Turning a brush into an eraser (Transparent Color)

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Is there a brush you love that has the properties you’d love for an eraser? Use Transparent Color to transform any brush into an eraser.

Transparent color is found in the Color Editor. It transforms your brush into an eraser with the characteristic of the chosen brush. If the selected brush is pressure-sensitive and creates a stroke that fades off, your eraser will do the same. Use it to erase existing color pixels on the current layer.


Turning a brush into an eraser in Sketchbook Pro for desktop

Transparent Color is also available in the following places and can be saved in the custom color palette‍.

  • In the lagoon, select Color Editor icon and flick Transparent Color, to turn your brush into an eraser.

Radial marking menu with Transparent Color

  • Color Puck and Color Editor

Color Puck with Color Wheel open


Turning a brush into an eraser in Sketchbook for mobile devices

  1. Select the brush you want to transform into an eraser.
  2. Open the Color Editor.
  3. Tap Turning a brush into an eraser and try it out.

Turning a brush into an eraser in Sketchbook on mobile


Turning a brush into an eraser in Sketchbook for Windows 10

  1. Select the brush you want to transform into an eraser.
  2. Open the Color Editor.
  3. Tap Turning a brush into an eraser and try it out.

Using Transparent Color in Sketchbook for Windows 10