Canvas globalCompositeOperation Property

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Canvas globalCompositeOperation Property

ctx.globalCompositeOperation canvas property sets the type of compositing operation to apply when drawing new shapes.

Your browser does not support the canvas element.

This example uses the globalCompositeOperation property to draw two rectangles that hue themselves where they overlap.

Help Tips: Learn how to draw a canvas rectange.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <body> <canvas id="point" width="160" height="160"> Your browser does not support the canvas element. </canvas> <script> var canvas = document.getElementById('point'); var ctx = canvas.getContext('2d'); ctx.globalCompositeOperation = 'hue'; ctx.fillStyle = 'blue'; ctx.fillRect(10, 10, 100, 100); ctx.fillStyle = 'red'; ctx.fillRect(50, 50, 100, 100); </script> </body> </html>


ctx.globalCompositeOperation = type;

Attributes Value

typeA String specifies which of the compositing or blending mode operations to use. The following are the list of possible values.
  • source-over
  • source-in
  • source-out
  • source-atop
  • destination-over
  • destination-in
  • destination-out
  • destination-atop
  • lighter
  • copy
  • xor
  • multiply
  • screen
  • overlay
  • darken
  • lighten
  • color-dodge
  • color-burn
  • hard-light
  • soft-light
  • difference
  • exclusion
  • hue
  • saturation
  • color
  • luminosity


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