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Paint Bucket Tool Fills Everything Instead of Particular Area - How to Solve?

New Here ,
Feb 01, 2017 Feb 01, 2017

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I just had the newest version of Photoshop CC, and I wanted to continue the work I did on an .svg picture that was saved as a .png file from a previous recent version of Photoshop. The file is a world map, and I filled in some countries already. I personally like to fill in countries on world maps in my spare time according to a certain theme. However when I tried to fill in a country with a color using paint bucket, instead of just filling in that particular country, it fills the entire map - except the countries that I've already filled in, strangely.

I thought it might have been an issue of it being a .png file, so I tried the paint bucket tool to a fresh .svg file. The paint bucket still fills up the entire map rather than just one country. What's going on? How can I fix this? This didn't happen in the older version of Photoshop that I had.

Here are the files if any of you wanted to test it:

Country by Predominant Religion.pngBlankMap-World6.png

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 01, 2017 Feb 01, 2017
HiTry adjusting the tolerance - decrease it if it is going over the borders as you describe. Increase it if it is leaving a gap round the edge. I found setting it to 5 worked well on your map.Dave

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Feb 01, 2017 Feb 01, 2017

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Try adjusting the tolerance - decrease it if it is going over the borders as you describe. Increase it if it is leaving a gap round the edge. I found setting it to 5 worked well on your map.

Dave

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It worked! Thanks!

I'll leave this question unanswered unless I have further problems.

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Aug 09, 2018 Aug 09, 2018

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I wanted to add another setting to check. If it is not your tolerance and there are no gaps in your boundaries, be sure to check the box for "Contiguous"   My paint bucket was coloring everything in the same range tolerance all over my image; touching or not.

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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I also just encountered this problem. If the issue continiues, you may have accidentally pressed q and entered quick mask mode. Press q again and that might work!

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