# How to make this watermark?

I'm going to write a lecture note . I'd like to make create a watermark like this but i don't know how to do it. Can you help me to draw this watermark?

• Welcome to TeX.SX. Which part do you define as the watermark? – Johannes_B Dec 8 '19 at 4:46
• Oh the words on the left hand side of this page. – 129492 Dec 8 '19 at 4:50
• Do you want this on all pages? – Schrödinger's cat Dec 8 '19 at 4:53
• Yes, i want this on all pages. – 129492 Dec 8 '19 at 4:58
• watermarks near the margin are not useful enough for preventing copyright issues. It will be better if you put the watermarks that blends with the contents. – Money Oriented Programmer Dec 8 '19 at 6:45

Welcome! You can do that e.g. with eso-pic and tikz. The distance to this watermark to the text is specified in ([xshift=-1ex]current page text area.west).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikzpagenodes}
\usepackage{eso-pic}
\usepackage{lipsum}%<- only to add some text
\node[anchor=south,rotate=90,pink,font=\sffamily\Huge]
(AE) at ([xshift=-1ex]current page text area.west){Albert Einstein};
\draw[very thick,pink] (AE.east) -- ++ (0,4)
(AE.west) -- ++ (0,-4);
\end{tikzpicture}}
\begin{document}
\section{Blub}

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


For different "watermarks" on even vs. odd pages, you can use

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikzpagenodes}
\usepackage{eso-pic}
\usepackage{lipsum}%<- only to add some text
\ifodd\value{page}
\node[anchor=south,rotate=90,pink,font=\sffamily\Huge]
(AE) at ([xshift=-1em]current page text area.west){Albert Einstein};
\draw[very thick,pink] (AE.east) -- ++ (0,4)
(AE.west) -- ++ (0,-4);
\else
\node[anchor=south,rotate=-90,pink,font=\sffamily\Huge]
(CFG) at ([xshift=1em]current page text area.east){Carl Friedrich Gauss};
\draw[very thick,pink] (CFG.west) -- ++ (0,4)
(CFG.east) -- ++ (0,-4);
\fi
\end{tikzpicture}}
\begin{document}
\section{Blub}

\lipsum[1-20]
\end{document}


• Thank you for helping me. – 129492 Dec 8 '19 at 5:11
• If i want to make the different between odd pages and even pages, how to do it? – 129492 Dec 8 '19 at 6:08
• @129492 I added something for that case. – Schrödinger's cat Dec 8 '19 at 6:15
• @Schrödinger'scat How to draw the sline equal to heigh of paper? – minhthien_2016 Dec 8 '19 at 7:09
• @minhthien_2016 Equal to the height of the paper or the text area? In the first case \draw[very thick,pink] (AE.east) -- (AE.east|-current page.north) (AE.west) -- ++ (AE.east|-current page.south); and in the second case \draw[very thick,pink] (AE.east) -- (AE.east|-current page text area.north) (AE.west) -- ++ (AE.east|-current page text area.south);. – Schrödinger's cat Dec 8 '19 at 13:51