How to Add a Tiled Background Image to PDF in C#, VB.NET

A tiled background usually refers to the background that is filled with one or more repetitions of a small image. In this article, you will learn how to tile an image in PDF and make a tile background for your PDFs in C# and VB.NET.

Step 1: Create a PdfDocument object and load a sample PDF document.

PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument();
pdf.LoadFromFile("sample.pdf");

Step 2: Load an image file to PdfImage object.

PdfImage image = PdfImage.FromFile("logo.png");

Step 3: Create a PdfTilingBrush object specifying its size, set the transparency of the brush, and draw an image at the specified position of the brush.

PdfTilingBrush brush = new PdfTilingBrush(new SizeF(pdf.Pages[1].Canvas.Size.Width / 3, pdf.Pages[1].Canvas.Size.Height / 5));
brush.Graphics.SetTransparency(0.2f);
brush.Graphics.DrawImage(image,new PointF((brush.Size.Width-image.Width)/2,(brush.Size.Height-image.Height)/2));

Step 4: Draw rectangles on the PDF page using the brush.

pdf.Pages[1].Canvas.DrawRectangle(brush, new RectangleF(new PointF(0, 0), page.Canvas.Size));

Step 5: Save the file.

pdf.SaveToFile("output.pdf");

Output:

How to Add a Tiled Background Image to PDF in C#, VB.NET

Full Code:

[C#]
PdfDocument pdf = new PdfDocument();
pdf.LoadFromFile("sample.pdf");

PdfImage image = PdfImage.FromFile("logo.png");
foreach (PdfPageBase page in pdf.Pages)
{
    PdfTilingBrush brush = new PdfTilingBrush(new SizeF(page.Canvas.Size.Width / 3, page.Canvas.Size.Height / 5));
    brush.Graphics.SetTransparency(0.2f);
    brush.Graphics.DrawImage(image,new PointF((brush.Size.Width-image.Width)/2,(brush.Size.Height-image.Height)/2));
    page.Canvas.DrawRectangle(brush, new RectangleF(new PointF(0, 0), page.Canvas.Size));
}
pdf.SaveToFile("output.pdf");
[VB.NET]
Dim pdf As PdfDocument = New PdfDocument()
pdf.LoadFromFile("sample.pdf")
Dim image As PdfImage = PdfImage.FromFile("logo.png")
For Each page As PdfPageBase In pdf.Pages
    Dim brush As PdfTilingBrush = New PdfTilingBrush(New SizeF(page.Canvas.Size.Width / 3, page.Canvas.Size.Height / 5))
    brush.Graphics.SetTransparency(0.2F)
    brush.Graphics.DrawImage(image, New PointF((brush.Size.Width - image.Width) / 2, (brush.Size.Height - image.Height) / 2))
    page.Canvas.DrawRectangle(brush, New RectangleF(New PointF(0, 0), page.Canvas.Size))
Next
pdf.SaveToFile("output.pdf")