The Pixlr fill tool is a simple and easy way to fill an entire area with the same colour. You could use the fill tool to drop colour to cover areas such as an entire background or into smaller areas.
First we’ll explain how to use the fill tool to fill the entire canvas with one colour.
To do this you will need to select the fill tool from the tool bar. Move your cursor over the canvas and left click to fill.
If you wish to fill your canvas with another colour, just use the colour selector located on the left hand side.
You can use the selector to pick any colour or shade, or type in a hex colour code.
Use the circular ring to slide between colours and use the square in the middle to dictate the shade.
Once you have chosen a colour, click OK. Then mouse over the canvas and click to fill the entire canvas.
An option you have is to use the opacity tool. This affects how strong the colour is. By applying a second colour with a lower opacity, you will be able to ‘mix’ the colours.
If you apply a second colour with a low opacity (around 20% is quite effective) in a new layer over a photograph or graphic you will be able to tint it slightly.
Use the Layers window on the right hand side of the screen to create a new layer.
Then just select a tint colour, set the opacity low, and click anywhere on the canvas.
Next we’ll add a colour to a logo with a white background.
Once the required colour has been selected, fill the background of the canvas by clicking the white space.
Using the same tools we can also change the colour of the lettering.
As we are changing the colour of several detached aspects, we will need to un-tick the contiguous box in the toolbar at the top of the workspace. This enables you to select multiple elements of the same colour simultaneously.
Now when we apply the fill tool it will affect all the selected aspects.
There are many uses for the fill tool and how you use it will be down to your requirements and creativity.