ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TUTORIAL: HOW TO USE THE ERASER TOOL AND KNIFE TOOL

Adobe Illustrator Video Tutorial: How To Use The Eraser & Knife Tools

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial I am going to show you how to use 3D Effects in Adobe Illustrator. Add depth and perspective to any vector object you create!

Drag the tool over the area you want to erase but you can control the tool by doing the following:

  • To constrain the Eraser tool to a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line, press Shift-Drag
  • By first creating a marquee around an area, you can erase everything inside the area. Note that new paths are automatically created along the edges of the erasure.

If you want to erase more than a single selected object, use Isolation mode to segregate grouped objects for editing. Remember that in order to enter this mode, you simply double-click a group of items. You can then use the eraser on all objects in that group at one time without disturbing the rest of your design.