We will soon be showing you what a layer mask is, but before we get to that we want to show you the Eraser tools. Eraser tools allow you remove portions of the image such as an eraser on a pencil. The reasons why we are showing you this first is the eraser tools are permanent changes were masks are temporary removals. In this tutorial we will be discussing the eraser tool, background eraser tool, magic eraser tool. We left one of the most dangerous tools in Photoshop at the end of the tutorial (Magic Eraser Tool). Along the way you will learn tips and tricks on how to use these eraser tools more efficiently.