Monday, February 8, 2010

Latex/Xelatex Watermarking

I was interested in getting a watermark to display on my thesis title page, but the documentation for the packages and examples were lacking.

Here's how to do it. Assuming your image is called 'ribs.png':
in the preamble, then the following where you want the watermark.
\thiswatermark{%Put watermark on this page only
You use the coordinate arguments of '\put' to place it in the right position. For transparency, I just editted the image in The Gimp image editor. Simply go to Tools->Colour Tools->Levels and adjust the main bar.

My title page looks like:
Shakes - L3mming

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