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Canvas From Scratch

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In this session, Rob Hawkes, author of Foundation HTML5 Canvas, will bring you up to speed with HTML5 canvas, the plugin-less drawing functionality built into modern browsers. For those who are just becoming acquainted with this new technology, "Canvas from Scratch" is the perfect resource.

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Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. This tutorial was first published in April of 2011.

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    Canvas From Scratch: Introducing CanvasCanvas from scratch
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    This is the first article in a series that will bring you up to speed with HTML5 canvas, the plugin-less drawing functionality built into modern browsers. In this introductory article, I'll show you how to access the canvas element, draw shapes, change colours, and erase things. It's a whistle-stop tour of the basics of this amazing new Web technology.Read More…
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    Canvas From Scratch: Advanced DrawingCanvas from scratch
    In the previous article in this series, you learned about the canvas element, and the basics for drawing on it. In this article, I'm going to demonstrate some of the more advanced drawing functionality.Read More…
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    Canvas From Scratch: Transformations and GradientsCanvas from scratch
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    In this article, I'm going to walk you through transformations in the canvas, as well as shadows and gradients. Transformations are an extremely valuable set of methods that allow you to start being creative with the way you draw objects on the canvas. Let's get started after the jump!Read More…
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    Canvas from Scratch: Pixel ManipulationCanvas from scratch
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    In the last article, you learned all about transformations, shadows and gradients. Today, I'm going to show you how to manipulate pixels in canvas; from simply accessing color values, to editing images within the canvas just like a photo editor. This is easily one of the most powerful features built into canvas directly, and once you've learned it, I guarantee that you'll have a whole range of exciting ideas.Read More…