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Eraser tool»

The Eraser tool (Q key) is used to erase nodes and/or simplify paths:

  • Clicking with the Eraser tool removes any nodes and handles that you click, while Shift-clicking will selectively not remove certain “strategic” nodes.

  • Ctrl-drag to resize the Eraser (like adjusting the size of a brush or eraser in Photoshop).

  • Ctrl-click a node, and then click another node on the same contour, and the Eraser will simplify the path between those two nodes: