Mask, Transparency and Raster Operations to Combine Two Bitmaps and Create Transparent Bitmaps

Category:
Screen/Graphics
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Advanced
Author:
Anonymous

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
If you have problems in grasping the basics of mask and raster operations, or find it difficult to digest the materials you have tried hard to obtain, it is not yourself to blame. Most of the materials around on these topics are either too "dry" or only "half-baked" for non-professionals, some are even obsolete. This code not only shows how to create mask and transparency respectively, but also attempts to knit together the essential points pertaining to the inter-relationship of mask, transparency and raster operations, in a live example.

Using this example, you will be able to combine two bitmaps into one and create transparent bitmaps


Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download picmask.zip