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Sams Teach Yourself Internet and Web Basics All in One by T. Michael Clark, Bob Temple, Ned Snell

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Using the Flood Fill Tool

You can use the Flood Fill tool (the fifth icon from the bottom of the Tool palette; it looks like a tilted paint can) to fill areas of an image with either a color, gradient, pattern, or texture.

Filling an Area with a Solid Color

To fill an area with a solid color, simply set the foreground or background color to the color you want to use and click within the area you want to fill. Clicking with the left mouse button fills the area with the foreground color, and clicking with the right mouse button fills the area with the background color.

Several factors determine how the Flood Fill tool fills an area. If you've made a selection and you click within the selected area, the Flood Fill tool fills that area. If you've ...

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