# [texhax] controlling intensity of watermarks

debian debian at benburb.demon.co.uk
Mon Mar 27 23:06:17 CEST 2006

Please,

I am trying to design a poster and I was hoping to use a musical score
as a watermark (ie faint in the background of the paper).  So far I
have tried:

\documentclass[24pt,a4paper]{article}
\pagestyle{empty}
\usepackage{eso-pic,graphicx}
\makeatletter
\newcommand\BackgroundPicture[2]{%
\setlength{\unitlength}{1pt}%
\put(0,\strip at pt\paperheight){%
\parbox[t][\paperheight]{\paperwidth}{%
\vfill
\centering\includegraphics[angle=#2]{#1}
\vfill
}}} %

\begin{document}

\makeatother

........
.........

\end{document}

This works OK, in that it featurs us.pdf as a watermark, but it is too
dark it "dominates" the page too much.  How can I make it appear
lighter ?   Perhaps my approach is wrong ?

Thanks a lot.

Joe