Fill Bucket
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The fill tool lets you apply Color
or Texture to a photograph by filling areas of similar color. All pixels near the mouseclick in the image, that have similar colors, will be filled with the current brush color or texture.

To regulate the tolerance for detecting similar color pixels, move the Tolerance slider. Higher tolerance values will fill greater areas.

If you are not satisfied with the result, change some of the settings (tolerance, blendmode, opacity, etc..) and see an immediate dynamic reflection in the photograph. This unique behavior was developed for CodedColor in order to give you superior flexibility as compared to other programs on the market.

Example of Fill bucket:  
In this example, the gray sky and the walls were "vamped" up a little by filling in blue and yellow color with opacity. The opacity is necessary in order to preserve the texture of the filled regions. Since the sky region "spills" a little into the forest on the horizon, you could reduce the tolerance a little more. Also note, that the satellite dish on the left turned yellow, as the tolerance level could not distinguish between the gray of wall and the gray of the satellite dish. You could use the Eraser brush to correct this mistake, brighten the dish by using the Retouch Brush or just do another Fill with white and a very small tolerance.  
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·There are many places on the internet where you can download textures for free.  
·See the General Settings topic for brush options and blend modes.  
·Before/After Tutorials  

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