How do I get the eraser down to just a single pixel?

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2020-08-18 18:51:03

Sorry if this an obvious answer but I can't seem to crack it.

I'm a pixel artist. 90% of the time I'm using the pencil tool at 1pixel size. Now I'm trying out Pixelmator but can't seem to figure out how to make the eraser just 1 pixel.

I've shrunk the eraser's size down so it's supposedly one pixel but when I go to erase it affects a whole 9 pixel radius around where I click, partially erasing everything around the center point. How do I just get it to be a strict 1:1 size so I can erase one pixel at a time?

I've got the diameter on 1 pixel and the hardness on 100%. The cursor is also still a circle opposed to a square which is odd.

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2020-08-19 15:44:23

Hi Kyle.

OK... First make sure that you've got the Tool Options visible (View > Show Tool Options). Then, with the Eraser tool selected, click on the cog at the left of the tool options and select Pencil Mode.

Does that help any?

- Stef.
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2020-08-19 16:01:33

Worked like a charm!

Thank you so much!