Suddenly, when trying to use the eraser (or other tools), I'm getting the error message "could not use the eraser because the content of the layer is not directly editable." Did I inadvertently change a setting somewhere? I'm having to draw white shapes to block out the part I previously could erase.
I'm drawing lines and need to erase part of them. I create a new layer like I always have (NOT using 'new fill layer' or 'new adjustment layer'), I use the line draw tool and still get that error message.
>>I use the line draw tool and still get that error message.<<
You will if you have the options in the options bar set to paths or shape
layer. A line drawn with the line tool is a vector path and NOT pixels in
this case. To erase a part you would need to go to Layers>Rasterize>Shape
layer for a Shape layer or stroke the Path from the Paths palette for a
If you select the Fill Pixels options in the Options Bar the line will be