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Chapter 9. Using the Paint, Shape Drawin... > Working with the Magic Eraser Tool

Working with the Magic Eraser Tool

The Magic Eraser tool functions the same way the Magic Wand selection tool functions, except instead of selecting an area it erases it. The Magic Eraser tool works on any traditional Photoshop layer, including the Background. Clicking with the Magic Eraser tool converts image pixels into transparent pixels. Since the Background layer does not support transparency, using the Magic Eraser tool causes Photoshop to convert the Background into a traditional layer.


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