Paint Shop Pro 7 'No backgroound style selected'

Recently started using  Paint Shop Pro 7, an upgrade from PSP 5.  When I use the Fill tool it says: 'No background style selected. This tool requires a non-null background style. Check the settings on the color palette.
All I want to do is change the background color with the Fill tool.
Also is there a Help or tutorial somewhere. Since Corel bought Jasc it is hard to get support. I guess because Corel wants you to buy their impossibly complex Photoshop.


Allen in Dallas
Allen PittsBusiness analystAsked:
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Luckily I use PSP 7 and 9 from jasc. Yes there are lots of guides on youtube
My 2 versions are old but great combined with power point work so well.

Above at the top is file edit effects colours layers objects selections Masks window help
On the left side is all your tools
Use the magic wand  just below the lasoo.
R/click the wand or any tool and click on the>> Tool Options.<< Brings up a small menu where you can adjust settings for that tool. It stays on the side or anywhere you drag it to.
The magic wand can be feathered.
 ok using the magic wand click on / select an area ( this puts dots around a selection)
usually not background only though it puts the dots around the subject so to speak.
To send it to the back
 open selections  at the top> invert>>the dots are moved from front subject to to rear so only the background is selected.
Then using the colours palette ( click on it to bring up the colour panel ) but ignore that>> choose colour>  eye dropper> select  / click on an area you want to change it to> in the picture > ok<  out of that.
The chosen colour should now be the top one on the colour pallette or both.
Now use the fill bucket. left click your area to fill it. Left click is the top colour right click will be the 2nd colour in the palettes.
you may find the colour is too flat, option, use the clone tool.
If I missed step let me know
Is your image png or jpeg?
Remember there is the Undo..
attach the image if not personal and I'll post back the steps

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Allen PittsBusiness analystAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your knowledge and expertise. The tip about Tool Options and the guides on YouTube are most helpful.
Allen PittsBusiness analystAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your knowledge and expertise. The tip about Tool Options and the guides on YouTube are most helpful.
Hi Allen, glad it helped you, wow good job making a pencil sketch
 looking at your image results that is not what I imagined you wished to do. lol
Did you use the effects browser and convert the image to grey scale first.

May I suggest to you  to include another tool called Paint Net for this purpose and others.
Paint Net
Paint Net DL
Includes many plugins please click on the link I have circled in red
Paint Net Download linkUse the Effects>Pencil Sketch
Paint Net Pencil SketchImage sketched
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