My eraser is turning the canvas black.

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Oct 11, 2019 Oct 11, 2019

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I want to erase parts of a squre to make look like a 90 degrees V,  but when I use the eraser tool it turns everything to black.

 

How can I fix that? 

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Community Expert , Oct 11, 2019 Oct 11, 2019

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

 

~ Jane

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

 

~ Jane

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Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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After resetting the colours, the eraser turns it to black instead of blue...how do I make it transparent?

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Sep 04, 2022 Sep 04, 2022

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@Mia259525672ee8 

If you are on a Background layer, the Background layer cannot be transparent. It will erase to your Background Swatch. Type "D" to reset the swatches to black and white.

 

Convert the Background layer to a regular pixel layer by clicking the lock icon in the Layers panel. Now you can erase to transparency.

 

A far better idea, though, is to add a layer mask (Layers panel) and use the Brush tool to paint with black or white on the mask (not on the layer) to hide or show the pixels. This is non-destructive, as you can repaint your mistakes with the opposite color.

 

Jane

 

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