I'd like to put an image into the headline using scrpage2, but the text runs through the image, because the height of the headline seems not to be adjusted. The KOMA-Script documentation doesn't seem to mention anything related to the height of the headline, so I would have thought that this is adjusted automatically.

Is there anything that I can add to the example to have the text start below the image in the headline?

This is the current example, replacing the image with a simple bar for simplicity:

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\usepackage{scrpage2}

\begin{document}
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy
nibh euismod   tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut
wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit
lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
\end{document}


And that's what it looks like:

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Use the headheight class option (here: headheight=2cm). You may also want to specify the headinclude option so that the header is considered part of the text body for the calculation of margins. See section 2.6 of the KOMA-Script manual for details.

\documentclass[headheight=2cm,headinclude]{scrartcl}

\usepackage{scrpage2}

Thank you for mentioning headinclude. I spent some time wondering why headheight was not working, and couldn't find anything else. It could be better documented in the manual. – Faheem Mitha Apr 5 '15 at 9:51