Friday, February 11, 2011
Tip #42. When you are making a selection that you want to fill with color, go ahead and make your selection. Use the keyboard shortcut ‘G’ to switch to the paint bucket tool. You might have to press G more than once, as the first option is the Gradient tool. Then you’ll want to click on the color picker icon at the bottom of the tool bar and select your color. Click on OK, move your cursor into your selected area and click. The important thing to remember about this is that you are going to be painting an area of the active layer the color you selected. You won’t be creating a new layer unless you click on the new layer icon, or press Shift + Command or Control + N. Make sure that the new layer is the active one before you click to fill your selected area.