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Questions tagged [transparency]

transparency is about transparent material in (La)TeX documents

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Beamer: Transparent cover previous and following items

The LaTeX Beamer class offers a transparent overlay (\setbeamercovered{transparent}) which makes the following items a bit transparent. The items that were already shown stay at full opacity. In order ...
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Why does not beamer cover math contents in `align` when setting covered content to `transparent`?

When using \setbeamercovered{invisible} the math contents in align are invisible and shown only as specified in the overlay specifications. However, when using \setbeamercovered{transparent=<...
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Positioning and opacity

I'm trying to include an image to my beamer using Tikz. The problem is that I don't find the code to position the image horizontally and vertically as well as being able to change its opacity. \...
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How to make transparent background from pdf to png

I try to convert a latex pdf to png and the background should be transparent. So I use pdftopng from XpdfReader for windows to convert: (bat-File) pdflatex Other.tex pdfcrop Other.pdf pdftopng -r ...
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Transparent row colours in tabularx environment using XeLaTeX

I'm trying to build a table with alternating row colours, with one of the colours slightly transparent. I have the table layout working as intended, however I cannot figure out a way to get the row ...
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Inset plot in pgfplots with zero opacity - mixed grids

I am trying to draw an inset within the region of a pgf plot by creating a second pair of axes, as can seen in the following code. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz, pgfplots} \begin{...
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Highlighting included PDF

I use pdflatex on linux. I would like to put a transparent colored box on top of an included PDF. The goal is to highlight some line of the PDF. The green box has to be transparent: I mean the white ...
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LaTeX equation that has white text on a transparent background

I would like to create a LaTeX equation that has white text on a transparent background, so that I can use it on an array of dark backgrounds in PowerPoint/Keynote. \color{white} \nopagecolor \begin{...
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How to change the opacity of a surface out of a rectangular area?

I made the following simple MWE to explain constrain function: \begin{tikzpicture}‎‎[scale=1] ‎\begin{axis}[xlabel=$x$‎, ‎ylabel=$y$‎, ‎zlabel={$z$}]‎‎ \addplot3 ‎[‎‎surf‎, ‎samples=20‎, ‎domain=-4:...
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Why white transparent color becomes grey?

I'm trying to make a figure which use transparency in tikz. The figure consists in two overlapping rectangles. One which fading to the right and the other to the left. The rectangle fading to the ...
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Lack of transparency in beamer default theme [duplicate]

I'm using the default LaTeX beamer theme. Unfortunately, for some reason, I don't get transparency anymore. The behaviour is the same across pdflatex, xelatex and lualatex. Rendered: MWE (requires ...
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Transparent package alters tikz color opacity [duplicate]

When using the package transparent for some elements in text, it has a huge side effect: it alters the colors also in any TikZ image of the document. This is the result without using the package: \...
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table backround color with transparency

Target: I would like to use a table where each second row is colored slightly gray. but i also have a backgrund image on the page so just using \rowcolors with standart colors isnt working. \...
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Problems with shading and opacity

I'm trying to shade an area with tree colors and this works as expected. But I want the filling to be half-transparent so I included opacity=0.5 in my code and it seems that LaTex adds some gray into ...
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Tikz equivalent for pst-rputover

For pstricks the package pst-rputover (new on ctan since 2017-03-28) has been created to solve following problem In brief, I'm looking for a version of \rput* that blocks out lines but not fill ...
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Table with overlaping colors

I'm interested in making a table with overlaping colors. What I mean is that I would like to add an additional color to the first column of my table that would have opacity set to 20% and if it were ...
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pgfplots: Two different color maps in surface plot

I am looking for a way to create the following surface plot with pgfplots: Using matlab2tikz I got the following code: \begin{tikzpicture}[% trim axis left, trim axis right ] \begin{axis}[% ...
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How to make text masking background shape lines

I want to draw a picture with some text masking the background shape lines. I tried with opacity but the fill is not very nature. \documentclass[border=5mm, convert, usenames, dvipsnames]{standalone} ...
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pgf's and pstricks's opacity is not working

I've recently upgraded (on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) TexLive 2016 to 2017. The problem that came up is that the opacity of tikz (pgf) and of pstricks pictures is not working in .ps and .pdf files after ...
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Use opacity from tikz in leaflet documentclass

I am using the leaflet documentclass and want to use the opacity option in tikz. Minimal example: \documentclass{leaflet} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[fill=...
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Positioning of text in tikzfadingfrompicture

I'm trying to create an effect in LaTeX Beamer where an image is cut out in the shape of a letter. I want the letter to be placed in the top left corner of the frame, and in the background, so text ...
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Issue with opacity option in tcolorbox

The following \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[most]{tcolorbox} \usepackage{graphicx} \newtcbox{\mytransparentbox}{blank, on line, opacitytext=0.4} \begin{document} \includegraphics[scale=...
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Vary transparency of colorbox in a sentence

I have a long sentence, where I want different parts of the sentence to have different transparency. The entire sentence should, however, be wrappen within a colorbox: \documentclass{article} \...
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How to make some character “unreadable” as text in the pdf output but still visible?

This question might be seen is a follow up/complement to this question and answer. I'm actually taking the example from there: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{transparent} \...
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Adding transparent characters into class-defined macros

This question is related to a previous question regarding machine readability of a PDF generated using moderncv. I'm trying add some hidden description within the PDF, so the information is not ...
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How to make a block transparent but not its title?

This code make a block transparent along with its title. I want just the block to be transparent but not its title. What do I have to do? \documentclass[compress]{beamer} \usecolortheme{rose} \...
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Decrease Opacity allong the variable x without changing colormap

I would like to decreas the Opacity of the tube of the picture along the x variable without changing the colormap. Here is my code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{...
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Emulating transparency to avoid discrepancies among pdf viewers/printers - TikZ

I previously asked this question about why my transparent fades weren't showing up or printing and it seems that the transparency feature in pdfs isn't uniformly supported. So my new question is this:...
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How to make document background non-transparent?

I've created a tool to include PDF documents on a larger page to provide margins and a grid to facilitate commenting and markup. I'm happy with the results except that the grid background behind the ...
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Beamer - Nested uncover hides instead of watermark

I am preparing a presentation using beamer and there is an old problem I would like to solve. If I nest two \uncover commands then the content of the inner one is so dim that it appears hidden from ...
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Transparency and PDF: Wrong Colors (Bug / Feature Request) [closed]

There are some questions regarding rendering problems (color shifts) in Adobe Acrobat Reader when using transparency in tikz and friends or transparent PNGs. The solutions (that work for me so far) ...
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Balancing opacities between fill and draw [duplicate]

Probably my Title is not so informative. My problem is that I try to "draw" hyperedges on some vertices with the following code: \usepackage{tikz} \tikzstyle{vertex} = [fill, shape=circle, opacity=1,...
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Baposter: adjust transparency of body of context boxes

I am framing a poster using \baposter and making use of \definecolor{boxcolor} to select the background colour of the body of the content boxes. I am able to adjust the shade and colour of the boxes ...
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Fading tikz path border

Quick and hopefully easy question. Is there a way to apply fading both to the filling and to the border of a tikz path? mwe \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fadings} \...
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Transparency/dim/beamercovered does not work properly on Beamer [duplicate]

I am writnig Aribic on beamer using minipage and begin arabic, the problem is that transparency applies on bullets and except the text, here is the MWE: % !TeX TS-program = xelatex \...
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PGFPlot 3D opacity and appearance

I used MATLAB to generate some 3D figures and I would like to show two surfaces in one graphic using PGFPlots. In order to better illustrate the surface differences, I set opacity = 0.5 for both of ...
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Intersection of Spheres

I want to eventually be able to draw an open cover for the 2-d sphere. Here are some things that I would like to know how to do along the way. Any help with any of these is wonderfully appreciated. ...
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Opacity of plane has no influence on points behind it

I created the following figure of my data points and a regression plane: I would like the data points above the plane to remain black but the data points below the plane to be blue. I thought this ...
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PSTricks and opacity with gradient filling

As a follow-up to the fundamental question Opacity and transparency, I'm wondering if it is possible to use opacity effectively in PSTricks with a gradient filling. The MWE provided by the answer to ...
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Asymptote: Smoothcontour3 module

I have a question regarding the Asymptote module "Smoothcontour3" which is used to create implicitly defined surfaces. In general, the module works well for me, but I have a small issue when drawing ...
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How to make a background picture transparent?

I used the wallpaper package to add a background picture to a document site. My code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{wallpaper} \begin{document} \ThisTileWallPaper{\paperwidth}{\paperheight}{...
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tcolorbox: Also make rules transparent

I would like to completely hide the contents of tcolorboxes (on non-white, non-uniform background), even all rules in equations. The latter are the only remaining things when one sets opacitytext=0. \...
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Fill object in TikZ and make area transparent

My question is essentially: is this possible? In my document, I have some example tasks. Those are highlighted by having a slightly grey background. Inside those examples, there are some complicated ...
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How to create a hole in a shape and see through it (drawing of a set square)

I'd like to create a drawing that exhibit a way students could construct the tangent to a circle. This implies the drawing of a set square, and I'd want so see the remaining part of the circle in the ...
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tikz stroke opacity of line intersections [duplicate]

Consider the following simple example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[x=.2cm,y=.2cm] \draw[ultra thick,opacity=0.5] (0,-1) -- (0,1); \draw[ultra ...
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How to create some pages with blur text like in sample image [duplicate]

\documentclass[twoside]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} % Package to generate dummy text throughout this template \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} \usepackage{times}[3.35139mm] % Use the Palatino font %\...
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How can I create a transparent background in a logo?

I want to use TiKZ to create a logo for use in letterhead, posters, or whatever. Obviously, a transparent background is ideal, so the logo will fit in nicely wherever it is. So, I did this: \...
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Modify white background of CTAN lion EPS

I want to use vector image ctanlion.eps in my beamer presentations. \documentclass{beamer} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}[default] \setbeamercolor{...
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How to suppress transparency of PDF using \includegraphics

I have multiple PDF floats in my document using \includegraphics. It turns out the PDFs have transparent background, and one overlaps the page number which looks bad. (I was initially hoping to ...
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Beamer - How to insert miscellaneous slides between a sequence of bullet points [duplicate]

I'm trying to uncover bullet points in the following way. On the first slide, display bullet point 1 in regular text and bullet point 2 grayed out (future material). Then have miscellaneous slides ...