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Lesson 4. Painting and Editing > Filling the background layer with color

Filling the background layer with color

Throughout this lesson, you'll have the opportunity to use a variety of painting tools. First, you'll use the paint bucket tool to paint the background of the image with a light green color. The paint bucket tool fills a selection or a layer with the foreground color, the background color, or a pattern.

1.
Choose File > Open, and open the file 04Start.psd from the Lessons/Lesson04 folder.

2.
If the Layers palette is not showing, choose Window > Show Layers to display it.

There are nine layers in the Layers palette. Each layer allows you to paint, add an effect, or make color changes to specific portions of the entire image.

3.
In the Layers palette, select the Background layer.

4.
If guides are showing in the document window, choose View > Show Extras or View > Show > Guides to hide them for now. You'll be using these guides at the end of this lesson.

5.
If the Color palette is not showing, choose Window > Show Color to display it.

6.
Make sure that RGB Sliders is selected in the Color palette menu.



7.
In the Color palette, enter 182 in the R text box, 201 in the G text box, and 139 in the B text box.

Notice that the light green color you specified in the Color palette is now the foreground color.

8.
Select the paint bucket tool ( ), hidden under the gradient tool ( ).



9.
Click inside the image with the paint bucket tool to fill the Background layer with the current fill color.

10.
Choose File > Save to save your work.

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