about defining or using graphical patterns, which can be used to fill a path. PDF and PostScript know tiling and shading patterns. Patterns are supported by [tag:tikz-pgf] and [tag:pstricks].

Patterns are graphical elements, which can be used to fill a path. Both PostScript and PDF know two kind of patterns:

  • Tiling patterns: A tile, a small graphical drawing, is repeated horizontally and vertically.

  • Shading patterns: An area is filled with colors, which change smoothly according to a gradient.

Both and are examples for packages, which support patterns.

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