Fill Tool

Reference

Mode

Draw Mode

Tool

Toolbar ‣ Fill

The Fill tool is used to automatically fill closed strokes areas.

Usage

Selecting a Brush and Material

In the Tool Settings select the brush, material and color type to use with the tool. The Fill tool uses Fill Brush types. See Common Options for more information.

Common Brush Options

You can also configure the brush main settings exposed on the Tool Settings for convenience. For the fill brushes configuration and settings see: Fill Brush.

Filling Areas

Click LMB in a closed stroke area. The tool will automatically calculate the boundary and create a new closed stroke filled with the material selected.

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Original Drawing.

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Use the fill tool to leak materials on closed areas.

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Final filled drawing.

Boundary Strokes

If you have a large gap in an area that you want fill, you can use Boundary Strokes, a temporary help lines for closing open shapes. To create a Boundary Strokes use Alt-LMB and draw a line to close the desired area.

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Original Drawing.

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Add Boundary Strokes to close open areas (red lines).

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Use Fill Tool to leak material on the new closed area.

When you are satisfied with the fill result you can delete the Boundary strokes using the Clean Up tool in the Grease Pencil Menu in Edit Mode.

Switch to Draw Tool

Use Ctrl-LMB to change temporary to the active draw tool. For example to manually cover small areas difficult to reach for the Fill tool. See Draw Tool for more information.