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HTML5 canvas – Creating Your Own Paint Program

Here's a new and interesting article about canvases in HTML5 – I will show you how you can create a nice and simple Paint program. The main idea is to draw a color picker area (rainbow gradient), and load some images to another canvas (here we will draw with selected colors).

Here is the demo and downloadable package:

Live Demo
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Ok, download the source files and lets start coding !


Step 1. HTML

Here is the html code for our Paint:

index.html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" >
    <head>
        <meta charset="utf-8" />
        <title>HTML5 canvas - Creating own Paint program | Script Tutorials</title>
        <link href="css/main.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

        <script src="js/jquery-1.5.2.min.js"></script>
        <script src="js/script.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <div class="container">
            <div class="column1">
                <canvas id="color" width="500" height="128"></canvas>
                <canvas id="panel" width="500" height="333"></canvas>
            </div>
            <div class="column2">
                <div><input type="button" value="Next image" id="swImage" /></div>
                <div>Preview:</div>
                <div id="preview"></div>
                <div id="pick"></div>
                <div>Color:</div>
                <div>RGB: <input type="text" id="rgbVal" /></div>
                <hr />
            </div>
            <div style="clear:both;"></div>
        </div>
        <footer>
            <h2>HTML5 canvas - Creating own Paint program</h2>
            <a href="http://www.script-tutorials.com/html5-canvas-creating-own-paint-program/" class="stuts">Back to original tutorial on <span>Script Tutorials</span></a>
        </footer>
    </body>
</html>

Step 2. CSS

Here are used CSS styles

css/main.css

/* general styles */
*{
    margin:0;
    padding:0;
}
body {
    background-color:#bababa;
    color:#fff;
    font:14px/1.3 Arial,sans-serif;
}
footer {
    background-color:#212121;
    bottom:0;
    box-shadow: 0 -1px 2px #111111;
    display:block;
    height:70px;
    left:0;
    position:fixed;
    width:100%;
    z-index:100;
}
footer h2{
    font-size:22px;
    font-weight:normal;
    left:50%;
    margin-left:-400px;
    padding:22px 0;
    position:absolute;
    width:540px;
}
footer a.stuts,a.stuts:visited{
    border:none;
    text-decoration:none;
    color:#fcfcfc;
    font-size:14px;
    left:50%;
    line-height:31px;
    margin:23px 0 0 110px;
    position:absolute;
    top:0;
}
footer .stuts span {
    font-size:22px;
    font-weight:bold;
    margin-left:5px;
}
.container {
    color:#000;
    margin:20px auto;
    position:relative;
    width:730px;
}

/* custom styles */
.column1 {
    float:left;
    width:500px;
}
.column2 {
    float:left;
    padding-left:20px;
    width:170px;
}
#panel {
    border:1px #000 solid;
    box-shadow:4px 6px 6px #444444;
    cursor:crosshair;
}
#color {
    border:1px #000 solid;
    box-shadow:0px 4px 6px #444444;
    cursor:crosshair;
}
.column2 > div {
    margin-bottom:10px;
}
#swImage {
    border:1px #000 solid;
    box-shadow:2px 3px 3px #444444;
    cursor:pointer;
    height:25px;
    line-height:25px;

    border-radius:3px;
    -moz-border-radius:3px;
    -webkit-border-radius:3px;
}
#swImage:hover {
    margin-left:2px;
}
#preview, #pick {
    border:1px #000 solid;
    box-shadow:2px 3px 3px #444444;
    height:40px;
    width:80px;

    border-radius:3px;
    -moz-border-radius:3px;
    -webkit-border-radius:3px;
}
.column2 input[type=text] {
    float:right;
    width:110px;
}

Step 3. JS

js/script.js

var canvas;
var canvasColor;
var ctx;
var ctxColor;
var bMouseDown = false;
var selColorR = 0;
var selColorG = 0;
var selColorB = 0;

var images = [ // predefined array of used images
    'images/pic1.jpg',
    'images/pic2.jpg',
    'images/pic3.jpg',
    'images/pic4.jpg',
    'images/pic5.jpg'
];
var iActiveImage = 0;

$(function(){

    // drawing active image
    var image = new Image();
    image.onload = function () {
        ctx.drawImage(image, 0, 0, image.width, image.height); // draw the image on the canvas
    }
    image.src = images[iActiveImage];

    // creating canvas objects
    canvas = document.getElementById('panel');
    ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');

    canvasColor = document.getElementById('color');
    ctxColor = canvasColor.getContext('2d');

    drawGradients(ctxColor);

    $('#color').mousemove(function(e) { // mouse move handler
        var canvasOffset = $(canvasColor).offset();
        var canvasX = Math.floor(e.pageX - canvasOffset.left);
        var canvasY = Math.floor(e.pageY - canvasOffset.top);

        var imageData = ctxColor.getImageData(canvasX, canvasY, 1, 1);
        var pixel = imageData.data;

        var pixelColor = "rgba("+pixel[0]+", "+pixel[1]+", "+pixel[2]+", "+pixel[3]+")";
        $('#preview').css('backgroundColor', pixelColor);
    });

    $('#color').click(function(e) { // mouse click handler
        var canvasOffset = $(canvasColor).offset();
        var canvasX = Math.floor(e.pageX - canvasOffset.left);
        var canvasY = Math.floor(e.pageY - canvasOffset.top);

        var imageData = ctxColor.getImageData(canvasX, canvasY, 1, 1);
        var pixel = imageData.data;

        $('#rgbVal').val(pixel[0]+','+pixel[1]+','+pixel[2]);

        var pixelColor = "rgba("+pixel[0]+", "+pixel[1]+", "+pixel[2]+", "+pixel[3]+")";
        $('#pick').css('backgroundColor', pixelColor);

        selColorR = pixel[0];
        selColorG = pixel[1];
        selColorB = pixel[2];
    }); 

    $('#panel').mousedown(function(e) { // mouse down handler
        bMouseDown = true;
    });
    $('#panel').mouseup(function(e) { // mouse up handler
        bMouseDown = false;
    });
    $('#panel').mousemove(function(e) { // mouse move handler
        if (bMouseDown) {
            var canvasOffset = $(canvas).offset();
            var canvasX = Math.floor(e.pageX - canvasOffset.left);
            var canvasY = Math.floor(e.pageY - canvasOffset.top);

            var imageData = ctx.getImageData(canvasX, canvasY, 1, 1);
            var pixel = imageData.data;
            pixel[0] = selColorR;     // Red
            pixel[1] = selColorG;   // Green
            pixel[2] = selColorB;   // Blue
            pixel[3] = 255; // Alpha channel  

            ctx.putImageData(imageData, canvasX, canvasY);
        }
    });

    $('#swImage').click(function(e) { // switching images
        iActiveImage++;
        if (iActiveImage >= 10) iActiveImage = 0;
        image.src = images[iActiveImage];
    });
});

function drawGradients() {
    var grad = ctxColor.createLinearGradient(20, 0, canvasColor.width - 20, 0);
    grad.addColorStop(0, 'red');
    grad.addColorStop(1 / 6, 'orange');
    grad.addColorStop(2 / 6, 'yellow');
    grad.addColorStop(3 / 6, 'green')
    grad.addColorStop(4 / 6, 'aqua');
    grad.addColorStop(5 / 6, 'blue');
    grad.addColorStop(1, 'purple');
    ctxColor.fillStyle=grad;
    ctxColor.fillRect(0, 0, canvasColor.width, canvasColor.height);
}

Firstly, notice that now we have 2 canvases. One canvas will be for images, the second one is for canvasColor – for the color picker area. I created a separated function to draw rainbow gradients: drawGradients. Then I added mouse event handlers. And when we click on our second canvas (color picker) – we save the selected color.  When we drag our image – we will ‘draw’ on the first canvas. Now our HTML5 Paint application ready!


Live Demo
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Conclusion

Hope that today`s lesson was interesting for you. We made another one nice html5 sample. I will be glad to see your thanks and comments. Good luck!


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