Paint Bucket Tool

The Paint Bucket Tool fills the continuously colored area with the forground color or pattern.

To fill with foreground color:

  • In the Toolbox, select the Paint Bucket Tool.
  • Click on your image to fill the area.
  • Use Tolerance field to adjust the tool's sensitivity.
  • "Contiguous" option limits the tool's range to adjacent areas.
  • in the Options bar you can also choose the blending mode and opacity.

To fill with pattern:

  • in the Options bar, choose Fill mode "Pattern".
  • In the Pattern picker, choose a pattern sample.
  • Click on your image to fill the area.

Tip. Just in case you didn't know, the Paint Bucket tool is also available in Photoshop Elements that is way cheaper version.

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