Erasing lour Mistakes

It happens to the best of us. As you're working with your inks, a mistake is bound to happen. If this happens while penciling, you grab an eraser and remove the mistake. When inking, however, you have to grab your bottle of correction fluid, cover the mistake, and hope you won't have to fix that mistake again. (Multiple layers of correction fluid can become a problem to ink on after a while.) Being able to use an eraser would be a nice thing when inking, I'm sure.

This is where working digitally has its advantages. You can use the Eraser tool — that you normally use when penciling your work — on inks and practically every other drawing tool you use in Manga Studio.

To use the eraser, click the Eraser tool button located on the Tools palette. As shown in Figure 3-9, you can use your mouse or stylus and erase away your mistakes just like you're using the pencil or pen tools.

Figure 3-9:

It's very easy to erase inks in Manga Studio.

Figure 3-9:

It's very easy to erase inks in Manga Studio.

If you're using a drawing tablet and you happen to have a stylus with an eraser tip, you can use that as well. Keep in mind that the eraser tip is the same size as your current drawing tool. It's good to use when you want to do some precision erasing of an area.

If you want to make a quick removal of an errant line you've just drawn, just undo it! Press Ctrl+Z (36+Z on the Mac), and the program removes your last step. If you want to go back several steps, you can continue to press Ctrl+Z. Keep in mind that you will only have a set number of Undos available, which you can set in the System Properties (explained in Chapter 14).

The Eraser tool is especially useful when you're working with screentones. It's perfect for removing excess tones, as well as adding highlights to a character or scene.

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