I want to use paint bucket for a layer. But I do not want to change base layer. Instead I want the color added by paint bucket to different empty layer. How can I do that?

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    Just make a empty layer and apply paintbucket. But the tip is to learn to never to use it instead learn to use selections and fill them
    – joojaa
    Commented Jan 11, 2020 at 13:38
  • or, actually, use a Solid Color layer. That has the advantage of filling the whole canvas and it's easy to change the color if you change your mind.
    – Luciano
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 15:59

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You must add a new layer first. The Paint Bucket tool will never create a new layer on it's own.

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    I know. But how do I add the color(created by paint bucket) to the new layer?
    – user147435
    Commented Jan 11, 2020 at 6:25
  • The Paint bucket simply fills. If you want the fill on a new layer, create a new layer, then define the area the paint bucket should fill, then click it with the paint bucket. Frankly, the Paint Bucket is a very rudimentary tool that doesn't offer any real control.
    – Scott
    Commented Jan 11, 2020 at 6:53

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