Creating Logo using Canvas Tag Html 5

An HTML5 canvas tag is a powerful tool in web design that allows designers to create graphics with JavaScript. It’s perfect for creating logos, banners, and even animations. This article will show you how to use the canvas tag to create a logo using HTML5 Canvas. The logo is an identification of our brand, so we help you to create a logo using canvas tag for your brand.

what is the canvas tag HTML 5 ?

The canvas tag allows you to draw graphics using JavaScript. The canvas tag is just a container where you can draw anything with the help of JavaScript. If you want to draw something by canvas tag you must have JavaScript knowledge. Without javascript you cant draw anything.

How we draw a logo using a canvas tag?

In this post, we will be learning how to create a logo using the canvas tag HTML 5. In order to do this, you need to have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. The Canvas tag is a new HTML 5 element that allows you to draw shapes or even create logos with JavaScript. It can be used in conjunction with the fillStyle and strokeStyle properties, which are available in both CSS and SVG.

<canvas id='myCanvas'></canvas>

This is how you can use the canvas tag. When we write this code there will be no output in the browser window. The reason behind it, Canvas tag is just a container and it cant render anything until you use JavaScript. Now we add width and height and a border to our canvas.

 var canvas  = document.getElementById("myCanvas");
        var context = canvas.getContext("2d");
        canvas.width = 500;
        canvas.height = 150;
        canvas.style.border = '1px solid #333333'

First of all, we need to call canvas tag in our javascript. So we create canvas variable and call canvas tag by dom method. Then we give width and height by using the width and height property of javascript. Now we create text by using the fillText method.

 context.font      = "normal 66px Verdana"; // for text style 
        context.fillStyle = "#000000"; // fill text color
        context.fillText("[", 50, 70); this is our first text of logo

        context.font      = "normal 26px Verdana"; //logo text
        context.fillStyle = "#000000"; //logo color you cand add your's
        context.fillText(" Advance deloper", 60, 50); //logo text
        context.font      = "normal 66px Verdana";
        context.fillStyle = "#000000";
        context.fillText("]", 280, 70);
        context.font        = "normal 16px Arial";
        context.strokeStyle = "#000000";
        context.strokeText("A complete blog for Devs", 70, 75);

This is how we can create a simple logo using a canvas tag. Now we want to fill the gradient in our logo. So we need to create a gradient first. Here I m using a linear-gradient for our logo.

  var x1 =   0;
        var y1 =   0;
        var x2 = 100;
        var y2 =   0;
        var logoColor = context.createLinearGradient(x1, y1, x2, y2);
        logoColor.addColorStop(0  , 'rgb(255, 0,   0)');
        logoColor.addColorStop(0.5, 'rgb(  0, 0, 255)');
        logoColor.addColorStop(1  , 'rgb(  0, 0,   0)');

Add this code after canvas.style.border, This will generate a linear gradient. Now fill this gradient into your text. Just find context.fillStyle of your text layer and give the logoColor value like this

context.fillStyle = logoColor;

Now your logo is almost ready to use. If you want to add shadow to your logo just put this code in your js after logoColor.addColorstop.

context.shadowOffsetX = 10;
        context.shadowOffsetY = 10;
        context.shadowBlur    = 4;
        context.shadowColor   = "#66666620"; 

This will give your logo a decent shadow. Your logo look like this

Canvas Tag | How to create a log with canvas tag

By using canvas elements you can also add images to your logo. If you want to add animation to the logo you can also give a great effect to your logo by using the below code.

context.RequestAnimationFrame()

By using this requestAnimationFrame() call back function we can create animations. In this method, you need to draw something or redraw. It means that this function only used where you want to draw or redraw something in your canvas. If you want to read more about requestAnimationFrame follow this link.

Conclusion

Creating a logo with Canvas Tag Html 5 is an easy way to create something that looks nice and professional. It’s not hard, but it does take some time. If you want to learn more about how this new technology works, keep reading! We hope you found this article helpful. Thanks for reading! For more tips and tricks over CSS and JavaScript go to our home page.

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