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eraser not working

Oct 8, 2014, 03:03
Post: #1
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
Post: #2
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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