How to Use the Paint Bucket Tool in Photoshop
The paint bucket tool is a great way to fill a selection or layer with content. It can be used in many different ways to create different effects, such as filling an area with a specific color or merging the area with the foreground. In this tutorial, we will go over how to use the paint bucket tool and some of its options.
What is the paint bucket tool?
The paint bucket tool is used to make selection, often of a portion of a layer or the entire layer. The paint bucket tool is used to quickly “paint” the selected region so that it fills an entire region with that color. The paint bucket tool can also be used to merge multiple regions, or even modify a selection. The original selection (the base layer) is unaffected by the changes.
How to Use the Paint Bucket Tool in Photoshop The first thing we need to do is make the selection. This can be done in many ways, such as using the paint bucket tool, selecting the area on the path or changing the selected region into a spot color using the clipboard or paint tool or select by the layer’s name. How to Paint a Layer with the Paint Bucket Tool 1.
How to paint with the paint bucket tool
To create a new layer for filling the area with the color we want to paint, click the Paint Bucket Tool (M) on the tool bar at the bottom of the editor. Enter the options, either by clicking the appropriate text or pressing Ctrl+Shift+E. Click on the color we want to paint the layer. Click Paint Bucket to bring up the options panel and hit OK. Open the layer styles panel, set the brush to the selected color, and press Ctrl+Z to deselect it.
Move the layer to the Fill or Overlay section of the Layers palette, and press the drop-down menu button, selecting a Fill option. As a result, all the content from the layer will now appear under the paint bucket.
Using the fill tool
The fill tool is quite similar to the paint bucket tool. Both can be used for filling an area with color. Here’s a quick GIF that shows how to use the fill tool. In Photoshop CS5, using the fill tool allows for 100% opacity. However, the fill tool is often used in situations where opacity is not really the goal. When choosing the fill option, the opacity can be tweaked to change the colors used, which means that the fill color changes as the opacity is adjusted.
Using the overlap tool The overlap tool allows for combining parts of the image into one. It can also be used to cut or copy a selection with a crop tool. There are two ways of using the overlap tool in Photoshop. The first way is to separate the area you want to join into a selection and apply a layer mask to it.
Alter the settings in the paint bucket options
Before you begin to create anything with the paint bucket tool, it is important that you first set up some basic settings to alter the effect. You can do this by clicking the button with the paint bucket in the tool menu. This will open a menu that has some options under it. To get the settings you need, start by clicking on the settings icon and then selecting “open paint bucket menu”.
At the top of the menu is a dropdown menu which allows you to change the canvas size. If you have an existing canvas, you can set this to the size of that canvas. This is also the maximum size in which you can create documents in Photoshop. To set the canvas size, click on the three dots and then select “Scale canvas to largest size”.
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