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Working with Auto Erase

The Auto Erase feature lets you automatically switch the Pencil tool’s painting color using the current foreground and background color swatches. The trick is where you start drawing the line. If you start dragging the brush tip from a new location in the document, the Pencil tool creates a line in the active foreground color. If you then place the brush tip on a previously drawn line and drag, the Pencil tool creates a new line in the active background color. Since the Auto Erase feature doesn’t really erase anything, it will perform exactly the same way on a transparent layer as it does on the background layer.

Work with Auto Erase

  • blue-circle1.jpg Select the Pencil tool on the toolbox.
  • blue-circle2.jpg Select the Auto Erase check box on the Options bar.
  • blue-circle3.jpg Drag the Pencil tool across the active document to create a line in the active foreground color.
  • blue-circle4.jpg Click anywhere in the background and the Pencil tool will use the foreground color.
  • blue-circle5.jpg Move the brush tip over one of the previous lines, and then drag to create a line in the active background color.
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