Photoshop: Eraser not erasing as expected

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The eraser mostly doesn't work. It erases SOME of what it crosses, SOME of the time.

Look at this screen grab. Pathetic. This is in "block" mode with zero smoothing. Photoshop 20.0.4 under Mac OS 10.14.4 on a 5K iMac.

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eartho, Champion

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kind of difficult to figure out what might be causing this if you don't share your whole screen...
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David, Official Rep

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It looks like you're not using the standard Eraser tool.  Which of these three are you using:

For details on the Magic Eraser, check out this video: