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TiKz Path Exclusion - Compound Shapes (pathfinder functionality)

On Adobe Illustrator, it is very easy to use Pathfinder to create compound shapes by (using the path exclude function with the shape to be retained in the back layer and all paths to be removed in ...
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How to clip text from a drawn rectangle in Tikz?

Rather than defining a specific color for some text in a drawn box, I want the text to be clipped from the box so that the paper color is visible. Here's the MWE: \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{...
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Plot back half sphere with tikz

I have found related questions but none of them is exactly what I want. With tikz I can plot a shaded sphere as follows \documentclass[crop,tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz-3dplot} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Clipped scope's bounding box

In the following example, I \clip out a 3x3 rectangle of an image. I'd expect the resulting scope to have a bounding box of 3x3, so the two text nodes should line up with the extent of the clipped ...
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Tikz with fillbetween two defined paths

Setup: using Tikz in beamer. I want to fill with color a region delimited by some line segments and a circle. Since I did not manage to use \clip together with paths, I looked around and found this ...
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Creating a hairline with tikz

I need some help drawing arbitrary shapes with hairline strokes. Goal: To draw a transparent hairline stroke, which would show the background sea-green color in this example, an inner stroke, and an ...
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Clipping in Scopes Works Different on Backgrounds

Currently, I would like to include background images in circles. For the sake of simplicity, I use colors in the MWE. When I use clipping in scopes on backgrounds they work in a different way than I ...
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How to fill area between several paths

I have the folling tikz code, where several paths intersect each other. I struggle to find a way to fill the six different regions of the resulting picture, each with a different pattern (not ...
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Curved Scissor Cut in TikZ

I'm searching for a good looking solution for drawing a cut with scissor symbols with Tikz. My starting point, which explains what is to be done looks as follows: The corresponding current LaTeX/Tikz ...
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TikZ: Expand stroke

I'm trying to draw some spirals and asked this question some days ago. The answer by hpekristiansen is great and helps a lot but as it's not clear if the spiral is right- or left-handed by looking at ...
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TikZ style that shifts a path perpendicular

Is it possible to define a TikZ style that shifts a path perpendicularly? I.e., the resulting path should be obtained from the given path by shifting every point, say, 0.1cm to the right, orthogonal ...
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best way to skip a path/shape

I wonder if there is a conveniant way to skip a path/shape. For example, I can use \draw (0, 0) -- [clip path={...}] (2, 3); or \draw (0, 0) -- [clip path name=<path name>] (2, 3); or \draw (0, ...
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How to apply a clipping mask with TikZ

Without rewriting the code, I want the part where the circles overlap to be transparent so it appears white (or whatever colour is hiding behind the circles). Graphic designers might refer to this ...
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Semicircle from a circle in TikZ

Referring to the \clip answer in Drawing a semicircle in TikZ, I wanted to draw a semicircle. But the approach doesn't work here. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \...
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Crop image to path created in TikZ?

Is it possible to use a curved path created in TikZ within a LaTeX document to crop an image to fit it, or should I do this in (eg) GIMP outside the document and just insert the image? I have the (...
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How to fix circles as background and write text and insert figures in the foreground in a0poster?

Please find the MWE below and kindly help me to fix my issues. \documentclass[portrait,a0b,posterdraft]{a0poster} %% posterdraft is for printing the poster on a4 size. \usepackage[paperheight=119cm,...
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Clipping shaded areas to a curve boundary

I am trying to draw the following graph, but I failed to achieve it. What is wrong with this code \documentclass{beamer} \beamertemplatenavigationsymbolsempty \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Contour around intersected (clipped) area

I would like to know how to draw a (visible) contour around a clipped figure in Latex. As a basic example, consider some basic Venn diagram like that: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{scope} \clip ...
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Tikz: convert a (fit) node into a path, for clipping, filling

I would like to do something like here in order to clip text outside of an area. But I'd like to specify the area using precisely a given node (that, in my case, is constructed using fit). The thing ...
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How to issue a warning when something is clipped in TikZ?

As the title states, I'd like to know if it's possible to issue a LaTeX warning if something was clipped in a tikzpicture. And, if so, how would I achieve this? My use case is that I'm working on a ...
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crop region outside a path

this is the first time i code with tikz and i'm stuck in trying to delete everything outside the path drawn in black. Can anyone help me? \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \x in {-15,-14.5,-14,-13....
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Fill intersections using clipping

I am trying to obtain something similar to the attached figure, however I am not getting all the intersections correctly colored, any help? \documentclass[border=1mm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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tikz inverted clipping of named paths

I'm trying to employ the extremely cool inverted clipping from this question in combination with reusage of named paths with the use path key I stole from this question. However, it seems like my ...
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How do i clip the border of an area?

I want to clip the parts of an area such that a path which goes through it proceed at the border of the area. It should look like that but there must be a better solution instead of cutting with that ...
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Inverse clipping and decorated paths

I tried to implement the suggestions of this answer (Paul Gaborit's invclip) to make a "spotlight" effect (to be used with beamer). It works perfectly with simple shapes, but things get tricky when ...
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Soft clip defined by domain fails in fill between for one of tables

I cannot understand why figure (a) does not display the filled region, while (b) does. PGF reports the following warning: Package pgf Warning: fill between skipped: the first input path is empty. ...
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Properly Clipping in Tikz?

With the amazing help of this community, I draw the picture below some months ago. Back then, I was very happy with it; but as time goes by, I want my figures to look better and better. As you can see ...
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TikZ clip shapes using several (built in) shapes

I'm looking for a way to draw one image composed of a union of multiple cloud shapes. The following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Inverted clipping using node shape?

I'm am able to invert clipping regions (as discussed in this question) and to use node shapes for clipping (as discussed in this one), but I'd like to combine the two, and I don't see quite how to do ...
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Connecting text and graphics

The idea was shamelessly stolen from: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/connecting-text-and-graphics/ This is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,tkz-euclide} \usetkzobj{all} \...
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How to write a text on a curve, removing a piece of it in this section? (No fill=white)

I would like to erase a piece of graph where I want to put a label. I do not want to place there rectangles of color. The background color can be changed. At this stage, I do not know what will be the ...
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Straightforward gaps in crossing lines with gapless background highlights?

I'm drawing some crossing lines, some of which are emphasized by a thick, gray line in the background. Now, I'd like to have gaps where the lines cross, and I am able to achieve this by using inverted ...
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How to clip with a path between customized, bent sides (e.g. as drawn by edges from graphs)?

In the next MWE, I tried to clip by using a path drawn by edges between nodes, a circle, but I didn't succeed. It's not essential to draw it using automata, though. But the point is: being able to ...
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TikZ: even odd clipping using named path by intersections library

I would like to generate the following Venn diagram: which can be generated by the following \documentclass[tikz,margin=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,intersections} \...
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I put \pgfresetboundingbox after \clip, what should the bounding box be?

Short question After a \clip and a \pgfresetboundingbox, the bounding box is permanently (0,0)rectangle(0,0). How can I turn on the bounding-box calculation and obtain a fairly small bounding box? ...
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Reverse clipping in a 3D figure - Projection issue

I have an issue with a reverse clipping on a 2D surface represented in a 3D space. Although the reversed clipping is working, the cut part is not projected on a plane. Here is the MWE: \...
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shading region bounded by several curves [duplicate]

I have the following code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [color=red,fill=red,fill opacity=1.0] (-0.67,1.06) circle (2.41cm); \draw [color=white,...
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How to clip a gap between a word and its "shadow"

I want to achive a text effect like this: It is the "gap" between the word and the shadow. I understand I have to use two layers to create shadow and word. But I don't know how to clip the shadow ...
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Rotate and clip shading in TikZ

I'm trying to produce a copy of the right hand side of this picture using TikZ shadings. I thought it would be a simple task but it has proven itself difficult (at least for me). First I couldn't ...
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How does TikZ clipping work? (the size ot the output)

Consider the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \clip (1,1) rectangle (9,9); \foreach \x in {0,...,10} \foreach \y in {0,...,10} ...
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How to clip shapes within a double path

I need to clip the circle so only the part of the circle within the path is visible (my output is the reverse). This is the code I have tried. What am I doing wrong? \documentclass{book} \usepackage{...
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TIkZ: fit clipped nodes

I would like to draw a box that encloses several shapes using the fit option. But when some shapes are clipped, fit still takes the whole shape into. Here is a minimal working example. \...
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Tikz: Fill the intersection between two polygons

I'm trying to fill the intersection of the two polygons that I have made using tikz. But it seems like I have some mistake in my \clip and \fill commands that I can't get what I want. This is what I ...
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Filling a non-convex path in tikz

I am trying to fill a path consisting of two semicircles, and I only want the area between them to be filled. The following code doesn't work correctly. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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How can I design a DVD tray template to for my DVD label printer with TikZ?

Question I am trying to design a template for my Canon iP7250 printer. I would like to draw it using TikZ. I'd like to compile both pdf files and svg files. The middle should be transparent just like ...
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clip in TikZ leaves a faint outline of clip region even after filling with white!

I have three circles A, B, C whose centers are collinear and equally spaced. I would like to clip the region which is inside the middle circle, but outside the other two. I do a poor man's version ...
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Clipping only the bottom of a graph in pgfplots/tikz?

Is it possible to clip only the bottom of a graph? I have a graph with a node above the area of it; when clipping over the entire thing is enabled, the node is cut away. However, no clipping means the ...
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Problems combining clip, layer and pic when multiple instances are included in the same tikzpicture

I'm having trouble figuring out how I am supposed to combine (or if I am supposed not to combine) pics, clipping and layering when more than one instance of a pic is included in a single tikzpicture ...
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Tikz: clipping path from external file

I would like to use the data of an external file as the clipping path with Tikz. Something in the line of: \documentclass[10pt,tikz]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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problem with "crop circles" in tikz knot library

Using the knots library for tikz, I get very thin outlines of the circumferences of the clipping circles. How do I make them disappear? Here is a MWE: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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