Hope this makes sense;

Place a white layer underneath - return to the transparent layer - 
double click fill tool; turn on sample merged and set MODE to BEHIND, 
will probably need to push threshold up as well, then fill.


Nigel

Karl Auer wrote:
> Hi there.
> 
> I have a closed outline on an otherwise transparent layer. I want to fill the area 
>inside the outline, but not the area outside the outline. More accurately, I want to 
>achieve the *effect* of a filled outline surrounded by transparency - it doesn't have 
>to happen on the layer with the outline :-)
> 
> Using the fill tool, I can only fill inside the outline if the outline is on a white 
>or black layer. Using "sample merged" in the fill tool, I can create a filled shape 
>on a lower white or black layer too, of course. It is as if the fill tool can only 
>work on non-transparent points. Switching "keep trans" off on the layer to be filled 
>doesn't make a difference.
> 
> If I could start with a white or black layer, fill inside the outline with my chosen 
>pattern, then fill outside the outline with transparency, that would solve the 
>problem too. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to fill an area with 
>transparency, only with a colour.
> 
> Short of freehand selecting my (complicated) outline and filling the selected area, 
>is there any way to fill an outline on a transparent layer?
> 
> Yours hopefully,
> K.
> 
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