Copy and paste in Photoshop Elements 2021

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Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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Hi there, I'm a new user of Ps Elements 2021 (Windows). I'm unable to copy and paste.

I have tried using the rectangular selection tool and also other tools, combined with hot keys or the drop-down menu method of copying (which is usually greyed out). I sometimes get an error message telling me "no pixels are selected" even though I can see a selection on the screen (but not marching ants - haven't worked out how I'd get those). Any tips?

I have my layers on autoselect so I don't think it's a layer related issue.

For background: I'm trying to paste PNG images into another file. The files were provided as part of a design course. My fellow students have been copying and pasting these same images in photoshop without any problems, so I must be doing something wrong!

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Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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Hi , I've moved your post from the Photoshop forum to the Photoshop Elements forum where you are more likely to get help with your issue.

Dave

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1. Open the donor file

2. Go to Select>all

3. Go to Edit>copy

4. Open the recipent file

5. Go to Edit>paste

If you wish to select only an object in the donor file, use one of the selection tools, e.g. lasso tool, selection brush, for this purpose.

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