I just can't get the quick selection tool to work correctly in a layer, it only works in the Background or Background copy.
This is what happens: I first create a new layer. in this layer, I want to select the sky. I start dragging the Quick Selection tool from the top corner of the image, but it won't "snap" to the contour of the buildings on the horizon, instead it just goes over them and eventually selects the whole image. When I release the mouse button the selection disappears. Is only possible to use the tool in a background copy?
You sure you had the correct layer selected?
@paolovee , what exactly are you trying to do? A new layer has no pixels to select. Depending on what you want to do, there are several options:
There are a number of other options but I'll wait for your response as to what you want to do with the selection.
Sorry, i can see I'm being a bit naive. I thought you had to create a new layer every time you wanted to use a tool or apply an effect. So that you can go back and change thing if you have to without losing all your progress, if that makes sense?
Or do I have to create duplicate layers?
I thought you had to create a new layer every time you wanted to use a tool or apply an effect. So that you can go back and change thing if you have to without losing all your progress, if that makes sense?
Yes, that is a good idea to have separate layers for separate effects so that you can go back and make adjustments. But how you go about doing that depends on what you are trying to do with the end product. I suggest you look at this HelpX article to help you understand layers.
That's really helpful thank you.