- Understanding Foreground and Background Colors
- Using the Brush and Brush Presets Panels
- Modifying the Brush Presets Panel
- Selecting Brush Tip Sets
- Adjusting Brush Tips
- Adjusting Bristle Brush Tips
- Creating Customized Brush Tips
- Saving Customized Brush Tips
- Working with the Brush and Airbrush Tools
- Working with the Mixed Brush Tool
- Working with the Pencil Tool
- Working with Auto Erase
- Working with the Line Tool
- Using the Standard Shape Tool
- Working with the Custom Shape Tool
- Creating a Custom Shape
- Saving Custom Shape Sets
- Using the Paint Bucket Tool
- Working with the Eraser Tools
- Working with the Magic Eraser Tool
- Creating and Applying Gradients
- Creating and Saving Customized Gradients
- Using the Color Replacement Tool
Working with the Magic Eraser Tool
The Magic Eraser tool functions the same way as the Magic Wand selection tool, except that instead of selecting an area, it erases it. The Magic Eraser tool works on any traditional Photoshop layer, as well as the Background layer. Clicking with the Magic Eraser tool converts image pixels into transparent pixels. Since the Background layer does not support transparency, using the Magic Eraser tool causes Photoshop to convert the Background into a traditional layer.
Work with the Magic Eraser Tool
- Select the Magic Eraser tool on the toolbox.
- Enter a Tolerance value (0 to 255). The higher the value, the greater the range the Magic Eraser erases.
- Select the Anti-alias check box to create a visually softer eraser (useful when dealing with intensely rounded or curved selections).
- Select the Contiguous check box to select adjacent pixels within the active document.
- Select the Sample All Layers check box to sample image information from all layers (Photoshop then treats the visual image as a composite).
- Click within the active document.
The Magic Eraser tool, depending on the options you choose, samples the pixels directly under the tool and uses that data to create a range for erasing image information.