eXtropia: the open web technology company
Technology | Support | Tutorials | Development | About Us | Users | Contact Us
 ::   Tutorials
 ::   Presentations
Perl & CGI tutorials
 ::   Intro to Perl/CGI and HTML Forms
 ::   Intro to Windows Perl
 ::   Intro to Perl 5
 ::   Intro to Perl
 ::   Intro to Perl Taint mode
 ::   Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Broken CGI Script
 ::   Writing COM Components in Perl

Java tutorials
 ::   Intro to Java
 ::   Cross Browser Java

Misc technical tutorials
 ::   Intro to The Web Application Development Environment
 ::   Introduction to XML
 ::   Intro to Web Design
 ::   Intro to Web Security
 ::   Databases for Web Developers
 ::   UNIX for Web Developers
 ::   Intro to Adobe Photoshop
 ::   Web Programming 101
 ::   Introduction to Microsoft DNA

Misc non-technical tutorials
 ::   Misc Technopreneurship Docs
 ::   What is a Webmaster?
 ::   What is the open source business model?
 ::   Technical writing
 ::   Small and mid-sized businesses on the Web

Offsite tutorials
 ::   ISAPI Perl Primer
 ::   Serving up web server basics
 ::   Introduction to Java (Parts 1 and 2) in Slovak


Introducton to Adobe Photoshop
The Eraser Tool  

Previous | Next | Table of Contents

The eraser tool is a particularly intuitive tool. Click on the eraser icon [Eraser Tool Icon] and then click on an area on the canvas and while holding the mouse button down, start dragging the cursor around the canvas. You will quickly see why they call it the eraser tool, it erases.

[Erased Area]

Like many of the tools we have discussed so far, the eraser has many options which you can select to modify how the tool works. And as usual, you can find the options in the Options Palette.

[Eraser Options]

The first option to try out is the eraser type menu. You can choose Paint brush, air brush, pencil or block. These options affect how the eraser erases. The effects are just as the tools named except in reverse.

[Eraser Types]

Note that when in paint brush mode you have the wet edges checkbox as you would expect for paint brushing

You also have the opacity slide to modify how much of the canvas to erase and the fade tool which you should be familiar with as well as an erase image button which will erase the currently selected item on the canvas completely.

[Eraser Opacity and Fade]

Previous | Next | Table of Contents