Using the paint bucket tool

The paint bucket tool fills adjacent pixels that are similar in color value to the pixels you click.

Note: The paint bucket tool cannot be used with images in Bitmap mode. To use the paint bucket tool:

1 Specify a foreground color. (See "Choosing foreground and background colors" on page 257.)

2 Select the paint bucket tool

3 (Photoshop) Specify whether to fill the selection with the foreground color or with a pattern. (See "Filling and stroking selections and layers" on page 249.)

4 Specify a blending mode and opacity for the paint. (See "Setting options for painting and editing tools" on page 241.)

5 Enter the tolerance for the fill.

The tolerance defines how similar in color a pixel must be to be filled. Values can range from 0 to 255. A low tolerance fills pixels within a range of color values very similar to the pixel you click. A high tolerance fills pixels within a broader range.

6 To smooth the edges of the filled selection, select Anti-aliased. (See "Softening the edges of a selection" on page 166.)

7 To fill only pixels contiguous to the one you click, select Contiguous; leave unselected to fill all similar pixels in the image.

8 To fill pixels based on the merged color data from all visible layers, select All Layers. (See "Sampling from layers" on page 291.)

9 Click the part of the image you want to fill. All specified pixels within the specified tolerance are filled with the foreground color or pattern.

If you're working on a layer and don't want to fill transparent areas, make sure that the layer's transparency is locked in the Layers palette. (See "Locking layers" on page 290.)

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