Paint bucket
Written by Ryan Allan
Updated over a week ago

The paint bucket tool will fill an area with your chosen color. The default shortcut key for this is G. View the video below for more or scroll on for the written guide:

On the right, underneath your color wheel, you’ll find a range of settings and behaviors for your paint bucket.

Target layer:

This setting determines which layer’s contents will inform your fill.

Active: fill only according to the contents of your current layer

All: fill according the content of all layers

Above: fill area according the contents of the layer above your active layer

Below: fill area according the contents of the layer below your active layer


This setting determines what characteristics on your selected layer will inform the fill.

Color: this will create the fill on an area of the same color.

Opacity: this will create a fill on an area of the same opacity.

Smart: this will fill to the edges of a line or transparent area.

Fill Mode:

This setting gives you some options for the behavior of the Fill tool.

Fill: standard fill based on either color or opacity

Fill rest: an content outside of the shape of color you choose will fill

Clear: instead of filling an area with color, it will erase that area instead.

Clear rest: erase the contents outside a specified area

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