Cannot use paint bucket to apply a pattern in Photoshop CS6

I am trying to apply a pattern that I’ve created in Photoshop CS6 and it is not allowing me to do so. When I try, it gives me an alert box saying “Could not use the paint bucket because the disk is not available”. I can still use the paint bucket tool to apply colored backgrounds like usual though.

So how can I fix this so that I can apply an pattern?


Hi @heretolearn,

It sounds like your scratch disk might be nearly full, it’s like a temporary files Photoshop uses when it’s doing it’s work.

Check out this thread, it sounds very similar:

Good luck! :smile:

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