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Eraser acts like a brush

Hello :)

So every time I use the eraser tool to erase something instead of just erasing it, the eraser tool acts like a brush:

Before the eraser tool http://i.imgur.com/pp0Auyv.png

After http://i.imgur.com/vAug5ni.png

Nathan Bentley
Nathan Bentley
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what is the question/problem relating to this?

How do I fix the problem, so my eraser acts like an eraser :)?

Maybe the path wasn't selected before erasing it. It must be selected otherwise it not only erases the path, but also makes a hole into the visor of the helmet.

See also: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeillustrator/2009/04/mysteries_of_the_eraser_tool_r.html

2 Answers

To those who have similar problem. How did I solve the problem? Simply by deleting my old project file and creating a new one from scratch :)

Have you tried using the shortcut Shift + E to select the eraser tool?

Yep, but I still get the same result unfortunately :)