Filling linework with color?

New Here ,
Jun 05, 2022 Jun 05, 2022

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I do comic-style art with very thick bold lines. When I color, I simply block in a space with solid color, and use masks and filters to shade or blend. Right now, the only way I can color in an empty space is to do it by hand with a brush tool by making another layer underneath the linework, and carefully line the edges so it's a solid block of color. The paint bucket tool will leave a small area around the linework of empty space, otherwise I would use it instead. Below are examples of what I'm talking about.

 

Colored by hand using the brush tool (color layer is underneath the linework layer):

Example 2.jpg

 

Colored using the paint bucket tool (all one layer):

Example1.jpg

If I could use the paint bucket tool or something similar to just drop colors in wherever I need them instead of having to hand-paint it all in, it would cut my drawing time in half.

 

Anyone have some suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Jun 05, 2022 Jun 05, 2022

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Have you tried with All Layers turned on for Paint Bucket tool to paint on layer below? I do not see any problem while testing. What are Brush Setings?

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Jun 05, 2022 Jun 05, 2022

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This helps a TON. It still has little pieces that don't seem to quite get filled in but those are easy fixes by hand. Thanks so much!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 05, 2022 Jun 05, 2022

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Create a  new top layer with the line art. change the blending mode to Multiply. 

now few options: 

Select the area  with the magic wand and create a Fill layer. Or add another layer and fill it with the color!

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Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

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You could try double fill the bucket. Just click twice?

Lee- Graphic Designer, Print Specialist, Photographer

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Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

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This has been a feature request for about 25 years now, so there's a near certainty that it will never be implemented.

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