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    A few days ago egg showed in a design how to use the eraser tool to erase a line. I have been trying to do the same thing to erase a line over a leaf in my design. I drew the leaf then created a curved corner rectangle over the leaf with no fill so basically I have a outline of the rectangle covering parts of the leaf. What I want do is erase the line part that is over the leaf. When I use the eraser tool all it does is distort the line instead of erasing it. What am I missing? erasertool.xar

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    Default Re: Eraser Tool

    The dark green cnaibus is already a vectot with a rectctangle overlaying the light green is an image and the line can be erased
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    The dark green cnaibus is already a vectot with a rectctangle overlaying the light green is an image and the line can be erased
    I think I get your meaning, if I turn the rectangle into a bitmap image instead of a vector it will erase. Thanks going directly to give it a try.

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    Default Re: Eraser Tool

    The eraser tool works for me over a line. You might need to Arrange > Break Shapes to create separate lines. But the line remains a line. I use Designer Pro X. This may not be true in Web Designer.
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    Her is the document
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    From the idea I got from Scotty I went back and Made a bitmap copy of the rectangle, got rid of the original vector and then the eraser tool worked like a charm. Thanks Scotty. Also thanks Gary for chiming in. I was just going at it the wrong way!!!!

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    Why use bitmap when you can retain all in vector?

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    When I use the eraser tool all it does is distort the line instead of erasing it. What am I missing?
    you are not erasing a line - you are erasing a rectangle with an outline and no fill - so what you see as you erase is the outline moving to stay with the new edge of the partly erased rectangle

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    Default Re: Eraser Tool

    As pointed out you have two vector objects: leaf and rounded rectangle.

    Just put the rectangle behind the leaf.
    To get the gap between the leaf and the line add a white Line width of 6px to the leaf. Clone the leaf and remove the Line.

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    The pale cyan background is to emphasise the Line border.

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    Default Re: Eraser Tool

    Or a white glow shadow with 0% blur and 0% transparency ... adjust the width of the glow shadow to suit (click and drag). That way the white stays outside the boundary of the leaves.

    As Acorn says though make sure you put the rectangle behind the leaf.

    No erasing necessary.

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    Stick to the line and the clone that Acorn suggested ... The line is vector, whilst the shadow is raster, and even with the blur set to 0, it doesn't clean up well. If only we could adjust the line position as Serif Designer can ... Ahh well hoping for new vector abilities is probably a waste of time - especially for a PRO GRAPHIC APPLICATION ... it's getting to be time they dropped the PRO designation.
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