What a fantastic site - should be essential reading for all to what to get the most out of what equipment they have.
I think I have photoshop worked out (it is on my PC at work
but I never used it) It took me a while to find the bucket though.
to click on 'gradient tool'
then change the gradient icon to the bucket icon in the topmost left corner
then go to the pulldown menu beside it and change 'pattern' to 'foreground'
It all seems to work fine
Thanks again for a great site.