Are there any alternatives to watermark ie something that looks nice overlayed on top of text but with something like a stamp or a seal for instance ?

  • background package, for example. A watermark isn't overlaid, actually
    – user31729
    Jun 25, 2016 at 17:44
  • but with background, you have to insert a picture etc - I want to have something that one can use as simple as the watermark Jun 25, 2016 at 17:45
  • No, you can put anything into the background -- the contents=... option can contain anything, basically!
    – user31729
    Jun 25, 2016 at 17:47
  • ok - see what you mean ie like this [tex.stackexchange.com/questions/244091/…. do you happen to have any other nice example with something more artistic ? Jun 25, 2016 at 17:49
  • Well, 'draft' isn't artistic really :D See my answer here (and decide whether it's artistic at all ;-)) tex.stackexchange.com/questions/296183/grid-a-single-page
    – user31729
    Jun 25, 2016 at 17:52

1 Answer 1


Since background is a TikZ package already, anything possible with TikZ is also possible for background

Here's just an example



    \shade[ball color=red] (-0.5\textwidth,-0.5\textheight) rectangle(0.5\textwidth,0.5\textheight+1em);



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