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eraser not working

Oct 8, 2014, 03:03
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eraser not working
i am using gimp 2.8.4 andn when i use the eraser tool it just paints whatever my second color is can someone help me and i am new to the forums and i don't really know if i am posting this in the right place
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Oct 8, 2014, 03:04
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RE: eraser not working
oh and i am on a mac
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Oct 8, 2014, 07:27 (This post was last modified: Oct 8, 2014 07:28 by rich2005.)
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RE: eraser not working
It might be an OSX thing but..

If you are erasing a layer that does not have an alpha channel the erase tool will act as a brush and use the background color

Add an alpha channel Layer -> Transparency -> Add Alpha Channel and the eraser produces transparency. Probably not what you want either. If the image background is a plain colour, use that with a paint brush or you might be able to use the clone tool, Depends on the image.

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Oct 10, 2014, 03:55
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RE: eraser not working
(Oct 8, 2014 07:27)rich2005 Wrote:  It might be an OSX thing but..

If you are erasing a layer that does not have an alpha channel the erase tool will act as a brush and use the background color

Add an alpha channel Layer -> Transparency -> Add Alpha Channel and the eraser produces transparency. Probably not what you want either. If the image background is a plain colour, use that with a paint brush or you might be able to use the clone tool, Depends on the image.
Oh thanks that worked
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May 11, 2018, 23:07
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RE: eraser not working
(Oct 8, 2014 03:03)njoe Wrote:  i am using gimp 2.8.4 andn when i use the eraser tool it just paints whatever my second color is can someone help me and i am new to the forums and i don't really know if i am posting this in the right place
when you have transferred your picture to another and you want to erase some of it to fit in and it doesn't seem to be working, especially in 2.10 version, simply right click on the channel of it and "Alpha to Selection" , once highlighted it will erase.
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May 12, 2018, 06:53
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RE: eraser not working
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