Photoshop: Use brush as an eraser (german)

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The function to use the chosen brush as an eraser doesn't work in the german Version, even though it is mentioned in the official list of shortcuts.



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Sascha Hein

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Hallo!
Okay, this appears to be a problem in English too.  I've gone ahead and logged a bug. 

Thanks for letting us know,David
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Hello Sacha,

My mistake.  This functionality was added for 21.0 and does appear to be working in English and German on both platforms.  You need to make sure you're not working on the background layer, as erasing there leads to non-transparent results.
Thanks,
David
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hi, try to use the ">" key on your German keyboard. I think it should be working. Maybe the documentation needs an update. 
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Sascha Hein

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It jumps to erase, but dont hold the used brush this way. It uses a round soft brush then, unfortunatly.
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hmm, then it is a bug or not full supported with every brush. I just did a test with the standard brush and not a custom one. maybe some Adobe Member can answer the tool function better.
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The shortcut is actually a new one, added recently in 21.0, that's why I wasn't familiar with it.
Thanks to the current situation, I don't have a physical machine or keyboard I can connect with.  At least on Windows.  Using VPN, however, I don't see a problem when I set my keyboard to German.  Similarly, I'm not seeing a problem on my Macbook Pro set to German either.  I've logged a bug to have this investigated and it appears to be an issue in Czech as well.  Strange.

The new functionality is SUPPOSED TO allow users to erase with the same brush they were painting with.
Thanks for letting us know and hopefully we'll get this resolved soon.  Meanwhile, if this is happening in your language too, please add a comment so I can have those languages checked as well (all my equipment is locked down).
Thanks,David
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Sascha Hein

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is there an update to the logged bug so far? Is it possible to review the status of the logged bug?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled italian keyboard problem with brush paint delete and grave accent key.

I am following many tutorials regarding the latest version of Photoshop 2020. In this version there is the possibility of using the brush and erasing alternately with the tilde key. However, Tilde does not exist on the Italian keyboard, nor does that of the grave accent that you have indicated as an alternative exist. I therefore ask technical support to indicate a valid key for the Italian keyboard or to find an appropriate solution.
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Unfortunately, it would appear that this is an issue in Italian too.