To use the Eraser tool, select it, and then click and drag over any object (or objects). If nothing is selected, the Eraser tool will erase all objects across all layers in your document, with the exception of locked objects and layers, of course.
How do you erase something in Illustrator?
First, load an Illustrator project and select the Eraser tool in the main Tools panel (or press Shift+E). Click and drag on the artboard to start erasing areas of your image. If you erase an object and split it into multiple sections, it will separate the objects so they can be moved and edited independently.
Can you erase part of an image in Illustrator?
All of Illustrator’s tools work on the active selection, so before you can erase anything, you have to choose the parts of the image to erase. Hold down “Shift” while clicking on areas of the image to add to the selection, press “Ctrl,” and then click on an area to remove it from the selection.
Why can I not erase in Illustrator?
Solution: Embed the (Vector) Image
That’s why you need to embed the image when you place it into Illustrator. You’ll see the Embed option on the Properties panel > Quick Actions > Embed. Do this action, select the Eraser Tool again and you’ll be able to erase it.
How do you erase part of a shape in Illustrator?
Click and hold the Knife tool in the Tools panel and select the Scissors tool. Click in two places on the inner circle as shown. Select the cut segment with the Selection tool and press Delete to remove it. Repeat this step to cut and delete a small segment from the outer circle.
How do I remove part of a picture?
YouCam Perfect is the best free app to remove unwanted objects from photos and it’s available for both Android and iOS.
- Download the app and Click the “Removal” button in Photo Edit mode.
- Paint the object you want to remove.
- Use Eraser to adjust the chosen area.
- Click the Finish button and see the results instantly!
Why is my eraser tool not working?
You may have accidentally selected part of your image or forgot to deselect it. You may have used either the marquee tools, lasso tools, magic wand, or quick selection tools. You can only erase or edit pixels within the selected area.