This site properly manages your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy. Here is our Privacy Policy.
Agree and start


159. Bucket tool details

“Bucket” is one of the most sophisticated tools in ibisPaint. Since it's high function, it can be difficult to set up properly. If you set it wrong, it won't function properly. If you can't use it as expected, tap the undo button and try filling over and over. Here we will explain "Bucket setting", but also "Magic Wand setting" has a similar settings so if you want to know how to set "Magic Wand setting," change the word "Bucket" to "Magic Wand" and read on.

Bucket tool is a function that fills an area where the color is similar to the color of the starting point (the place where you tap with your finger). It is most commonly used to color the undercoat of line drawings.

If the line drawing is closed without gaps, you can fill only the inside of the line. But if the line is not closed and have gaps it will be colored outside the line. If the color fill outside unintentionally, don't panic and tap undo button to go back.

Next, we will explain about “Bucket Tool window.” Display the ①Tool Selection window and tap ②Bucket , then tap ③Setting button on the option bar to open the “Bucket Tool window.”

①Reset ... Since it's hard to set Bucket tool there's a default value that works well for ones whose not used to it. If you want to reset to the initial values ​​after changing various values, tap "Reset"
②Strength ... Adjusts the area to fill the color that is similar to the start point.
③Unpainted Recognition ... When the line thickness is not equal and is hard to fill inside with "Expansion" it enables you to fill cleanly inside the lines
④Expansion ... You can expand or narrow the fill range set in “Strength”. The default value is 1.5px.
⑤Gap Recognition ... Automatically recognizes gaps between lines, and allows you to fill only inside without filling outside the line.
⑥Continuous Filling ​​... By swiping and tracing the canvas with your finger, you can continuously fill different places separated by lines.

The figure above is a comparison between filling with different "Strength" values. "Strength" sets which area with similar color should be filled by the color of the start point.(The color difference is defined as the area to be painted up to a certain level.). If there is a gradation like a line drawn with an Airbrush, when you set the value to 0%, the filled area will be small because it will stop filling if there is just a slight difference between the colors. When the value is set to 5%, it will slightly fill wider than when set to 0%. 10% will further increase the filled area. However, if the value is set too high, the color will be filled outside the lines.

The figure above is a comparison of "Expansion" between 0px and 1.5px and filled the color to line drawing drawn with Dip Pen (Soft). Line drawings have anti-aliasing (semi-transparent) on the edges, so white areas will be remaind at 0px, but 1.5px reduces unfilled area.

When filling the inside of a comic speech balloon, it is a good idea to set Expansion to a negative value.

If you want to fill places where the line ends has gap, turn on "Gap Recognition." The figure above shows a comparison between when "Gap Recognition" is turned off (left figure) and on (right figure). "Gap Recognition" automatically recognizes gaps between lines, so even if there are a small gaps in the line, you can fill only inside without filling outside the line.

The figure above shows a comparison between when "Unpainted Recognition" is turned off (left figure) and turned on (right figure). When filling inside the line that the thickness is not equal, it's difficult to adjust with "Expansion", and outside the line will be colored too. However, by turning on "Unpainted Recognition", you can cleanly fill just inside the line.

If you want to continuously fill different places separated by lines with the same color, turn on "Continuous Filling". It's convenient swiping and tracing the canvas letting you continuously fill different places.

①Boundary ... Select whether the program will decide by color (R, G, B, A), or only opacity when determining how much of the range of colors that are similar to the starting point should be filled (Color difference). If the "Reference Layer" described later is a white canvas, the entire background color is opaque, so if you select Opacity in "Boundary", the entire surface will be painted. If the "Reference Layer" is a Specific Layer or Current Layer, sometimes it may be better to set the "Boundary" to Opacity.
②Reference Layer ... You can select from Current Layer, Specific Layer and Canvas. The default is Canvas. Here, reference means where the color should be read from the process of determining the area by whether the difference between the color of the start point and the color of the judgment when deciding the paint area is close. When you select Canvas, the range will be determined by referring to the picture which is combined from all layers. If you select Specific Layer, and specify the layer with the layer selection below, it will determine the area to fill by referring to that layer. When you select Current Layer, it'll determine the area to fill by referring to the current layer. By using Specific Layer, you can separate the line drawing layer and filling layer by placing the line drawing on layer 2 and fill the work layer with layer 1.


  1. 01.
  2. 02.
    Start Creating an Artwork
  3. 03.
    Toolbar and Tool Selection
  4. 04.
    Do Your Draft Sketch by Hand
  5. 05.
    About Layers
  6. 06.
    Let's Trace
  7. 07.
    Undo and Eraser
  8. 08.
    Fine Tuning Using the Lasso tool
  9. 09.
    Check by Reflecting Horizontally
  10. 10.
    Select Colors in the Color window
  11. 11.
    Use Color Fill for the Undercoat
  12. 12.
    Turn Clipping On
  13. 13.
    Making a Gradation (Shading)
  14. 14.
    Select a color from the canvas or layer
  15. 15.
    Create Highlights and Shadows
  16. 16.
    Paste a Texture
  17. 17.
    Let's Merge Layers
  18. 18.
    Sign Your Artwork
  19. 19.
    View Your Artwork
  20. 20.
    Post Your Artwork
  21. 21.
    Share Your Artwork
  22. 22.
    Open your ibisPaint data in Clip Studio Paint
  23. 23.
    Prime Membership / Remove Ads Add-on
  24. 24.
    Synchronizing the artworks on your device with cloud storage
  25. 25.
    Rearrange artworks
  26. 26.
    Make custom brush
  27. 27.
    Installing and Exporting the Custom Brush
  28. 28.
    Release a Custom Brush to the Online Gallery
  29. 29.
    Brush Export and Import
  30. 30.
    Display images to use as reference
  31. 31.
    Add Color to the Analog Image using Multiply
  32. 32.
  33. 33.
    Layer: Clipping is convenient
  34. 34.
    Layer: Changing the color with Alpha Lock
  35. 35.
    Layer: Let's try using Screen Tone
  36. 36.
    Layer: Selection Layer
  37. 37.
    Layer: Save Layer as Transparent PNG command
  38. 38.
    Layer: Naming your layers to manage them
  39. 39.
    Layer: Rasterize
  40. 40.
    Layer: Layer Folders
  41. 41.
    Layer: Folder Move/Transform
  42. 42.
    Layer: Add Layer from Canvas
  43. 43.
    Apply Canvas Papers to your canvas
  44. 44.
    Display Grid on the Canvas
  45. 45.
    Save canvas as Transparent PNG
  46. 46.
    Make the background transparent with Eraser Bucket
  47. 47.
    Putting texture to the floor with Perspective Form
  48. 48.
    Skirt with Mesh Form
  49. 49.
    Entering text with Text tool
  50. 50.
    Creating manga with Frame Divider tool
  51. 51.
    Enlarging the canvas with Canvas Size
  52. 52.
    Cutting off the canvas with Trim
  53. 53.
    Create a Manga Manuscript for Printing
  54. 54.
    Canvas creation with resolution (dpi) specification
  55. 55.
    Changing image resolution with Resize
  56. 56.
    Output High-Resolution Images with AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  57. 57.
    Texture with Material tool
  58. 58.
    Cut, Copy, Paste
  59. 59.
    Ruler: Straight Ruler
  60. 60.
    Ruler: Circular Ruler
  61. 61.
    Ruler: Elliptical Ruler
  62. 62.
    Ruler: Radial Ruler
  63. 63.
    Ruler: Mirror Ruler
  64. 64.
    Ruler: Kaleidoscope Ruler
  65. 65.
    Ruler: Array Ruler
  66. 66.
    Ruler: Perspective Array Ruler
  67. 67.
    Drawing Tool: Straight Line
  68. 68.
    Drawing Tool: Rectangle
  69. 69.
    Drawing Tool:Circle
  70. 70.
    Drawing Tool:Ellipse
  71. 71.
    Drawing Tool:Regular Polygon
  72. 72.
    Drawing Tool:Bezier Curve
  73. 73.
    Drawing Tool:Polyline
  74. 74.
    Drawing Tool:Fill
  75. 75.
    Selection Area tool: Color Range
  76. 76.
    Selection Area tool: Expand/Contract Selection Area
  77. 77.
    Special: Liquify Pen
  78. 78.
    Special: Lasso Fill
  79. 79.
    Special: Lasso Eraser
  80. 80.
    Special: Copy Pen
  81. 81.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Brightness & Contrast
  82. 82.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Tone Curve
  83. 83.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Hue Saturation Lightness
  84. 84.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Color Balance
  85. 85.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Extract Line Drawing
  86. 86.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Find Edges (Handwriting)
  87. 87.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Find Edges
  88. 88.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Change Drawing Color
  89. 89.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Mono Color
  90. 90.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Grayscale
  91. 91.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Black & White
  92. 92.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Posterize
  93. 93.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Gradation Map
  94. 94.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Levels Adjustment
  95. 95.
    Filter (Adjust Color): Replace Color
  96. 96.
    Filter (Blur): Gaussian Blur
  97. 97.
    Filter (Blur): Zooming Blur
  98. 98.
    Filter (Blur): Moving Blur
  99. 99.
    Filter (Blur): Lens Blur
  100. 100.
    Filter (Blur): Mosaic
  101. 101.
    Filter (Blur): Unsharp Mask
  102. 102.
    Filter (Blur): Frosted Glass
  103. 103.
    Filter (Style): Stroke (Both)
  104. 104.
    Filter (Style): Stained Glass
  105. 105.
    Filter (Style): Wet Edge
  106. 106.
    Filter (Style): Glow (Inner)
  107. 107.
    Filter (Style): Bevel (Inner)
  108. 108.
    Filter (Style): Bevel (Outer)
  109. 109.
    Filter (Style): Emboss
  110. 110.
    Filter (Style): Relief
  111. 111.
    Filter (Style): Waterdrop (Rounded)
  112. 112.
    Filter (Style): Stroke (Outer)
  113. 113.
    Filter (Style): Glow (Outer)
  114. 114.
    Filter (Style): Satin
  115. 115.
    Filter (Style): Drop Shadow
  116. 116.
    Filter (Style): Extrude
  117. 117.
    Filter (Style): God Rays
  118. 118.
    Filter (Draw): Parallel Gradation
  119. 119.
    Filter (Draw): Concentric Gradation
  120. 120.
    Filter (Draw): Radial Line Gradation
  121. 121.
    Filter (Draw): Radial Line
  122. 122.
    Filter (Draw): Speed Line
  123. 123.
    Filter (Draw): Clouds
  124. 124.
    Filter (Draw): QR Code
  125. 125.
    Filter (AI): Auto Paint
  126. 126.
    Filter (Artistic): Anime Background
  127. 127.
    Filter (Artistic): Manga Background
  128. 128.
    Filter (Artistic): Chromatic Aberration (Color Shift, RGB Shift)
  129. 129.
    Filter (Artistic): Glitch
  130. 130.
    Filter (Artistic): Noise
  131. 131.
    Filter (Artistic): Chrome
  132. 132.
    Filter (Artistic): Bloom
  133. 133.
    Filter (Artistic): Cross Filter
  134. 134.
    Filter (Artistic): Sheer
  135. 135.
    Filter (Pixelate): Pixelate Crystalize
  136. 136.
    Filter (Pixelate): Hexagonal Pixelate
  137. 137.
    Filter (Pixelate): Square Pixelate
  138. 138.
    Filter (Pixelate): Triangular Pixelate
  139. 139.
    Filter (Pixelate): Pointillize
  140. 140.
    Filter (Pixelate): Dots (Hexagonal)
  141. 141.
    Filter (Pixelate): Dots (Square)
  142. 142.
    Filter (Transform): Expansion
  143. 143.
    Filter (Transform): Fisheye Lens
  144. 144.
    Filter (Transform): Sphere Lens
  145. 145.
    Filter (Transform): Wave
  146. 146.
    Filter (Transform): Ripple
  147. 147.
    Filter (Transform): Twirl
  148. 148.
    Filter (Transform): Polar Coordinates
  149. 149.
    Filter (Frame): Table
  150. 150.
    Filter (Frame): Blur Frame
  151. 151.
    Filter (Movie): Rain
  152. 152.
    Adjustment Layer
  153. 153.
    Switching devices / transferring data (with Dropbox)
  154. 154.
    Switching devices / transferring data (with SD card on Android)
  155. 155.
    Switching devices / transferring data (with PC on iOS)
  156. 156.
    Model change / Transfer (Backup settings)
  157. 157.
    Settings window details
  158. 158.
    Details of Brush Parameters
  159. 159.
    Bucket tool details
  160. 160.
    Layer Window Details
  161. 161.
    Transform tool details
  162. 162.
    Blend mode details
  163. 163.
    View Menu details
  164. 164.
    How to upload transparent PNG onto Twitter
  165. 165.
    Importing and exporting Photoshop files (PSD)
  166. 166.
    Posting Multiple Pages of Comic to the Online Gallery
  167. 167.
    Gestures, Keyboard shortcuts (iOS,iPadOS,Android versions)
  168. 168.
    Gestures, Keyboard shortcuts (Windows Version)
  169. 169.
    Delete Account