Photoshop Elements 4 Just the Steps For Dummies

From the Back Cover
Just the steps you need to enhance, repair, and share your photos
Simple steps…

…for great results

Fill a Selection with the Paint Bucket Tool

Select the Paint Bucket tool from the Tools palette.
Specify your options on the Options bar. Tolerance specifies how similar in color a pixel must be before it is selected and filled. The lower the value, the more similar the color must be.
Click the area you want to select and fill. If things go awry, choose Edit?Undo and try again. In the figure, we put our fill on a separate layer and set the Blend mode to Color so the tones of the apple show through the color.
The Paint Bucket tool makes a selection based on tolerance (similarly colored pixels) and fills that selection with a color and pattern. Reserve this tool for images with a limited number of colors.

Get ready to

Organize and find images quickly
Fix photos with just a few clicks of the mouse
Print professional-looking photos
Correct color, contrast, and clarity
Create slideshows to share with family and friends
Layer images for artistic effects

About the Author
Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a graphic design studio in Ventura, California. She’s the author of Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and has contributed as author, coauthor, or technical editor on numerous books. Barb is also a faculty member in the Visual Communication Department at Brooks Institute.

Ted Padova is the author of over 20 computer books. He writes primarily on Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Illustrator. He is a nationally and internationally known speaker on Adobe Acrobat and digital imaging.

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