Eraser Tool Properties

When you're drawing on vector layer and you select the Eraser tool, its properties and options appear in the Tool Properties view.

NOTE: To learn how to use the Eraser tool, see About the Eraser Tool.

Icon Tool Name Description
  Previewing the Stroke

The Preview area lets you see a preview of the selected or customized stroke. You can click on the Show Extended Properties arrow to display advanced customization parameters.

Preview Stroke

  Maximum Size

Defines the maximum size of your drawing tool. This parameter defines the width of the stroke.

  Smoothing

Defines the number of control points added to the centre line. The fewer the control points the smoother (but less faithful) the line.

  Eraser Presets

Presets are created by saving the properties of the current tool to a new preset, which you can reuse for repeated tasks. You can create as many presets as you need.

New Pen Template New Brush

Allows to create a new preset.

New Pen Template Delete Brush

Allows you to delete your custom presets.

  Rename Brush

Allows you to rename a custom preset.

  Import Brushes

Allows you to import a set of XML Harmony presets previously exported via the Export Brushes command.

  Export Brushes

Allows you to export Harmony presets to backup or import on a different computer.

  Small Thumbnail, Large Thumbnail, and Stroke View

Allows you to display the presets as small square thumbnails, large square thumbnails or a list of stroke preview.

Size and Smoothness Tab

You can access advanced properties by clicking on the Previewing the Stoke button in the Tool Properties view.

Tool Name Description
Maximum Size Defines the maximum size of your drawing tool. This parameter defines the width of the stroke.
Minimum Size

Defines the minimum size of your stroke as a percentage of the maximum size. If you do not have pressure sensitivity from a pen table, the minimum size value will be ignored.

Smoothing Defines the number of control points added to the centre line. The fewer the control points the smoother (but less faithful) the line.
Contour Smoothing Defines the number of points on the contour share of your stroke. This will smooth out the bumps and waves on tour contour shape of your brush strokes.
Tip Shape

Lets you select a tip shape—from round and square ones to star shaped. This option is disabled when using a textured brush.