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Using Affinity Designer is there a simple keyboard shortcut that can switch the eraser tool between remove pixels and adding pixels back in?

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No, but if you create a mask layer in the Pixel Persona, you can paint on the mask with black paint to delete the image, then press X to swap to white and paint the pixels back in.

 

Nice and non-destructive too.


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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Adding very slightly to what @toltec said, note that the Erase Brush Tool only has one 'mode' -- it erases pixels regardless of the brush color.


Affinity Photo 1.6.7 & Affinity Designer 1.6.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.6.11.85 & Affinity Designer 1.6..4.45 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.1.1

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