Paint Guide > Toon Boom Harmony 10.3 Paint User Guide > Chapter 4: Clean Up and Drawing Tools > Erasing Parts of a Drawing > Eraser Tool Options
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Eraser Tool Options

When you select the Eraser tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.

 

Related Topics 

Tip Style
Minimum and Maximum Size
Central Line Smoothness
Contour Optimization
Eraser Tips
Preview
Eraser Styles
Eraser Blur Parameters

Tip Style

The Tip Style option affects the erased tip of pencil lines made with the Pencil, Ellipse, Rectangle, Line, and Polyline tools.
 

Minimum and Maximum Size

This is where you set the minimum and maximum sizes of your drawing tool which will produce the thick and thin effect on your stroke. This works with the pressure sensitivity of a pen tablet.

1. Minimum Size field: Type a value in this field to set the minimum width of the line.
2. Maximum Size field: Type a value in this field to set the maximum width of the line.
3. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to set the minimum size value.
4. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to set the maximum size value.

Central Line Smoothness

You can modify the Central Line Smoothness of your line using this option. This parameter smoothes the initial movement of your line. Increasing the value will result in a smoother line with fewer control points.

Contour Optimization

You can optimize the Contour Line Smoothness of you line using this option. This parameter will smooth the contour of your line once the line has been traced, the higher the value the less control points will compose your line.

1. Smoothness field: Type a value to set the smoothness of the line.
2. Contour Optimization field: Type a value to set the contour optimization of the line.
3. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to set smoothness value.
4. Up/Down arrows: Use the up and down arrows to set the contour optimization value.

Eraser Tips

In this drop-down menu, you can find a variety of tip shapes from round and square ones to star shaped, select the one you need.

Preview

The Preview field lets you see a preview of the style that will be produced after you customize the different parameters in the Tool Properties view.

1. The Arrow button lets you show or hide the Preview area.
2. The Preview field is where the brush line is displayed.
Maximum/Minimum Size: Defines the minimum and maximum width of the stroke.
Smoothing: Defines the number of control points added to the centre line.
Contour Smoothing: Defines the number of control points added to the contour boundaries (around the line). Lower values mean that the line will appear as you draw it (with more control points added along the centre line). Higher values mean that the line will be smoothed out (removing control points from the centre line).
Tip Shape: Lets you select a shape for the tip of the eraser. There are a variety of tips to choose from: round, square, oval, star-shaped and more.

Eraser Styles

The Eraser tool uses the same Brush Styles as the Brush tool. Toon Boom Harmony provides a variety of eraser styles and allows you to create and save your own. It is a good idea to create and save eraser brushes with precise sizes and parameters to draw and design—see Brush Styles

Eraser Blur Parameters

Since Toon Boom Harmony lets you draw with textured lines and create feathered edges on them, you may also want to erase with smooth edges instead of the solid vector based eraser. The Eraser Blur Parameters allow you to adjust the smoothness of your eraser for the textured lines—see Erasing Textured Lines