Is there a solution to have a given pattern (lets say as a .pngfile) tiled on the background (background or background canvas) for beamer-presentations?
I only find links to the wallpaper package, what seems to bring up many problems.


You can simply define a new canvas background:

\setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{%
\setbeamercolor{title page}{fg=blue}
\setbeamerfont{title page}{series=\bfseries,

\author{Herbert Vo\ss}



enter image description here

| improve this answer | |
  • Thanks for this answer. Maybe my questions was not detailed enough: I'd like to put a pattern on the background which would be repeated (tiled) over all the page to fill it. – Bastian Ebeling Feb 20 '12 at 12:23
  • 1
    you can repeat the single pattern, see edited answer – user2478 Feb 20 '12 at 12:38
  • Thanks for this simple idea. Maybe using \pgfdeclareimage and \pgfuseimage would make this even better? – Bastian Ebeling Feb 20 '12 at 12:51
  • 1
    if I am right then the image is included only once in the pdf. The reason why \pgfdeclareimage should make no difference. – user2478 Feb 20 '12 at 13:24
  • Oh, this is new to me. Thanks for the hint. – Bastian Ebeling Feb 20 '12 at 13:30

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.