Erasing image areas

Ydu can use the Eraser tool to erase areas of a layer to transparency. When you use the Eraser tool to erase on a raster layer, all pixels in the tool's path become transparent. A gray and white checkerboard pattern indicates transparent areas.

You can use the Background Eraser tool to erase pixels selectively. For example, in a photo of a mountain range, you can erase the sky or you can isolate an object from the surrounding image area.

You can quickly remove the background from an image by using the Background Eraser tool.

The difference between undoing and erasing

When you undo an action in Corel Paint Shop Pro, you restore the original detail in the image. To understand the difference between undoing and erasing, consider the example of paint strokes. If you make a mistake with a paint stroke and erase it, the image detail under the stroke is lost. Ydu can erase paint when you want to make certain pixels transparent. You can also erase to create an effect, such as when you want one layer to show through another layer.

Settings for the Background Eraser tool

Ydu can adjust the default settings for the Background Eraser tool on the Tool Options palette. For example, you can change the opacity, color tolerance, and sample area settings. For more information, see "Erasing image areas" in the Help.

To erase an image area

1 On the Tools toolbar, choose the Eraser tool ■/.

2 On the Tool Options palette, choose the brush options.

3 Drag in the image to erase.

You can also

Restore erased pixels

Hold down the right mouse button and drag

over the erased area.

Erase a straight line

Click at the beginning of the line, hold down

Shift, and click the end of the line. To

continue erasing the line, move to the next

point, hold down Shift, and click again.

If you erase the background layer, the Eraser tool erases to transparency, and the layer is automatically promoted to a raster layer.

To erase the background area in an image

1 On the Layers palette, click the layer containing the image element that you want to isolate.

2 On the Tools toolbar, choose the Background Eraser tool .v.

3 On the Tool Options palette, choose the brush options.

For information about setting brush options, see "Choosing brush options" in the Help.

4 Drag around the edges of the image area that you want to isolate. Slow, careful strokes give you the best results.

You can also

Restore erased pixels Right-click and drag.

Erase a straight line Click once at the beginning point, hold down Shift, and click the endpoint. To continue erasing the line, move to the next point, hold down Shift, and click again.

The background layer is automatically promoted to a raster layer when you work on it with the Background Eraser tool.

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