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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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3.3 Filling an Area

In this section, we introduce tools that are designed to fill an area with a color, pattern, or gradient.

The Bucket Fill Tool

Use the Bucket Fill tool (Image: Tools > Paint Tools > Bucket Fill, , or the Toolbox button shown in Figure 3-61) to fill an area with a solid color or pattern either by clicking in the area that you want to fill or by dragging the foreground or background color and dropping it over the image.

When you click to fill, you fill only the contiguous space with that color or pattern. This means that a line drawing can act as a boundary. For example, we clicked in the line drawing of a peach to fill it with dark ...

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