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Chapter 7. Lines and Curves > Using the Eraser Tool

Using the Eraser Tool

One way to remove part of an object is to use the Shape Tool to cut or delete nodes. Another is to use the Eraser Tool. With a swipe of the Eraser Tool, you can selectively erase parts of an object—just as you can when editing a bitmap photo with an image-editing program.

To erase part of an object:

1.
Select the Eraser Tool from the Shape Tool flyout (Figure 7.29) or press .

Figure 7.29. Select the Eraser Tool from the Shape Tool flyout.


The cursor changes to a pencil eraser with a circle attached to it (Figure 7.30). The circle indicates the area that will be erased.

Figure 7.30. The circle surrounding the eraser covers the part of the object to be erased.


2.
Select the object you want to work on by clicking it with the Eraser Tool.

3.
Do one of the following:

  • Double-click to erase the area beneath the circle.

  • Click and drag to remove an irregular portion of the object.

  • For a straight erasure (Figure 7.31), click once to set the starting point for the erasure and click a second time to indicate the end point.

    Figure 7.31. To erase in a straight line, click for the start point and click again for the end point (top). The result is a straight erasure (bottom).


    CorelDraw modifies the object's path to account for the erasure (Figure 7.31).


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