Here is how to erase parts of paths. Use the Selection tool to select the object that you want to erase partially. Click the Eraser tool and drag to erase the paths that you want to remove. As you can see, Illustrator reshaped our object for us and closed the path.
How do I delete a path?
Delete a path component
- Select the path name in the Paths panel, and click a path component with the Path Selection tool .
- Press Backspace (Windows) or Delete (Mac OS) to delete the selected path component.
How do you select and delete in Illustrator?
All of Illustrator’s tools work on the active selection, so before you can erase anything, you have to choose the parts of the image to erase. Hold down “Shift” while clicking on areas of the image to add to the selection, press “Ctrl,” and then click on an area to remove it from the selection.
How do you remove the width tool in Illustrator?
If you want to delete a Width Point, just hover over one and hit the delete button on your keyboard.
How do I change the anchor point in illustrator?
First, select your path by clicking on it. Then, click on the “Pen” tool from the main toolbar and select “Add Anchor Point.” Move your cursor to the spot where you want the new anchor point to appear and click on it to make it happen. Then, you can go through your path and delete unnecessary anchor points.