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Offline Tracy

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Eraser tool
« on: October 12, 2020, 10:50:10 AM »
Not sure what happened to the eraser tool, I was able to fix the issue once but not sure how to do it.
I usually fix scans with the eraser tool toggle from black to white
somehow the eraser tool is only doing white or just erasing, I would like to add black using the eraser tool

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Re: Eraser tool
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 10:55:39 AM »
You doing the "Option + E" to switch from white to black?
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Re: Eraser tool
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 11:32:43 AM »
I can't get it to do black at all
It doesn't matter what position the swatches are in!!

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Re: Eraser tool
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 12:01:44 PM »
When I flatten the image it works not sure what is going on but not needing layers so its ok

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Re: Eraser tool
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 12:38:50 PM »
make sure you don't have any hidden selections
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Re: Eraser tool
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 01:03:16 PM »
Yeah it was something I was doing I think!
Usually the case!  :laugh:

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Re: Eraser tool
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 02:43:39 PM »
Erasing on a layer doesn't really give you black or white - it removes pixels from that layer to reveal whatever is on the next layer down. So you probably had a Background that was white, so on your layer above the Background when you erased its content you revealed the white of the Background. If your Background had been black you would have seen black.

As you discovered, the black/white toggle does work on Background.
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Re: Eraser tool
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 10:13:49 AM »
huh! never knew that and I've been doing it this way for years!!!!
I guess I was always on background sheesh!