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Video:Photoshop Tutorial: How to Use the Eraser

with Frank Bayless

Using the eraser is simple and easy when used properly. In this About.com video you will learn how to use the eraser tool in Photoshop.See Transcript

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Transcript:Photoshop Tutorial: How to Use the Eraser

Hi this is Frank Bayless for About.com and this how to use the eraser in Photoshop. 

Example Using the Eraser Tool

What I have set up here is two images layered on top of each other. The layer at the bottom is a black-and-white image which is the exact duplicate of the one on top. I'm going to grab my eraser or tool or E on my keyboard and show you that you easiest way of using it. If you go up to the top you have some options of how the eraser will actually erase when using it. You can select a different size of how much will be erased, you can select the hardness, and you have multiple tips to choose from for the style of the erasing. You select what type of mode you'll be in brush, pencil, or block. You can also select the opacity of the easer. 

Erasing the Photoshop Image

Next I'm going to erase part of my top layer image to show you exactly how the eraser works. All you need to do is click and drag on the image and the eraser will erase the part of that image that you're clicking and dragging on and will reveal any layers underneath it. Which is how interracial works which is the races of the layers you have selected and reveals any layers underneath it. 

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