Could you please post a screenshot with the pertinent Panels visible?
Why the Paint Bucket and not just a Fill?
I am using paint bucket because I just want to alter the color surrounding the shape in black i.e. the text.
This is what I have always done in the past 7 it has worked fine.
I can add another print to show the color picker but this image shows the selected color - and the resulting color from paint bucket around the black text, completly different from the green tone selected.
You are aware that you are working with an Indexed Color image?
I can't say i am?
What is it and how does it affect me?
Try changing Image > Mode to RGB – does the Tool work as expected then?
To quote from the Help:
Indexed Color mode
Indexed Color mode produces 8-bit image files with up to 256 colors. When converting to indexed color, Photoshop builds a color lookup table (CLUT), which stores and indexes the colors in the image. If a color in the original image does not appear in the table, the program chooses the closest one or uses dithering to simulate the color using available colors.
Although its palette of colors is limited, indexed color can reduce file size yet maintain the visual quality needed for multimedia presentations, web pages, and the like. Limited editing is available in this mode. For extensive editing, you should convert temporarily to RGB mode. Indexed color files can be saved in Photoshop, BMP, DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine), GIF, Photoshop EPS, Large Document Format (PSB), PCX, Photoshop PDF, Photoshop Raw, Photoshop 2.0, PICT, PNG, Targa®, or TIFF formats.
You're a champion - all good!
Thanks so much.
Don't where you are based, but where ever you are, thanks again.
Keep in mind that if the resulting files need to be Indexed you may have to convert again (or use Save for Web).
Thanks for the additional advice.
That looks like a clever feature, but its application might be a bit limited in terms of colors available.
i use a color picker tool to match colors I want, so can't see much point in indexing a file - unless space saving is a huge issue (based on the description you attached).
Indexed Colors basically only makes sense in a web context, but that’s not my field of expertise.
I use photoshop a lot, but there is a lot more I don't know about it than the features I am familiar with.
Gotta sign off now.
All the best.
Photoshop's PNG compression for PNG-24 (non-indexed format) can be very aggressive. Given that fact, when I need a PNG image that's perfectly accurate (opposed to JPEG, with compression artifacts), I just don't find that PNG-8 (indexed) is really needed. Virtually everyone's access to the web is improving (more bandwidth, faster computing hardware), so saving every byte (while still good to keep in mind) starts to take a second seat to making a high quality web presentation (without palletized color artifacts).