The result of the eraser tool on my Adobe Illustrator CC keeps popping back up even though I have already erased it.

I'm a beginner on Illustrator, so I do not know how to work it well, though it is quite similar to Photoshop, I don't know how to use several things in this application.

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    Have you tried selecting the object first then using the eraser? Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 21:09

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The Eraser tool won't erase images, text, symbols, graphs, or gradient meshes. The preview, whilst your mouse button is still held down will preview these objects being erased, but when you release the mouse they will actually remain intact.

The Eraser tool will erase any valid object if there is no selection. If you have any objects selected though it will only erase those selected objects. Again, it will preview any objects being erased whilst your mouse button is still held down, even if those objects aren't really being erased. It's a bit of a stupid implementation but hey, what can we do.

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