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Chapter 3. Creating Graphics > Editing Fills with the Paint Bucket

Editing Fills with the Paint Bucket

You can change the fill of an object with the Paint Bucket tool. The Paint Bucket stores the fill color you’ve set in the Toolbar or in the Property Inspector. You can change the fill color of any existing shape on the Stage by touching down on the shape with this tool. You can also add a fill to any shape that has a closed stroke. After you select the Paint Bucket tool, you can select Paint Bucket sensitivity options located at the bottom of the Toolbar.

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Use the Paint Bucket

1.
Change the Fill color box in either the Property Inspector, the Colors area of the Toolbar, or the Color Mixer.

2.
Click the Paint Bucket tool in the Toolbar.

The pointer becomes a small paint bucket.

TIMESAVER Press K to select the Paint Bucket tool.

3.
Click in the fill of a shape on the Stage.

The fill updates to the new color.

Did You Know?

You can set the sensitivity of the Paint Bucket tool in the Options areas of the Toolbox. These settings allow the Paint Bucket tool to close gaps in a shape (such as a break in the stroke line) and adjust how large or small a gap needs to be before Flash will close it.


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