Manic Monday Photoshop & Photoshop Elements Tips: Quick Fill Commands

Monday, April 04, 2011
Manic Monday Photoshop Tips: Quick Fill Commands

April 4, 2011

Today’s tips will have you using the Quick Fill commands like a pro. Here are a few ways to access and use the Fill tool:
  • The Fill tool keyboard shortcut is (G)
  • To access the Fill menu use Shift + F5
  • To bypass the menu use 
    • alt + backspace to fill with the foreground color, 
    • command + backspace to fill with the background color
  • Using these shorts cuts you can quickly fill a selection or set the color for type and shape layers
  • If you want to preserve the transparency of your selection you should first lock the transparency layer by pressing / (backslash) and then the fill command
  • Or an even simpler option is to press alt + shift + backspace or ctrl + shift + backspace to fill the foreground or background with color and preserve the transparency
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  1. Cilenia said...:

    Learn something new every day! Luv it!
    I have never used the backslash for preserving the transparency before… just tried it. YES! Another quick short cut for a command that I use ALL the time! So much faster then Edit>Fill
    Thanks Marcie, my Queen of shortcuts! ;)

  1. CraftCrave said...:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Could we see examples of these? You know me: monkey see, monkey do!

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