# Some questions about titlepage and tikz

I would like to create a title with titlepage and tikz. However, I don't know very well these both tools and I need your help.

Here is what I've got now and, then, I have three questions:

## 1. How can I move a little bit up the black headband?

I would like to reduce the spacing between the black headband and the top. Like I use titlepage code from another person, I don't know how to do this.

## 2. How to add another headband with a different color?

I would like to add another headband with a different color above the black one. The color would be \definecolor{titlepagecolor}{cmyk}{0,11,23,24}. Here is the result I would like to obtain:

## 3. How to add a vertical banner on the right?

Here is what I understand by "vertical banner". This banner will contain a logo and some text below the logo. You can notice the effect at the bottom of the banner ; it would be very nice if something similar is doable with tikz.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{xspace}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[some]{background}

\definecolor{titlepagecolor}{cmyk}{0,0,0,80}
\DeclareFixedFont{\bigsf}{T1}{phv}{b}{n}{1cm}

\backgroundsetup{
scale=1,
angle=0,
opacity=1,
contents={\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\path [fill=titlepagecolor] (-0.5\paperwidth,5) rectangle (0.5\paperwidth,10);
\end{tikzpicture}}
}
\makeatletter
\def\printauthor{%
{\large \@author}}
\makeatother

\author{Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\BgThispage
\newgeometry{left=1cm,right=4cm}
\vspace*{2cm}
\noindent
\textcolor{white}{\bigsf My title\\ in two lines}
\vspace*{2.5cm}\par
\noindent
\begin{minipage}{0.35\linewidth}
\begin{flushright}
\printauthor
\end{flushright}
\end{minipage} \hspace{15pt}
%
\begin{minipage}{0.02\linewidth}
\rule{1pt}{175pt}
\end{minipage} \hspace{-10pt}
%
\begin{minipage}{0.6\linewidth}
\vspace{5pt}
\newenvironment{test}{\begin{center}}{\end{center}}
\begin{abstract}
An abstract is a brief summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline, and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper's purpose. When used, an abstract always appears at the beginning of a manuscript, acting as the point-of-entry for any given scientific paper or patent application. Abstracting and indexing services for various academic disciplines are aimed at compiling a body of literature for that particular subject.
\end{abstract}

\end{minipage}
\end{titlepage}
\restoregeometry

\end{document}

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## 1 Answer

You don't really need the background package here; it's enough to have a tikzpicture with the remember picture, overlay options:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{xspace}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\usetikzlibrary{shapes.symbols,shadows}

\definecolor{titlepagecolor}{cmyk}{0,0,0,80}
\definecolor{titlepagecolor2}{RGB}{196,175,153}

\DeclareFixedFont{\bigsf}{T1}{phv}{b}{n}{1cm}

\makeatletter
\def\printauthor{%
{{\large \@author}}}
\makeatother

\author{Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author \\Author}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}

\newgeometry{left=1cm,right=4cm}
\begin{tikzpicture}[overlay,remember picture]
% the black stripe with the title
\node[
fill=titlepagecolor,
anchor=north west,
text width=\paperwidth,
text height=2cm,
text depth=2cm,
inner xsep=1cm,
font=\color{white}\bigsf
]
at ([yshift=-2.5cm]current page.north west) (blackrect) {My title \\ in two lines};
% the khaki stripe
\path[fill=titlepagecolor2]
(blackrect.north west) rectangle ++(\paperwidth,2cm);
% the banner
\node[
signal,
signal from=north,
signal pointer angle=150,
fill=white,
drop shadow={shadow xshift=0pt},
rotate=-90,
text width=6cm,
text height=5cm,
anchor=north west
] (banner) at ([xshift=-3cm,yshift=1cm]blackrect.north east) {};
% the image in the banner
\node[anchor=north] at ([yshift=-1cm]banner.west)
{\includegraphics[height=2cm]{example-image-a}};
% the text in the banner
\node[
anchor=south,
text width=3cm,
align=center,
font=\itshape]
at ([yshift=2cm]banner.east) {Some text that goes in the banner};
% images on footer
\node[anchor=north east,inner sep=0pt]
at ([yshift=3cm,xshift=-1cm]current page.south)
{\includegraphics[width=5cm,height=1cm]{example-image-b}};
\node[anchor=north west,inner sep=0pt]
at ([yshift=3cm,xshift=1cm]current page.south)
{\includegraphics[width=5cm,height=1cm]{example-image-c}};
\end{tikzpicture}

\vspace*{4.5cm}

\noindent
\begin{minipage}{0.35\linewidth}
\begin{flushright}
\printauthor
\end{flushright}
\end{minipage} \hspace{15pt}
%
\begin{minipage}{0.02\linewidth}
\rule{1pt}{175pt}
\end{minipage} \hspace{-10pt}
%
\begin{minipage}{0.6\linewidth}
\vspace{5pt}
\newenvironment{test}{\begin{center}}{\end{center}}
\begin{abstract}
An abstract is a brief summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline, and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper's purpose. When used, an abstract always appears at the beginning of a manuscript, acting as the point-of-entry for any given scientific paper or patent application. Abstracting and indexing services for various academic disciplines are aimed at compiling a body of literature for that particular subject.
\end{abstract}
\end{minipage}

\end{titlepage}
\restoregeometry

\end{document}


To answer your questions:

1. I used \nodes; in this way, you can easily place some elements using the node anchors. Controlling the value used for yshift in the blackrect node, you can vertically shift the elements at will.

2. The black horizontal stripe is simply a rectangular node filled with some color; to add the other stripe, use another node and place it at the desired position with the help of the blackrect anchors.

3. The banner is simply a signal shape (from the shapes.symbols library) with a drop shadow.

4. The images at the bottom can also be included inside \nodes.

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Thanks. Your solution is simple and efficient. –  ppr Feb 3 at 16:33
@ppr You're welcome! Glad I could help! –  Gonzalo Medina Feb 3 at 16:34
Sorry to bother you but perhaps you have the solution to another problem : I would like to include a centered picture on the footer of the titlepage. If I use \vfill\centering\includepicture... the picture is not centered and not in the footer of the page. –  ppr Feb 3 at 17:13
@ppr Please see my updated answer; you can use another \node to place this new element at the desired position. –  Gonzalo Medina Feb 3 at 19:33
Wonderful! In fact I have two pictures (logos). I want them side by side. I tried to add two \node but they overlaps... –  ppr Feb 3 at 22:49