Using fill commands instead of the Bucket tool


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Using fill commands instead of the Bucket tool

I am just going to get out and open the Bucket tool just for whims. It's not a kind of tool you'll use very often. I find it's kind of a very harsh tool. It's really only good for most of the time when you are working with areas of solid color and you don't really care about nice edges, soft edges. So instead of using the Bucket tool, which is hidden under the Gradient tool to fill in large colors of area, I'm going to teach you the fill commands. Things that you can do with your keyboard instead. So with our Move tool selected-- I use these shortcuts all the time, every day. So let's say that I've got this layer mask here and it's got a gradient here and I just want to reset the gradient. Your Fill commands are Option+Delete on the Mac and Command+Delete on the Mac, or Alt+Backspace and Ctrl+Backspace on the PC, and you just hit those keyboard shortcuts. So Option or Alt is going to use the foreground color, and Command or Ctrl is going to use the ...

Using fill commands instead of the Bucket tool
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Using fill commands instead of the Bucket tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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