# Questions tagged [path-clipping]

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### How is the interior of a path determined when reverse clipping?

I'm been playing around with [reverseclip] from How can I invert a 'clip' selection within TikZ?. It works quite well. When you apply [reverseclip] it seems to add another part to your path--...
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### Tikz clip shapes with another (built in) shape

I have some geometry that I need to clip. I would like to use the built in node shapes like diamonds, stars, etc... http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/node-shapes/ Basically I use standard tikz ...
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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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### How to Reverse Clip on Custom Path Defined by Ellipse Intersections

Suppose I have two ellipses with known locations, major and minor axes, and rotation angles. What I would like to do is define a custom path that primarily uses one ellipse but follows the other at ...
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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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### TikZ: complicated paths, e.g. for complex integrals

I would like to illustrate lecture notes on complex analysis, which by its nature is a lot about how the lines of integration are running through the complex plane. However, I'm having trouble finding ...
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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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### 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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### How to keep the line cap when clipping a path?

This question is kind of the opposite of Disable "clip" and "use as bounding box" in TikZ. Is it posisble to clip a path but let the line caps lokk as the path would end at 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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### How to scale and clip a path at the same time?

Again, i started a question here, and i found the solution. But i think this method maybe useful for others. The problem: i exported the TikZ code of one path from Inkscape; then, i wanted to use it ...
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### How to clip a TeX box using low-level PS commands?

I like to clip an arbitrary TeX box (\hbox) but without using larger graphic related packages like PGF/TikZ or PSTricks. This is intended to be used in packages which should not force the user to also ...
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### Semitransparent outside “clipped” region?

To highlight part of a graph for a presentation that I'm writing, I would like to "circle" an area and make semitransparent everything outside that area. Anything inside that area should remain ...
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### Clipping tikz and raster pictures zigzag style

Is there a way to achieve this kind of clipping for raster images as well, not only for tikz pictures? -- Solved, see Edit #1. Are there any easier solution to achieve this with TikZ? -- Solved, see ...
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### How to clip overlaying surfaces/paths instead of filling them with white?

The following code \newcommand*{\arcthickness}{0.3} \newcommand*{\myarc}[4]{ % x,y,radius,text % node is positioned by splitting the arc in two parts % see http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/76369/...
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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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### change draw color in a clipped region in tikz/pgf

I use \clip to clip a rectangular region of a drawing in a tikzpicture. I would like to have the lines in the clipped region to have a different color than their color in the original drawing. Would ...
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### pgfplots and tikz: clipping a named plot

I would like to clip along a \addplot line made by pgfplots. I am not sure entirely how to do this since my tries have failed. What have done so far is below. \documentclass[tikz, convert = false]{...
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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. ...