How to use the Paint Bucket Tool in Photoshop + Common Problems (HOW TO FIX)

yo what's going on ladies and gentlemen

reven here and welcome to another

tutorial a while ago I made a video

about a tutorial on the paint bucket

tool in Adobe Illustrator and someone

asked me to do the same thing on

Photoshop so here you go to be

completely honest I've never actually

used the paint bucket tool in Photoshop

a lot so I did some research and I will

tell you everything you need to know

about the paint bucket tool in Photoshop

alright so let's get started I will also

cover some problems you might encounter

and how to fix them

so to get started we've got a drawing or

pick it you over here and with the paint

bucket tool we're gonna color it in so

how do you do that

well the paint bucket tool is on the

left side underneath the gradient tool

so this is probably how you how it looks

for you so I'm gonna Grady until you got

the paint bucket tool if you don't want

to find out you can just press the

shortcut G or you can hold shift and G

to toggle between the tools underneath

that one so now you got paint bucket

tool alright so get the picket over here

so you will see some error form that you

can't do what you want to do and that's

because you have to rest rise the layer

first so if you click once your pet you

will get this notification you need to

restaurants it so okay

and now you can use the paint bucket

tool alright so I will also give you a

quick tip I've got like a color palette

over here you can just make one by using

some what's called I need that one

just make some circles choose a couple

colors with the stroke off and you can

do different Simon you know just say

okay cool no I got this one so you got

your own color palette it's really easy

to work with a color palette in this

situation all right so we're gonna call

her in the Pikachu so we got the pachuco

selected we're gonna press G to activate

the paint bucket tool and I would just

color it in

if you hold option or alt you see people

change to the eyedropper tool so you can

just select a color from your palette so

we want to select the yellow we just

click once in the middle and it's

selected and it's yellow a couple of

tips on the top you will see anti-alias

and it could be contiguous hope I

pronounced that right alright let me

show you what it does if you do not have

continuous selected it will fill every

color or every part of your layer where

you're on without line so for example

now I'm actually selecting the color

white in the picture and it will yes it

will turn every single piece of white in

this layer together so that's why you

need to take away so the lines were

actually function is some kind of a

border so you have to be the only colors

in between the borders anti-aliased it's

kind of a weight one so if you for

example look at this line over here and

I will just fit it in like that you will

see a little bit of a white line over

here and if you poop the anti-alias:on

it's kind of gone so that's that so just

put it on or it will have like a really

ugly white line it's really hard to see

you can see that a little bit so I would

just suggest to just keep it on and it's

all fluent

yeah that's actually pretty much most

what you need to know so let's just

color in do so with the optional Alt key

looks like the color from our color

palette just keep clicking and is in

effect Pikachu and that's it so now

we've got a Pikachu and it's all good so

that's one thing now we got another

thing because I was thinking about

situations you might want to use the

paint back to and that could be if you

want to make an illustration my opinion

I would use Adobe Illustrator but if

some people would like to draw or paint

in Photoshop then you might encounter

some different problems so I just drew a

quick squirtle I know it looks very sexy

for just don't bother or don't mind it

and we're gonna try to call it that it

so it's already restaurant we've got the

colors over here a color palette and as

you for example can see that's let's

take this one if we want to select that

color blue and fill that part in you

will see you have a white line even with

entities if it's you put it off it's

even worse you see that's because you

have like a soft brush with like it

fades away at the end and the edges so

that's how you got it so what is a way

to fix it well it's not really actually

the paint bucket - it's the magic one -

magic wand - is under the shortcut W

under the quick selection tool and

object selection tool you will just

select the area which you want to fill I

do recommend to make a new layer and put

it underneath the layer so this is the

squirtle layer and this is just an empty

layer so you're gonna select the area

which you want to fill and you're gonna

expand it

and how do you expand it you go to after

it select modify expand that's it

cool so you're just selected by or

explain about let's say three pixels no

that is too much we're gonna modify it

by two pixels and then we're gonna go

back to the pain rocker to G go through

your another layer or do the layer

beneath it and we fill it up and now you

see it's a lot better what I do is it's

just to lead that one is you've got the

quick selection tool or the magic wand

tool and I've made actually a shortcut

for it

today's command option and X anger the

same thing and then you just switch

layer go to paint the paint bucket tool

and it's all done how do you put it in

as a shortcut because it's not standard

a shortcut or by default you will go to

edit keyboard shortcuts just put it over

there you will go down to what's it

called no it's not added select yes

select and then you got it up here you

can select your own shortcut over here

so I got command option X if I just

delete that one it's command option X

from expand and you hit OK and then you

you use that shortcut for yourself now

that way you can just fill in the rest

of squirtle pretty much

do I got different things

you got opacity and tolerance over here

the tolerance is actually well you won't

be actually needing it a lot you can put

it a bit higher it's mostly if you want

if you already have a painting so let's

say for example so let's say for example

so if I want to color in this green and

I put the tolerance let's say at 255

then it should be coloring but

contiguous off it colors like pretty

much everything because the range of

colors is really high if you put it on

except for wand that will only color the

green so the tolerance is actually the

range of colors it will fill or yet

filled with the paint bucket tool which

changes a little bit from the kaalia

selected so now we have selected your

ones over here and if you put the

tolerance really high it will have a

really wide margin of colors it will

also change then you let the opacity

well pretty much the present is just the

way it will feel just a little bit just

a little bit of orange like you'll get

your blending to colors so if I put the

opacity so let's say for example 100 and

I will make this part


yellow and change the opacity to 40 and

pick the color blue you left kind of

greenish so that's pretty much it what I

can tell you about the paint bucket tool

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