4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2009 4:40 PM by mattluc

    Eraser tool problem

    mattluc

      I am using Illustrator CS4 on a mac with a .ai file and am trying to use the eraser tool to remove a piece of an object from an area that I want to remain transparent (I don't want to just cover it with white).  The object is made of two paths with a blend.  Whenever I select the eraser tool, it shows a pencil with a slash.  What am I doing wrong?  If nothing, how else can I do what I want to?

       

      Nothing in my project is locked or hidden.  I've tried this with nothing selected and with various pieces of the blend selected (and the whole object, of course) and have the same result every time.  I've also quit and reopened.

       

      Thanks in advance for your help.