Color Fill can't fill selected area

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2020-01-05 21:06:03

I've not been able to fill an area of a layer with black background.

Workflow
Import Image as layer
Create a blank layer
Fill the blank layer with black (i want it to be a mask)
Use color selection tool to select a region
Copy Region
Paste Region Onto blank layer
Try to use color fill to color the selected region white.
It either turns black or nothing happens. I can change the color of the original background, but i can't find a way to fill the selected region..
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2020-01-05 21:42:26

I'm not sure I 100% understood this. My best guess at where this is going wrong (and it's very much a guess) is that you need to know that the Color Fill tool is a click and drag operation to establish the tolerance of the fill. If this isn't it, I'm probably going to need a picture to understand.
- Stef.
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2020-01-06 12:23:53

Yeah, I'm not 100% sure about what's going wrong, but Pixelmator Pro automatically creates masks from active selections so I'm thinking all you need to do is make your selection, Control-click a layer in the Layers sidebar, and choose Add Mask.

If that doesn't help, would you be able to share a screen recording? Or detailed steps with specific actions and how you're performing them as there are different ways to fill layers with color, for example.