Common questions

Why is my eraser tool in Photoshop not working?

Why is my eraser tool in Photoshop 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. This will deselect any part of your image that had been selected.

How do I get the eraser tool to work in Photoshop?

Background Eraser

  1. Go to the Layers panel and choose the layer that contains the areas you want to erase.
  2. Hold down the Eraser tool and choose Background Eraser when the menu pops up.
  3. Choose a brush and adjust settings for size, hardness, angle, roundness, and spacing.
  4. Choose a Limits mode.

Why did my eraser stop working?

Windows users who are receiving the “Eraser has stopped working” error when trying to start the program should check the application directory to see if it too contains a Task List. ersx file and if it does, delete it to resolve the issue.

Why is my eraser tool black in Photoshop?

Photoshop is using your Background color, which is currently Black. Use the keyboard shortcut of “D” to reset to the default colors.

Why are Photoshop tools not working?

If a tool is not performing the way you expect, try resetting that tool by right-clicking on its’ icon in the Options bar,and choosing “Reset Tool” from the context menu. Also check your foreground/background colors at the bottom of the Toolbox. They should be black/white. Press D to reset it if it isn’t.

Why is my eraser in Photoshop black?

Why is my eraser white in Photoshop?

This happens when the layer that you are attempting to apply the eraser is not converted to smart object. – Erase to your heart’s content.

How do I use the eraser tool in Photoshop?

Here’s a summary of what we’ve learned: Photoshop’s Background Eraser Tool can be used to easily remove unwanted areas of an image. To select the Background Eraser Tool, right-click (Win) / Control-click (Mac) on the standard Eraser Tool in the Tools panel, then select the Background Eraser Tool from the menu.

What does the Magic Eraser do on Photoshop?

Upload your image using the form above.

  • Adjust the tolerance and other settings in the tool options bar to control how the magic eraser tool erases.
  • Click in the image to erase an area of color.
  • Where is the eraser tool in Photoshop?

    Photoshop’s eraser tool can be found in the second group of icons in the toolbox. It has three variations: Eraser, Background Eraser and Magic Eraser. The eraser is basically a brush which erases pixels as you drag it across the image.

    What is Magic Eraser tool in Photoshop?

    The Magic Eraser Tool in Photoshop Elements works great for photos that have a background color that is distinct from the subject. The photo I used for this lesson is ideal because there is a white background and the subject has dark hair and dark clothes. See the before and after below.