mabartibin

Oslo, Norway

heim.ifi.uio.no/martingi

Age: 43

Apr
2
awarded Yearling
Apr
2
awarded Yearling
Dec
12
comment How do you change the behavior of the power button in Lion?
So irritating that someone clear used time to remove functionality that everybody is crying for now!
Dec
10
awarded Popular Question
Apr
4
awarded Nice Answer
Mar
5
awarded Supporter
Aug
7
comment Letterpress effect through PSTricks or Tikz
because you were subconsciously waiting for an excuse to have something cast a white shadow ;-)
Aug
7
comment Letterpress effect through PSTricks or Tikz
Alternatively, one could paint a light red background, and the blue shape minus the letters (some winding number trick) with a standard black blur shadow on top.
Aug
7
comment Reuse of soft path in fading declaration? Transformation of fadings?
Yay, at last! I see, you can use a white shadow to get the effect of a shadow of an inverted shape. Interesting.
Jun
21
awarded Critic
Apr
30
revised Faded drop-shadow using tikz-based rounded rectangle?
Explained how to avoid the stitching artefacts
Apr
30
awarded Necromancer
Apr
30
revised Faded drop-shadow using tikz-based rounded rectangle?
added 76 characters in body
Apr
26
revised Perspective transform
link to CTAN, not launchpad
Apr
23
revised Reuse of soft path in fading declaration? Transformation of fadings?
link to ctan pkg page
Apr
22
comment Faded drop-shadow using tikz-based rounded rectangle?
Actually the lines have to do with the way anti-aliasing works together with clipping. Turning off "smooth line art" in Acrobat eliminates the problem completely. No idea how this might be fixed.
Apr
21
comment Faded drop-shadow using tikz-based rounded rectangle?
There, these are screen shots from Mac OS X preview. Still some dark lines, but a lot more subtle.
Apr
21
revised Faded drop-shadow using tikz-based rounded rectangle?
new screenshots of shadow
Apr
21
comment Faded drop-shadow using tikz-based rounded rectangle?
Or let me correct this: at some magnifications, there's a 1px dark line, at others there aren't. My screen shots were taken at an unfortunate resolution. In normal usage, e.g. in a presentation, with subtle shadows (not demo-sized) you won't see a line... I think I'll uploade better screen shots!
Apr
21
comment Faded drop-shadow using tikz-based rounded rectangle?
@DaveJarvis yes, I know. Very annoying. In acrobat, it seems to be 1px wide, no matter how much you zoom in. So I think it might be a bug in how clipping is rendered. In xpdf it looks slightly better.
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