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Hour 19. Creating Art from Scratch > Using the Eraser Tools

Using the Eraser Tools

All of the Eraser tools change pixels in your image in a particular way. You’ve learned that you can replace one color with another by choosing the Auto Erase option and drawing with the Pencil tool. In this section, you’ll learn about two of the other tools Elements provides for erasing parts of an image: the Eraser tool and the Background Eraser tool. In Hour 24, “Animated GIFs and Other Cool Tricks,” you’ll learn how to use the Magic Eraser tool.

Erasing with the Eraser Tool

When you drag over pixels with the Eraser tool, the pixels are removed and made transparent, so lower layers can show through. If you use the Eraser tool on the Background layer or any other layer with locked transparency, the result is different. Instead of erasing pixels and making them transparent, the tool replaces the pixels you drag over with the background color.


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