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How to make figures in a casual, old-fashioned style

If you want grungy diagrams, you could always pass your graphics through JPEG export at a high level of compression, then re-import: ...
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How to use an image as a plot background

One can use Prolog to create a background for a Plot. ...
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Creating a Hexagonal Lattice with VoronoiMesh

Here is what I was suggesting in comments: ...
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PlotStyle like ocean waves?

You can get a little bit of sparkling by using a high Specularity coefficient, but the result tends to look more like shiny plastic than water. ...
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Customize ColorData function

If you inspect the InputForm of the "ColorFunction" property for ...
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What are the default Frame / Axes styles and how can I find them?

Hunting through the stylesheets is effective, but does not necessarily give you the current value being used if it has been modified. Instead, use ...
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A Smooth and Round Voronoi Mesh

1 + 4 We can discretize the rounded Polygon objects and then add the negative of the mesh through Prolog. ...
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PlotStyle like ocean waves?

Rotate it around and you'll see that M is "not there yet" as @J.M. notes. From just about any point of view, it cannot really model sunlight reflecting off the surface. (If M can, then I can'...
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Mathematica 12.3.1 CapForm does not work with ContourStyle anymore?

Dashing was extended in 12.3. As such, you need to specify the cap type as part of the dashing spec. i.e., ...
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What is a numeric value of PlotStyle?

The syntax PlotStyle -> n is an abbreviation for using the indexed color scheme: PlotStyle -> ColorData[Number]. There are ...
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How can I create a help button that looks more "professional"?

Why not just use the graphic in the question, or any other images that you like: Use ImageSize to control the final size of the button: An alternative, that I use ...
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Creating a Hexagonal Lattice with VoronoiMesh

If you are not completely attached to Voronoi, you might consider tiling with hexagons and then perturbing their coordinates. GraphicsComplex makes it work. Define ...
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Guidelines for planning custom GUI in Mathematica

Things to keep in mind when developing complex GUI in Mathematica: Wolfram System general issues: Styles management/inheritance system (StyleSheets and friend) It is complicated, full of exceptions ...
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Using different style on segments of a plot

MeshShading ...
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Style in Graphics or Graphics3D?

In Graphics and Graphics3D Style behaves mostly as a grouping construct like ...
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How to create parabolic mesh?

Unfortunately, I don't know how to completely fix that plotting artifact at "z" axis. ...
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How to create parabolic mesh?

Update: Better mesh grid This code, while using the parametrization in my original answer that removes the glitch at the z-axis, better reproduces the mesh in the OP's figure. One problem all the ...
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How to share stylesheets (with a preview)?

Preview Notebooks / Extra Paclet Features I decided it was worth it to add some extra features to this thing as it's a good example of what paclets can do for you. First off, I added a little ...
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An odd Grid style

ItemSize >> Properties and Relations: "Controls and graphics will by default expand to fit the available area." So we can use a graphics object as ...
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Shading of Dataset area

Dataset[dt, Alignment -> Right, Background -> {{"ita" | "por", "20" | "21" | "22"} -> GrayLevel[.9]}] ...
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Highlighting pattern strings in a large text

There is another way that is on my machine almost 500x faster then your solution. The idea is to look how Mathematica represents colored strings and use this directly. When we colorize an input ...
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How can I create a help button that looks more "professional"?

Here's the general way this type of thing seems to be handled in the built-in things plus code to build the type of buttons you want. First the button code: ...
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Replicating a PlotStyle from Trees, Maps, and Theorems

Try the following: (if you don't understand what an option does, leave a comment - but please look in the documentation center first) ...
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How to fine tune the style of IntervalMarkers -> "Bands"?

For "Bands", you can use FaceForm to style fillings. So, using ...
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Font style inconsistency on "number sign" (hashtag) and "at symbol"

Style has a PrivateFontOptions option with suboption OperatorSubstitution. With the default ...
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How to scale the parenthesis like how the LaTeX \left \right commands do?

Use the SpanMaxSize option on each parenthesis. ...
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Accessing figure style (oldstyle or lining) of TrueType fonts

These issues are unfortunately OS- and font family-dependent, so I will preface that I am working on Windows 7 - 64 bit using MMA 10.2. I currently don't have the Aller font installed on my machine, ...
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Styling polar axes in PolarPlot

AxesStyle modifies the Cartesian axes, not the polar ones: ...
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Acessing style information of TimeObject and DateObject DisplayForm

One can get these information using CurrentValue[{StyleDefinitions, "TimeObject", "TemplateBoxOptionsDisplayFunction"}] and ...
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How can I create a help button that looks more "professional"?

A couple of images that come with Mathematica. Caveat: There's no guarantee that they will be present in all (future) versions. ...
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