# Custom title page in report or book class?

I have a long academic report to write and I am thinking of using the book class or the report class? However in both these classes the title page has the title in the centre. I want to make my own title page with a few images related to the report, the logo of my instititute etc.? How to do this?

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Take a look at »titlepages« for some inspiration. – Thorsten Donig Jun 11 '12 at 15:51
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You may also want to have a look at Vincent Zoonekynd's title page designs: zoonek.free.fr/LaTeX/LaTeX_samples_title/0.html – Marc van Dongen Sep 17 '12 at 14:30
– Johannes_B Jan 4 at 16:56

This is the extreme abuse of features provided by LaTex. This should serve as a model and the length parameters can be changed as per personal needs.

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage[tc]{titlepic}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[executivepaper,margin=1in]{geometry}
\definecolor{title}{RGB}{180,0,0}
\definecolor{other}{RGB}{171,0,255}
\definecolor{name}{RGB}{255,0,0}
\definecolor{phd}{RGB}{0,0,240}
\begin{document}
\title{\bfseries {\sc\textcolor{title}{The title of your report goes here and \\ this is the second line}}}
\author{\textcolor{other}{Thesis  submitted to} \\[5pt]
\textcolor{other}{in partial fulfilment for the award of the degree
of} \\[2cm]
\textsc{\Large{\textcolor{phd}{Doctor of Philosophy}}} \\[5pt]
\textcolor{other}{in some subject} \vspace{0.4cm} \\[1in]
\textcolor{other}{By}\\[5pt] {\Large \sc \textcolor{name}{Me}}
\vspace{2cm}
\titlepic{\includegraphics[width=0.19\textwidth]{example-image-a}\\[5pt]
\textcolor{other}{Department of Subject}\\[5pt]
INDIA}\\
\vfill
\textcolor{other}{April 2011}}}

\date{}

\maketitle
\end{document}


Option -- 2

One can simply use titlepage as an alternative. Here we don't use \title and \author but everything is done manually.

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[executivepaper,margin=1in]{geometry}
\usepackage[charter]{mathdesign}
%-----------------------------------------------------------------
\begin{document}
% ----------------------------------------------------------------
\begin{titlepage}
\begin{center}
{\huge\bfseries The title of your report goes here and \\ this is the second line\\}
% ----------------------------------------------------------------
\vspace{1.5cm}
{\Large\bfseries Author -- 1}\\[5pt]
email@gmail.com\\[14pt]
% ----------------------------------------------------------------
\vspace{2cm}
{Thesis  submitted to} \\[5pt]
{in partial fulfilment for the award of the degree
of} \\[2cm]
\textsc{\Large{{Doctor of Philosophy}}} \\[5pt]
{in some subject} \vspace{0.4cm} \\[2cm]
% {By}\\[5pt] {\Large \sc {Me}}
\vfill
% ----------------------------------------------------------------
\includegraphics[width=0.19\textwidth]{example-image-a}\\[5pt]
{Department of Subject}\\[5pt]
INDIA}\\
\vfill
{April 2011}
\end{center}
\end{titlepage}
% ----------------------------------------------------------------
\end{document}


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The above answer summarizes it all. However, here is another simpler cover page, which one can easily comprehend-

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage[top=1.2in, bottom=1.2in]{geometry}

\begin{document}

\begin{titlepage}
\begin{center}

\begin{spacing}{1.5}
Internship Project Report\\
\vspace*{\fill}
\end{spacing}
\begin{spacing}{2.5}
\textbf{\huge The Title of Image Comes Here}\\[0.5cm]
\vspace*{\fill}
\textit{Submitted by}
\end{spacing}

\begin{spacing}{1.15}

\textbf{\large Other Details}

\vspace*{\fill}

\textnormal{\large Department \\ Institute Name\\ Location\\ Date}

\end{spacing}
\end{center}
\end{titlepage}
\end{document}


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What's the difference between this and the second option of the accepted answer? As I see it, the last edit of the accepted answer dates back two years before this answer. – M.Herzkamp May 3 at 8:04