# Two pictures in one background

I have a document that has only one page(in pdf). How can I to have a background as watermark with two(or multiple) pictures on this page(as a watermark)?

• The package background is suitable. You will find a lot of examples here. – Marco Daniel Dec 23 '13 at 9:40
• I didn't find anything in background package about it. – bigli Dec 23 '13 at 13:03

The following code will get you started.

First, compile the image file circle.tex

\documentclass{standalone}

\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw[fill=blue!20] (0,0) circle (1cm);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


and the image file triangle.tex

\documentclass{standalone}

\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw[fill=green!20] (0,0) -- (1,1) -- (1,0) -- cycle;
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


Next, you have to compile the following file twice for the watermark to show up at the right place:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{background}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\backgroundsetup{
scale=1,
angle=0,
contents={
\includegraphics{circle}
\includegraphics{triangle}
}}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-10]
\end{document}


Output:

• the pictures do not layout with transparency as watermark on printed page. Why??? – bigli Dec 25 '13 at 7:13
• What do you mean? The output shown in my answer has the circle and triangle as transparent. Do you mean that when you compile the document using pdflatex you do not get the output shown in my answer? – I Like to Code Dec 25 '13 at 17:31

The following example uses the eso-pic package to put two pictures as background for the first page of the document:

%---------------------------
\documentclass[fontsize=11pt,paper=a4,pagesize]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{graphicx,eso-pic,picture}

\put(.5\textwidth,.5\textheight){%
\includegraphics{knuth.jpg}%
}
\put(5cm,18cm){%
\includegraphics{knuth.jpg}%
}
}

\begin{document}
\blindtext[6]
\end{document}
%---------------------------


...Rolf