How to Erase Vectors in Illustrator

The eraser tool comes in handy when working in Illustrator
to create vector graphics. Creating custom vector graphics requires
precision, but when you make use of the eraser tool you can quickly make
edits to your vectors points as needed. I use the eraser tool most when working on logo designs and creating custom typography. Here are a few things you need to know to get started:

  • The command key for the eraser tool is Shift+E (on a Mac)
  • You
    can change the size of the eraser tool by double clicking the icon in
    the tools pallet and making your changes in the dialog box or by using
    the command tools “[” for decrease and “]” for increase
  • You can eraser through multiple objects at once without selecting
  • You can eraser through a single object overlaying other objects when your single object is selected

Erasing can be powerful when used to your design benefit! Create…erase…create…erase…create and repeat and enjoy.

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