Did You Know: Wacom Eraser?

This post is like a quick tip, but it focuses on helpful Illustrator features. Did you know, if you have a Wacom tablet, you can flip the pen over and Illustrator will automatically switch to the Eraser tool. It’s a cool little feature that can make drawing in Illustrator a little more natural. Remember, you can also set your Eraser tool to use your pen tablet pressure sensitivity.

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8 thoughts on “Did You Know: Wacom Eraser?

  1. I have CS3 and a wacom intuos 4 on loan from my school and when I use their computers the eraser function works however when I use mine the tablet reads the eraser as continued use of the pen. What should I do?

  2. I dont know how to integrate the working process in AI vector drawing with wacom drawing pen, i usually just use my mouse to draw the vector objects

  3. Even though my daughter uses Illustrator, she has no ideas about this tool. I shall tell her to get one, especially if it decreases the working time on graphics.

  4. Always a neat tip Ryan. I got my intuos4 L in the post a few weeks back and am LOVING it. Wacom have also made me one of their European Wacom “Evangelists” and I’ll be hosting a 48 hour wacom live draw event in N.Ireland later this month. I’ll make sure to post the results in the flickr group

  5. I bought my Wacom Tablet a couple of months ago, and after a couple weeks of getting used to it I actually sub-consciously flipped the pen around to erase something in Photoshop. I then realise the pen had this function, and it’s helped ever since!

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