2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2013 10:29 PM by Ginger N4

    Fill tool doesn't completely 'fill'

    Ginger N4

      When I use the fill tool to simply 'fill' a selection, it does not completely fill it. There is an ivisible barrier or line that prevents it from filling all the way to the edge. Do you think I have my settings wrong?

       

      See screenshot.

       

      Thank you in advance!bee.png

        • 1. Re: Fill tool doesn't completely 'fill'
          Noel Carboni Level 8

          A Bucket Fill of a transparent area fills only pixels that are 100% transparent.  Some of those near the lines you've painted are actually partially transparent - hence the fill stops before reaching the completely opaque pixels.

           

          If you want to do filled drawings, consider drawing paths and using filled shapes as an alternative.  Or you could select the transparent areas with the Magic Wand, expand the selection a bit, then paint in the selected area with a big brush..

           

          -Noel

          • 2. Re: Fill tool doesn't completely 'fill'
            Ginger N4 Level 1

            Oh, that makes sense! I did simply stroke the path... when I could have filled the path instead.

            If that option doesn't always work, your suggestion to select, and expand also has it's place.

            Thank you for the tips!