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LaTeX Graphics with TikZ

By : Stefan Kottwitz
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Book Image

LaTeX Graphics with TikZ

5 (3)
By: Stefan Kottwitz

Overview of this book

In this first-of-its-kind TikZ book, you’ll embark on a journey to discover the fascinating realm of TikZ—what it’s about, the philosophy behind it, and what sets it apart from other graphics libraries. From installation procedures to the intricacies of its syntax, this comprehensive guide will help you use TikZ to create flawless graphics to captivate your audience in theses, articles, or books. You’ll learn all the details starting with drawing nodes, edges, and arrows and arranging them with perfect alignment. As you explore advanced features, you’ll gain proficiency in using colors and transparency for filling and shading, and clipping image parts. You’ll learn to define TikZ styles and work with coordinate calculations and transformations. That’s not all! You’ll work with layers, overlays, absolute positioning, and adding special decorations and take it a step further using add-on packages for drawing diagrams, charts, and plots. By the end of this TikZ book, you’ll have mastered the finer details of image creation, enabling you to achieve visually stunning graphics with great precision.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Having Fun with TikZ

Congratulations on making it to the final chapter! You worked hard through this book and have become seasoned and proficient in TikZ. This chapter will reward you with entertaining drawings you can try, modify, and combine with your pictures. Mainly, it demonstrates how skilled TikZ users had fun programming add-on packages and sharing them with the TikZ community.

The final chapter of our journey explores the following topics:

  • Drawing cute creatures
  • Playing and crafting
  • Drawing world flags

We will walk through examples to see how to use the packages and understand how to customize the drawings, while you can find the complete reference of all features in the package manuals.