rookie photoshop elements question: I've used the quick select tool to select an unwanted object in a photo. The tool did a a great job identifying and selecting the object. I go to edit to delete the unwanted, but now selected object (if I'm using that word correctly), but the delete command is grayed out. Must be someway to delete it easily, but I'm flummoxed.
I think you are in the Quick Edit mode (which is the default mode). Click on the Expert tab and you will then be able to delete a selection (even with a locked background layer).
However, that is going to leave you with a hole in your photo. Is that what you want to do? I am guessing that you want to fill in the hole with something else. If you post the image you are working on, we can give you the best suggestions. But in the meantime, look at the Object Removal Guided Edit: