Why is my eraser being slow?

New Here ,
Jan 17, 2018

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I'm working in Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq 22HD, and I'm having issues with the eraser tool being sluggish and lagging.

No other tool is having an issue.

It appears to be a photoshop problem rather than a problem with my Cintiq, because when I drag it onto my desktop screen screen and use the mouse instead of my Wacom pen, I still have the problem.

My Photoshop CC is up to date, my Wacom driver is up to date, my Mac is up to date, I'm so confused. Why would one tool be slow and others not?? I have to press super hard with my pen to get the eraser to work, and even when it does it lags.

Any ideas of how to fix this?
Thanks!

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New Here , Apr 02, 2018
emmas33150530 New Here , Apr 02, 2018
Hi Phoebew65019134,I have a same issue with you, But after is adjust the "smothing" setting to 0, its not slow anymore.hope this helpsThanks

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LEGEND ,
Jan 18, 2018

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What have you done for general trouble-shooting and about Photoshop-performance so far?

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/basic-trouble-shooting-steps.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/optimize-photoshop-cc-performance.html

What are the Tool’s settings?

Please post a screenshot including Options Bar, Brush Settings Panel etc.).

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New Here ,
Apr 02, 2018

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Hi Phoebew65019134,

I have a same issue with you, But after is adjust the "smothing" setting to 0, its not slow anymore.ps issue.JPG

hope this helps

Thanks

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New Here ,
Jun 05, 2018

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Oh my goodness, thank you

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New Here ,
Oct 11, 2018

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my eraser tool doesn’t have smoothing on at all but it’s still laggy and I have no other applications open on my computer do you have any other tips?

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New Here ,
Apr 15, 2019

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Smoothing turned down worked!!! Thank you!

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2020

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I legit screamed! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOUUU!!!! I have had this problem for a while now, thank youuuuu!!

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2020

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Thank you very much for this! I have a huion tablet and it had a horrible habit of drawing or erasing a line from where the pen was last to where the pen is next – very irritating – and your tip got rid of that problem and the lagging in one! I am so grateful. 🙂 

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New Here ,
May 28, 2020

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I have the same problem. Smoothing always  off. So far I see only one solution - to stop using it at all... Is the any other options? Eraser works just fine in 2020 version, but there I have problem with a bold dot on the begining of strokes and pressure issues.

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New Here ,
Oct 07, 2020

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Thank you thank you and then take that thank you cut it in half and triple it. 

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2020

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You're a life saver!

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New Here ,
Jan 13, 2021

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great work

 

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