Flash CS4 Tutorial


How to Erase Shapes, Objects and Bitmapped Images in Flash



The Eraser tool in Flash works with Merge Objects, Drawing Objects and broken apart Bitmapped Images (Modify > Break Apart).


Step One

Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).

Step Two

Select the Eraser tool (e key) and click and drag across the object.

Step Three

To erase with horizontal or vertical lines, press and hold the Shift key.

Step Four

At the bottom of the Tools panel are the Eraser tool options.

Step Five

With the Eraser Mode menu, you can choose to erase Normal, Fills, Lines, Selected Fills or Inside.

Step Six

The Faucet option allows you to erase large sections.

Step Seven

The size and shape are set in the Eraser Shape menu.