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How to Use the Paint Bucket Tool in Photoshop

If you’re working with Photoshop, you need to have working knowledge about all of the tools to help you create a great looking design. One of the most useful tools you can employ in Photoshop is the paint bucket tool. When you open Photoshop, you will see the paint bucket tool in the tools menu. This helpful function looks like a small paint bucket and can be invaluable in your graphic design work. Here are some tips on how to use the paint bucket tool Photoshop.

How to Use the Paint Bucket Tool Photoshop
In Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, the paint bucket tool can help you make pixels on your project the same color as another part of your design. First, you need to choose the paint bucket tool by clicking on it and selecting it. You then need to look at the bottom of the tool options menu to make your color choice. Before you use the paint bucket tool to create a new look for your graphic project, you need to select a few options in the tools menu and within your design.

Fill Types and Patterns 
The fill option for the paint bucket tool means you will need to choose a foreground solid color or a pattern. If you opt for a pattern fill, the pattern drop-down menu will appear. Then, you will need to choose a pattern for the paint bucket tool, or you can create your own pattern for a unique look. The paint bucket tool also allows you to choose the mode you want for your fill, which allows you to choose a blending mode for the color or pattern fill.

Opacity and Tolerance
Another option you can choose when using the paint bucket tool is opacity. Use the opacity slider tool to adjust the transparency of your color or pattern fill. You can also adjust the tolerance level in the fill with the slider tool. This tool makes adjustments to the coloring of the fill compared to other similar colors in the design. Next, you can opt to check the “All Layers” box to make the paint bucket tool impact every layer of your design. Selecting the “Anti-alias” box gives the fill more smoothness. If you choose the “Contiguous” box, you will paint only the pixels immediately next to your selection.  
Photoshop can be a great tool for both professional and amateur graphic artists to create stunning designs. Shutterstock can help guide you through the learning curve so your creation can be even more amazing and original.

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