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How To Fill Your Line Art In Photoshop Without The Paint Bucket Tool Tutorial For Digital Painters


Hi, everyone! Welcome back to another basic. Photoshop tutorial for digital artists. In this one. We’re gonna take a look at filling your line up. So there are a few methods to do this the first thing. I’m gonna do is create a new layer And for the sake of this tutorial showing an example, I’m just gonna put a circle where a poly drawn circle So the first method. A lot of you probably use already is pressing G on your keyboard or selecting the paint bucket tool, which is found over here. If you don’t have the paint bucket tool there, right, click on the icon and change it to paint bucket tool. It might be on gradient, for example, and once you’ve selected that select the color you want to fill and you would normally just tap where you want to fill. Now that’s okay, but as you can probably see if you zoom in, there is a white line there that does not quite go up to the black line. This can be a pain and it’s sometimes a bit more extreme than this as well. That’s actually not as bad as I have had it go before, so I’m gonna get rid of that, so a much better way of doing this and to make sure you don’t get those problems as well is. I’m gonna select the Magic Wand Tool which you can see over here again. If you don’t have that, make sure your right. Click and select the magic wand tool. Now what we’re gonna do this time on that Same layer is? I’m going to click within the circle. So if I was to fill this in now, regardless of what method I use, for example, even if I fill that with a pen bucket tool again. I’m going to press Ctrl + D to deselect my lineup. You can see, we have exactly the same problem, so what we do? Is we’re going to select our magic wand Tool. Click within that space and this time. I’m gonna use this top panel up here and I’m gonna click select and from the drop down. I’m going to click modify and within modify. I’m gonna expand that selection now. The amount you need to expand it by is going to vary, depending on how large the images that you’re making and the thicker. Your line are the more you can get away with on this. So for this one. I’m gonna try, lets. Try 5 for now, and you can see how that has moved, and it now goes on to our lineup, so I know there’s gonna be no white spaces this time. So this time what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna come up to edit along the top of the tool bar and I’m gonna select fill now. I don’t we do this normally, but you can click foreground, color and hit OK, and it will fill the area again. It’s going to over into a lineup the way I do this much quicker Is I press alt on my keyboard and then backspace. And that selects your foreground color, so you can see here. You’ve got two colors, the red and the black. The red in this case is our foreground color. What I’m gonna do is change my background color to show you another shortcut. So before with our selection, we pressed. Alt + backspace that works fine. Alternatively, you can press ctrl + backspace on your keyboard, and it uses your background color instead, so that’s good, but it does go into our lineup. So another benefit of using this method is you can create a new layer. I’ve still got my magic wand Tool selection on there and it’s been expanded still. You have to do that on your line, art layer. But once you’ve got that selected, you can create a new layer and use the same method, so I’m going to press CTRL + backspace again or even alt backspace depending which color you want. I’m gonna deselect that with Ctrl + D. We’ve got the same result, but we’re on different layers this time so here on the right hand side, I can now drag my color layer below the lineout layer. And if you look carefully, you’ll see the difference that makes okay. I’m gonna show the difference when I’m zoomed in. It Just means that we’re not cutting into our line art now. I’ll be completely honest a lot of the time I actually do just select my brush tool and I just go in and I paint up to the edges, but I know some people prefer to use, you know, fill tools and shortcuts like that. And once you get good at them, it does speed up your workflow a lot, but I want to take a quick look at one more thing, so we know how to fill that quickly. If it’s quite basic, but if there’s a few things within our line art, such as a man that looks like a tomato or a strawberry. If you were to use this method now you’d find when I click. It’s going to leave certain bits out, for example, the cheeks, that’s fine if that’s what you want, but the reason I’m pointing this out is because instead of selecting within your image, you can actually magic wand the outside of your image. So now, instead of selecting everything within the image, we’ve got the inverse of that so again I’m gonna go select modify, expand this expand by five, But if I was to fill this at the moment, it’s gonna fill the background, which is fine. If that’s what you want to happen. But alternatively, to reverse that now we can come up to select again and select inverse Now that I’ve clicked that if I click to fill again, you can see it selected everything within the layer. This is also really handy if you want to break sections of your drawings down, for example, if I now want it to paint the skin, I could create a new layer. Hold down, alt and lock the layer that I’m working on to the blue layer and I can then draw within this and cover this area much quicker without worrying about going outside the lines, and this is especially handy. If you want to create several layers, they will all lock down to that first layer so yes. I am having to use my brush tool. Admittedly, you could go within this and do each one individually, but it’s quite a good way to work with a brush but without having to be too neat along the edge of the outline or the outside edge. I should say, and it can save you quite a bit of time, and then you can have things on individual layers as well. All of that sounds confusing, but it’s really easy once you get used to it, so please have a play around with it, but the main thing to remember is instead of using your paint bucket tool you can use the Magic Wand Tool, select the area you want, select, modify expand, expand into your lineup and then you can press CTRL + backspace and this will give you a much better fill than using the paint as well as that as an artist. It does open more options up to you because there is so many things you can do in. Photoshop anyway, guys. I hope you found this video useful. If you did leave me a comment below, Let me know what other tutorials you want to see next and as always make sure you hit that subscribe button for more content. Thanks for watching everyone.