How can I fix this? Show a sample file and explain what you are doing. Thanks for reaching out. If true, the part of Help, "Erase objects using the Eraser tool" needs a bit of clarifying. Then, edit with the Eraser. It's basically the vector eraser tool but opposite. Sounds like you have the hated "rubber band" option turned on. I agree with earlier responses about more information. /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/td-p/3746207, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746208#M10224, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746209#M10225, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746210#M10226, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746211#M10227, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746212#M10228, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746214#M10230, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746215#M10231, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746213#M10229, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746217#M10233, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746218#M10234, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746219#M10235, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746220#M10236, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746216#M10232, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746221#M10237, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/3746222#M10238, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/10642706#M146448, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/11709509#M257327, /t5/illustrator/eraser-tool-doesn-t-erase/m-p/11710246#M257342. Then the paths and fill bounce back from invisibility instantly. Line 1 is a piece of freehand text "ERASE" created with a caligraphic brush, 5 pts stroke. Huge problem for me to draw in over shapes to make things erase very poor design and I still can not get all the area out. If you want to delete an entire type object, select it with the Selection tool and press the \"Delete\" key. In Illustrator's Preferences, under the "Selection and Display Anchor" settings, Uncheck "Enable rubber band for" the Pen tool. Raster-based applications alter pixels within an image. As it passed over, that portion of the text completely disappeared. /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/td-p/10902414, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10902446#M164677, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10902448#M164678, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10904959#M164858, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10902521#M164684, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10903147#M164723, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10903145#M164722, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10903701#M164763, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10904979#M164860, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10905260#M164880, /t5/illustrator/eraser-not-working/m-p/10905705#M164913. Hello TehyV buddies! None of the shapes in the gif are filled. I then expanded the stroked, unfilled path and the eraser tool cut a nice swath across the path without the later addition of the cap. Use the solid pointer (direct select tool) to highlight the item you are going to use the eraser tool on. That works -- until I stop the mouse drag and let go of the button. New Here, Aug 17, 2010. It looked exactly like what I expected it would, but only after expanding the path first. I am trying to set a black layer mask and use the eraser tool to edit it. The hardness IS raised up to 100 but still no luck. This is probably simple but the resources online just confuse me. Additionally, it doesn't work at all with raster images. It does the same with the box tool and the pen tool. Eraser tool will not work on image RhodesianRidgebackDog. By first creating a marquee around an area, you can erase everything inside the area. Is there a different tool that would work better? "Illustrator doesn't have a "bitmap" eraser tool because * personal guess * Adobe wants you to pay for Photoshop AND Illustrator to get such functionality". Last time, the uploader didn't work and I had to post it first to Photobucket. Maybe the path eraser is more what I'm looking for? English [Auto] In the next few years we will talk about using illustrator tools that lets you erase portions of your artwork. I'd like to request a tool from illustrator that would be an amazing addition to AF on ipad, especially with the apple pencil combo. Photoshop :: Eraser Tool Doesn't Work For Black Layer Mask Oct 12, 2012. It seems like it is faded and not erasing like it should. Jul 21, 2013. View 2 Replies View Related Illustrator :: Why Does Eraser Tool Leave Stroke Behind Jun 14, 2012 All rights reserved. Getting started with fonts in Illustrator. If you erase inside a filled object, Illustrator then creates a compound path. By default, the way the Background Eraser tool works is by sampling the color that's directly under the + in the center of the circle. You can see this effect reduced if you decrease the stroke size of a given line. The top of the round eraser passed over the lower 2/3 of the word. In my practice session using the Eraser tool I can't make it work. The numbers say the size is adjusted, but when I use it, it is still way too large. Having the easer work on a vector image would be a real problem. Quick resolution Open the macOS privacy settings and enable Illustrator's access on the tablet driver. Also, I posted some gifs of the issue, is this normal, or am I screwing something up? Can the eraser tool only erase entire strokes? You don't need Photoshop anymore when Adobe gives you a pixel based eraser inside Illustrator? It is first important to understand that The Brush Tools and the Eraser Tool in Illustrator completely unlike brushes/eraser in Photoshop or other raster-based applications. Not sure what exactly youare erasing there. Drag the tool over the area you want to erase but you can control the tool by doing the following: To constrain the Eraser tool to a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line, press Shift-Drag. I have even reset the tool and it is still not resizing. 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