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Erasing Textured Lines

When you use the Eraser tool to erase a portion of a textured line, the vector frame is cut straight and you lose the feather created while drawing with the Brush tool. In Toon Boom Harmony, a special option in the Eraser tool lets you create a soft edge on your textured lines. You can also cut or keep the vector frame as is.

To erase textured lines:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Eraser tool, press [Alt] + [E].
2. In the Tool Properties view, select the Use Blur Parameters option.

3. While erasing, select the Keep Vectors option to keep your vector frames and not cut them.

4. Adjust Minimum Opacity and Maximum Opacity parameters of the eraser to change the transparency of the erasing trail as you press harder on the pen tablet.

5. Adjust the Hardness and Eraser Saturation parameters of the eraser to control the amount of smoothness and the size of the feather edge.

6. In the Camera or Drawing view, erase your textures lines.

7. In the Tool Properties view, click the arrow button.

The Brush Properties panel opens.

8. Adjust the following:
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.

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