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Eraser tool not working

Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2023 Dec 20, 2023

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I've been using the eraser tool in PhotoShop all day, every day, and it suddenly stopped working. I'm on the correct layer, no layers are locked, and the other tools work. I've tried closing and reopening the file and restarting the application. Any thoughts as to what may be going on here? 

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Community Expert , Dec 20, 2023 Dec 20, 2023

@Rich31668678dfqc 

 

Try resetting the Eraser tool. Right-click the tool in the options bar (not Tools panel) and choose Reset tool. It could be the opacity or a blending mode, for instance.

 

Jane

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Dec 20, 2023 Dec 20, 2023

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@Rich31668678dfqc can you show a screenshot of your workspace with the image and layers panel open and the eraser selected.

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@Rich31668678dfqc 

 

Try resetting the Eraser tool. Right-click the tool in the options bar (not Tools panel) and choose Reset tool. It could be the opacity or a blending mode, for instance.

 

Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2023 Dec 20, 2023

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You are a life-saver, Jane. Thank you so much!

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You're welcome, @Rich31668678dfqc , I'm glad it's fixed for you now 😊

 

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Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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I'm not using a mouse to right click. Who uses a mouse?

 

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Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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I'm not using a mouse to right click. Who uses a mouse?

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I'm confused by your question. I just searched this thread and you are the only one who used the word "mouse". You didn't say what device you are using, but you can right-click with a trackpad, Apple Pencil, stylus, et cetera. Use Help for your device if you don't know how to change the settings, as this is not a Photoshop question.

 

Jane

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Mar 13, 2024 Mar 13, 2024

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This just happened to me too!

I feel a bit crazy as this has never happened!

embarrassing question, but where is the options bar for the eraser? Thx 

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Upper left corner. 

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