Using the Eraser Tool
You may want to delete parts of paths. Rather than selecting and deleting individual points, you can use the Eraser tool to drag to delete parts of a path.
To delete paths with the Eraser tool:
Select the path that you want to delete parts of.
Click the Eraser tool in the Toolbox (Figure 9).
Figure 9 The Eraser tool in
Press and drag the Eraser tool along the path.
Release the mouse to display the new path (Figure 10).
Figure 10 The results of
dragging the Eraser tool
along a path.