How do you erase a selected area?

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Old 12 December 2002   #1
How do you erase a selected area?

In photoshop 7, how do select an area and erase whatever is inside that selected area?

Old 12 December 2002   #2
You need to use the lasso tool and select your area (or the marquee tool). Than you need to select the errasor tool and erase your selected area.
Old 12 December 2002   #3
Thank you. I wasn't specific enough with my question. What I meant to say was how do you quickly erase the selected area without have to use the eraser tediously throughout a selected area. Do I just fill the area with a white colour?

Old 12 December 2002   #4
You just press delete. If your working on its own layer, above the background.

Unless... if your working only on one layer, the background... then you can make your selection then press ctrl+backspace and that will fill your selection with whatever background colour you have. Press x if you need to quickly switch between background and foreground colours. Then you can ctrl+backspace if you have the right colour.

Hope that helps.
Old 12 December 2002   #5
Yeah, select and hit DELETE! Nice and simple
Old 01 January 2003   #6
You cannot delete anything on a layer that is locked (little symbol of e locker on the layer) The background layer is always locked, you have to rename it to layer0 or whatever you like by doubble clicking on it.

Or you can fill the selected area with also the foreground color by pressing alt and backspace.

As leigh said it's quite simple...
Old 01 January 2003   #7
What is with so many of these threads.. ppl answer then the poster never comes back. Rock, are you there?
Old 01 January 2006   #8
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