You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can use the eraser tool in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7. To begin, you should have Photoshop CS6 open, and either create a new document or open an existing one, which I've shown you how to do in other videos. As you can see, I've already got a document open, and I've drawn all over it so I need to rub some of it out.
The areas that get rubbed out change to a transparent background, which is represented by a checkered pattern. If we had a separate white background layer, it would change to show the background layer. Let's change our tool to be fluffier.
Right-click on the image to open the pop-up menu and scroll down in the images section
Here, we'll find more eraser textures to try. We can also add different brushes. The brushes apply to the brush tool, the pencil tool, and the eraser tool. If there's a pattern we want to use, like a leaf, that will apply whether it's on the eraser or not. It can be quite interesting.
Look at the bar along the top, directly beneath the navigation bar
We have some different settings along the top where we can change things like the size. Many of these are the same as what we get when we right-click on the canvas. We find it much more useful to right-click when we're on the canvas and want to be working quickly.