. It seems ...
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Why is the decoration marker off center?

Description I am making a graph and am using a decoration marker to make square nodes between the circular ones. That had been working fine until I wanted to add a decoration between T_t and I_t (...
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PGFplots: decorating plot but not legend

Using PGFplots, I would like to apply a decoration to a plot but not to the corresponding legend entry. Is there a way to do this? Here is an example: I'd like the legend image to be just the line, ...
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Can't use xshift with decorations.markings in tikz

I am using the library decorations.markings to mark the middle of a plot with a \node: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \tikzset{midmark/...
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“perpendicular shift” for paths

I am trying to draw several parallel arrows between the same nodes, to get roughly this result: What I would need is a hypothetical perpendicular shift key, which would shift the edge along its ...
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Line with intervals using tikzpicture [duplicate]

I have used following image as inspiration for my line. In my case there are 10 instances with different intervals. With some (ok a lot) help I have so managed to make this code \documentclass[paper=...
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How to prune nodes in a tree using graph syntax

I want to indicate that nodes have been removed from a tree. Lets say the code looks like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{graphs} \usetikzlibrary{graphdrawing} \...
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Hide C label from the vector

I have this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings,arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \coordinate (B) at (1,2); \coordinate (A) at (3,4); \...
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How to draw a real corkscrew

I would like to draw a real screw like in image below. Any codes in tikz, asymptote or pstricks are welcomed! In order do not confuse with my linked question about laser who as well is based on ...
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Problem with decorations in a small TikZ picture [closed]

When working on yesterday's update on my answer to the december challenge (a dcorated tree), I encountered a problem: if I choose the picture's dimensions to small, then it fails with Dimension too ...
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Decorations on multiple paths

I am trying to re-orient the decorations on two paths so that the arrows on the bottom one face the other way. I name the paths as follows \begin{tikzpicture} [decoration={markings, ...
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Change angle of decoration or pattern along a path independently

I want to give the impression of a wall, but the diagnals i drew cross each other. I just want them to follow around the corner like pictured on the left \begin{tikzpicture}[ media/.style={...
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How to add snow to this tikz drawing of a mountain?

I edited Elena Botoeva's tikz example to draw a mountain. Here's what it looks like: The picture is intended to be more symbolic than realistic. Here's the LaTeX/tikz code for drawing it: \...
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PGFPlots: Math, commands and braces in text along path

Following my question here about how to plot a text along a path another question came up. How can I add math or commands with \command to the text along the path? This here works: postaction={...
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Decorate path at points specified by function

I know that I can decorate a path at evenly spaced intervals using mark=between positions 0.1 and 0.9 step 0.25 ... etc. Is it possible to specify the points at which to draw decorations using a ...
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Drawing abstract region with partitions using tikz

I want to draw an abstract region with five partitions, where each partition is shaded and labeled differently. An example region (without the shading) would be as follows:
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Is there any tutorial on writing custom tikz decorations? [closed]

I'd like to code a new decoration for TikZ. Is there any tutorial, howto, manual or anything on the web, or should I just study the source?
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How can I add stippling to elements of my tikz diagrams?

Okay so I think everyone knows how to draw a sphere in Tikz \tikz{ \fill [black] (-1,-1) rectangle (1,1); \shade [ball color=white] (0,0) circle [radius=1cm]; } But how can I add to it this effect ...
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Tikz - decorations.markings marks location problem

Why blue and red lines don't fit the black line, and why are they overlap each other ? \documentclass[tikz,margin=5pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \begin{...
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How to correct tikz '\draw' location by hand?

I want to make a brace to the right of two nodes but I don't want it to be attached to but I want some extra space. For the starting location my solution seems to work well but for some reason the ...
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Drawing a picture in texmaker showing decorations errors

Here is the code that I want to use in Tex Maker. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgf} \usetikzlibrary{decorations} \begin{...
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Additional parallel paths and “shorten”

A while ago, I have stumbled upon a very nice solution for parallel paths drawn with TikZ, which can be found here: Draw additional parallel paths in TikZ. However, when trying to use this for my ...
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TikZ: correct position for arrowhead when using partway modifiers

My question is a more complicated case of this one. I am trying to make the arrowhead of an arrow decorated with snake be well-centered, but using the solution suggested in the other question causes ...
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How to get decoration text to be right side up instead of upside down

I am drawing arrows in a block diagram and using decorations.text to label them. Arrows going left to right are fine: the labels are upright. But arrows going right to left are appearing upside down. ...
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enumeration lists with special decorations

Within an enumerated list, I would like some "meta"-level annotations: Mark a single, specific item in boldface, or another colour, or have an arrow point at it from the left margin, or surround it ...
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Chapter title with decorative separator [duplicate]

Where can I find the decorative separator pictured here? I want to add it to the (nearly complete) chapter title below. Note: the program I use (Latexian) has the most common packages installed, but ...
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drawing snake decoration in a box tikz

I am trying to draw some snake decorations in a box using tikz library but couldn't achieve what I want. Why there is mis-alignment between the actual markings and the snakes. I am using the following ...
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Adding arrows to rectangles in TikZ

Is it possible to decorate rectangles with arrows? I used: \node [draw,rectangle,minimum width=4cm,minimum height=4cm](r){}; But then it is really difficult to line up an edge so that it's level ...
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TikZ decoration to draw a winding or twisting ribbon

I enjoy TikZ styles and decorations a lot, but I still dabble with them. I know how to draw ribbons with a style, if they aren't meant to twist. But I'd like to define a style that has a twist of the ...
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Pgfplots: plot text along function

I want to illustrate a material model, especially the identical loading and unloading path, which are illustrated via arrows that follow the material model in the following picture. I want to put ...
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How can I use a variable from xstring with the text along path decoration from tikz?

Issue How can I get proper text expansion for text=\somevariable in a tikz text decoration. I think I have an expansion problem here. Set \releasedate Extract year from \releasedate in \...
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How can I set the position of text along path in tikz more precisely?

Explanation It seems that nodes can be carefully placed on paths using pos=.25 (i.e. 25% from node BEGIN to node END) when using -- syntax (see Example A). Problem I cannot have the same precision ...
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How to add arrows near the plot path and fill the area under this path?

I'd like to draw a closed plot path filled with pattern and surrounded by arrows: When I used @Jake's solution to add arrows (Decorate a path with little arrows parallel to it) then the pattern made ...
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Solved: border decoration produces an additional but displaced arrow tip [closed]

I would like to use decorated paths with arrow heads. But if I use the border decoration, something happens with the arrow tip positioning: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,amsmath, amssymb,...