Hello and welcome to this video series on the Gimp. On this video, we’re gonna be covering the Bucket Fill Tool which is basically a way in which you can add colors or different patterns to the image that you’re working with. And I’ve touched a little bit on this in a prior video but I just kinda go on over this real quick here.
Here are the Fill Type and you can toggle back and forth using the Control and/ or Shift key on your keyboard. And this is the Foreground, the Background, or the Pattern Fill. And the foreground is this color. This is the background color here. And the available pattern fill is this guy or this and they’re the same thing. Now then, we’ve got a lot of modes where we can choose from — Normal, Dissolve, Divide, Screen, Overlay, Dodge, Burn, and so on. Let’s go and show it to you from the normal view. Foreground color fill which will gonna be blue and we’re going to pick similar colors. So everything that I’m touching right now that is red is gonna change colors to the foreground.
Likewise with this one or this one. I hit my Control + Z to back out of these changes here. Try this one. Now the reason why I chose white here but the reason why the rest of this white did not change colors is because it was not contiguous with this. In other words, it wasn’t touching this. And background color the same thing. Change that, change that, change this. And with the pattern fill as our choice here, change that, change that, change that.
And that’s similar colors. We’ll also show you to the different modes up here and the opacity too. For example, let’s go with “fill whole section”. That way it’s gonna fill this whole thing up here. Let me show you. See just like that. Right now we’re on normal and a hundred percent opacity. In other words, it’s solid. Let’s get out of this and change this to, let’s say, fifty percent. Let’s go to thirty percent. So you can see how it changed the opacity. But it changes the opacity or the transparency. So you can adjust this. Of course, it won’t make any adjustments once it’s already been made until you click on this again. Another thing too I wanna show you is get out of this. Go over here, let’s create. This is our layers dialog box. Let’s create another layer.
And now we got a blue layer and as you can see it’s basically like a blue piece of paper covering up our image surface on top of the cone and the ice cream drippings. So if we want to adjust the opacity of this as it is, of course we’re gonna adjust the layer. We can move the down wand so now the ice cream cone is on top of this blue paper. Using that analogy, let’s go and back up. We can change the opacity here. And we’ve got similar modes here we can work with —- Dissolve, can mix a little fuzzy and stuff, and so on.
So that’s one way we can do that too using the dialog box. I think that’s pretty much it, folks. That’s the Bucket Fill. Again, that’s just adding colors to certain sections and of course you can use the fill or the pattern fill. I’m gonna go over this in a different video as far as how to acquire and create additional patterns for your collection here. Okay so that’s pretty much how we can play around with the different options available in the bucket fill tool. Thank you much for watching. I hope you learned something and I think you’re gonna be able to use this quite a bit in your future endeavors. Have a great day!
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