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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program, Fourth Edition by Tavmjong Bah

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Chapter 14. Paint Bucket Tool

Inspired by the need for cartoonists to color their drawings, the Paint Bucket Tool flood fills a region with a color. True to an SVG drawing program, the new object is defined by vectors and thus is fully scalable. The region to be filled, however, is defined by the pixels on the screen at the time of the fill. This is best explained by the examples in the sections that follow.

Simple Use

The simplest use is to fill an area defined by two different objects. Select the Paint Bucket Tool (image, Shift+F7) from the Tool Box and then click in the overlapping region. A new object is created with the current Fill color.

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