Report. "Contiguous" option limits the tool's range to adjacent areas. Here are some tips on how to use the paint bucket tool Photoshop. Bookmark; Follow; Report; More. If you can’t find the Paint Bucket tool, click and hold the Gradient tool to access it. Click on your image to fill the area. The Paint Bucket Tool fills the continuously colored area with the forground color or pattern. Choose a foreground color. To use it, select the tool (press Shift+G until it’s […] Specify whether to fill the selection with the foreground color or with a pattern. The Paint Bucket Tool in Photoshop Elements fills adjacent pixels that are similar in color value to pixels you select. This helpful function looks like a small paint bucket and can be invaluable in your graphic design work. Report. Reply. In Photoshop CS6, the Paint Bucket tool, available in the Tools panel (where it shares a flyout menu with the Gradient tool), operates much like a combination of the Brush tool and the Magic Wand tool, as you can see by looking over its options. Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. The paint bucket tool flood fills a continuous area of similar color with a selected color. Specify whether to fill the selection with the foreground color or with a pattern. 1) Open a new default Photoshop … You can fill an area with the foreground color or a pattern. 6 Likes Translate. Use Tolerance field to adjust the tool's sensitivity. The Paint Bucket tool fills an area, that is similar in color value to the pixels you click. Select the Paint Bucket tool in the toolbox. In this introductory Photoshop tutorial, I explain how to use the Paint Bucket tool in Photoshop. 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