PHOTOSHOP CC: Threshold option on wand and bucket doesn't sample transparency

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  • Updated 5 years ago
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To reproduce:
Create new layer (transparent)
Create an black outline for a shape with a hard brush (not pen) on the transparent layer
Fill the shape with the paint bucket with "sample all layers" deactivated and threshold set to about 100.

The problem here is that there will be a thin white (light gray) line in the fill. This is because of a flaw in the bucket and wand tool that doesn't treat transparency as a part of the color to be sampled.

Maybe here should be an "sample transparency" option but I don't see any point in not sample transparency.

Why this is important for me:
I'm trying to use the hard brush to create edges and the filling this as a part of a painting workflow since this would give me best edge control. I cannot use sample all layers since I'm covering underlaying shape and those would interrupt the fill.

Setup: Photoshop CC on Mac OS 10.9.2
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In hope that this makes the problem more clear...