Using the Eraser tool


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Using the Eraser tool

In Illustrator CS4 Adobe added not only the Blob Brush tool, but also the Eraser tool. Now this is different than the Path Eraser tool which focuses on just deleting paths inside of your document. The Eraser tool is really meant to be used more as a visual aspect, meaning it erases things that you see on your screen. It's more of the appearance side of things rather than the structure side of them. That's why it happens to be a perfect match for the Blob Brush tool. Let's take a look for example at the Eraser tool itself.

I am actually going to double-click on it and you'll see that the settings look almost identical to what we saw inside of the Calligraphic Brush and also the Blob Brush tool. I can actually specify a Diameter, have it based on Pressure, and give it a Variation. So for example, let's right now leave it set as a default setting of 10 points and let's have it based on Pressure and set a Variation of 10 points as well. This way we are going to get a ...

Using the Eraser tool
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Using the Eraser tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Drawing without the Pen Tool

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Design
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Illustrator
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