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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)

Summary

Having worked through this chapter, you now master overlapping situations and control the order of drawing commands in your source code versus the order of appearance in the output image.

Now, you can draw see-through content using transparent colors and draw on the background of pictures behind other objects without overprinting them.

You learned to utilize the tikzmark library, which is a very clever and helpful tool for tweaking your LaTeX articles, books, or presentation slides with TikZ drawing tools.

You can now draw on absolute positions on a page behind the regular LaTeX document text. In the next chapter, you will learn to calculate with coordinates, which helps a lot in positioning.