Unable to copy image ..

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Matt C, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Matt C

    Matt C Guest

    Hi,

    I'm using Photoshop 6.0 and have a very basic question/problem.
    Somehow I've got myself in a situtation where I cannot copy or cut a
    layer.

    I have a canvass open with several layers/images on it. I have the
    move tool selected and open up the Edit menu but the cut and copy
    options are greyed out so I'm unable to cut or copy the layer. Can
    anyone tell me why?

    Thanks & Happy Holidays!

    Matt
     
    Matt C, Dec 22, 2003
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  2. Matt C

    Tacit Guest

    I have the
    You may be on a layer which is turned off, or you may have made a selection
    that encloses no pixels.
     
    Tacit, Dec 22, 2003
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  3. Matt C

    edjh Guest

    Did you Select All? No selection, no copy or cut.
     
    edjh, Dec 22, 2003
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  4. Matt C

    Matt C Guest

    I did not do a Select All because I only want to copy a specific
    layer/image. I've got "Show Bounding Box" selected and can visual see
    the image I want is selected.

    Any other ideas?
     
    Matt C, Dec 23, 2003
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  5. Matt C

    Matt C Guest

    I've got "Show Bounding Box" turned on and it indicats the image I'm
    interested in is actually selected. I am unclear what you mean when
    you say "You may be on a layer which is turned off". How do you turn a
    layer on oroff?

    Thanks,
     
    Matt C, Dec 23, 2003
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  6. Matt C

    Tacit Guest

    I did not do a Select All because I only want to copy a specific
    Select All. Copy. It will copy only the current layer.
     
    Tacit, Dec 23, 2003
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  7. Yes. Learn how Photoshop works. "Select all" selects everything IN THE
    ACTIVE LAYER ONLY. That is exactly what you need. You have to select
    something before you can cut or copy. No selection, no copy or cut,
    because Photoshop wouldn't know what you want to copy or cut.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Dec 23, 2003
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