Example: Transparent PNG overlay

Published 2006-12-17 | Author: Kjell Magne Fauske

Version 1.09 of PGF/TikZ introduced the special current page node, that can be used for absolute positioning of elements on the current page. In this example I've overlayed the page with a transparent PNG image to achieve an interesting effect.

The example requires PDFTeX >= 1.30.0, and the document has to be compiled twice. Download the image used as overlay here: rblend.png

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Transparent PNG overlay

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% Requires PGF >=  1.09
% Note:
%   This example works only with pdftex >= 1.30.0
%   You have to run pdftex on the example twice!


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        m-Y_{\dot{v}} & Y_{\dot{r}} & 0\\
        -N_{\dot{v}} & I_z-N_{\dot{r}} & 0\\
        0 & 0 & 1
        \dot{v} \\ \dot{r}\\ \dot{\psi}
    \end{bmatrix}\\ +
        -Y_v & -Y_r+mu_0\\
        -N_v & -N_r & 0\\
        0 & -1 & 0
        v \\ r \\ \psi
    \end{bmatrix} =
        Y_\delta \\ N_\delta \\ 0

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% Start of the interesting part
% If you place the code at the beginning of the page, the image will be
% put behind the text.
% The overlay option removes the picture from the ordinary page flow. 
\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
    \node[inner sep=0pt] at (current page.center) {%



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