Fill Tool


Krita has one of the most powerful and capable Fill functions available. The options found in the Tool Options docker and outlined below will give you a great deal of flexibility working with layers and selections.

To get started, clicking anywhere on screen with the fill-tool will allow that area to be filed with the foreground color.

Tool Options

Fast Mode

This is a special mode for really fast filling. However, many functions don’t work with this mode.


Determines when the fill-tool sees another color as a border.

Grow Selection

This value extends the shape beyond its initial size.

Feathering Radius

This value will add a soft border to the filled-shape.

Fill Entire Selection

Activating this will result in the shape filling the whole of the active selection, regardless of threshold.

Limit to current layer

Activating this will prevent the fill tool from taking other layers into account.

Use Pattern

Ticking this will result in the active pattern being used.