Could not complete the copy command

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by staeri@gmail.com, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Guest

    When I select cut or copy after selecting a part of an image with the
    rect. marquee tool I get a message telling me "Could not complete the
    copy command".

    How should I do to select and copy a part of an image into a new file?
    I'm using Photoshop v 8.0.

    // SE
     
    , Nov 16, 2006
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  2. Guest

    wrote:
    > When I select cut or copy after selecting a part of an image with the
    > rect. marquee tool I get a message telling me "Could not complete the
    > copy command".
    >
    > How should I do to select and copy a part of an image into a new file?
    > I'm using Photoshop v 8.0.
    >
    > // SE


    It could be that you are on an invisible layer, an empty layer or an
    adjustment layer with no mask.

    Good luck,
    Ron
     
    , Nov 16, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Ok, thanks!

    Is there a way to make the selection go through all layers so that I
    can copy it anyway?

    // SE

    skrev:

    > wrote:
    > > When I select cut or copy after selecting a part of an image with the
    > > rect. marquee tool I get a message telling me "Could not complete the
    > > copy command".
    > >
    > > How should I do to select and copy a part of an image into a new file?
    > > I'm using Photoshop v 8.0.
    > >
    > > // SE

    >
    > It could be that you are on an invisible layer, an empty layer or an
    > adjustment layer with no mask.
    >
    > Good luck,
    > Ron
     
    , Nov 16, 2006
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  4. Guest

    wrote:
    > Ok, thanks!
    >
    > Is there a way to make the selection go through all layers so that I
    > can copy it anyway?
    >
    > // SE
    >
    > skrev:
    >
    > > wrote:
    > > > When I select cut or copy after selecting a part of an image with the
    > > > rect. marquee tool I get a message telling me "Could not complete the
    > > > copy command".
    > > >
    > > > How should I do to select and copy a part of an image into a new file?
    > > > I'm using Photoshop v 8.0.
    > > >
    > > > // SE

    > >
    > > It could be that you are on an invisible layer, an empty layer or an
    > > adjustment layer with no mask.
    > >
    > > Good luck,
    > > Ron


    You could 'Stamp' Cntrl-Alt-Shift-E or 'Merge'
    right-click-merge-visible the layers. But I am not sure that is what
    you have in mind.

    Ron
     
    , Nov 16, 2006
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  5. j Guest

    wrote:
    >[...]
    > How should I do to select and copy a part of an image into a new file?
    > I'm using Photoshop v 8.0.


    The very best way does not eat up memory. Do not copy and paste to a new
    image. Instead, have both images open in the window. Select from one, then
    DRAG the selection to the other image. (SHIFT-DRAG if you want it to be in
    the same relative position.)

    (This is the method Adobe recommends, not just hearsay.)
     
    j, Nov 16, 2006
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  6. KatWoman Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > wrote:
    >> Ok, thanks!
    >>
    >> Is there a way to make the selection go through all layers so that I
    >> can copy it anyway?
    >>
    >> // SE
    >>
    >> skrev:
    >>
    >> > wrote:
    >> > > When I select cut or copy after selecting a part of an image with the
    >> > > rect. marquee tool I get a message telling me "Could not complete the
    >> > > copy command".
    >> > >
    >> > > How should I do to select and copy a part of an image into a new
    >> > > file?
    >> > > I'm using Photoshop v 8.0.
    >> > >
    >> > > // SE
    >> >
    >> > It could be that you are on an invisible layer, an empty layer or an
    >> > adjustment layer with no mask.
    >> >
    >> > Good luck,
    >> > Ron

    >
    > You could 'Stamp' Cntrl-Alt-Shift-E or 'Merge'
    > right-click-merge-visible the layers. But I am not sure that is what
    > you have in mind.


    no don;t do that
    you might forget and leave it merged
    select the area or the whole canvas
    make sure you are in a layer that has content
    from the menu use copy merged
     
    KatWoman, Nov 18, 2006
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  7. Guest

    KatWoman wrote:

    > no don;t do that
    > you might forget and leave it merged
    > select the area or the whole canvas
    > make sure you are in a layer that has content
    > from the menu use copy merged


    I know I go out on a limb by trying to help so thanks following up.
    Hopefully the OP will not get too far off track.

    Now, I get 'copy merged' command but I do not really understand its
    counterpart, the 'paste into' command. How does 'paste into'
    differ from 'paste' and does 'copy' and 'copy merged' share
    the same buffer?

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
    , Nov 19, 2006
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  8. tacit Guest

    In article <>,
    "" <> wrote:

    > Now, I get 'copy merged' command but I do not really understand its
    > counterpart, the 'paste into' command. How does 'paste into'
    > differ from 'paste' and does 'copy' and 'copy merged' share
    > the same buffer?


    Paste Into pastes into a selection or mask.

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    tacit, Dec 9, 2006
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  9. Guest

    tacit wrote:
    > In article <>,
    > "" <> wrote:
    >
    > > Now, I get 'copy merged' command but I do not really understand its
    > > counterpart, the 'paste into' command. How does 'paste into'
    > > differ from 'paste' and does 'copy' and 'copy merged' share
    > > the same buffer?

    >
    > Paste Into pastes into a selection or mask.
    >
    > --
    > Art, photography, shareware, polyamory, literature, kink:
    > all at http://www.xeromag.com/franklin.html
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    Oh! That could be very useful.

    Thanks,
    Ron
     
    , Dec 9, 2006
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