Can not deselect in photoshop

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Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021

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Hi,

 

I can not deselect in Photoshop, not with command + D and not by deselecting from the menu, the area is greyed out.  Please help, it's driving me nuts.

 

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Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021

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Hi

Can you post a screenshot of the Photoshop interface will all the pertinent panels opened

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Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021

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Is a Selection definitively active? 

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Screenshot 2021-02-06 at 13.59.44.pngScreenshot 2021-02-06 at 13.59.12.png

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As mentioned by @c.pfaffenbichler do you have an active selection and can you post a screenshot of the full interface

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I have part of it figured out, command + D works to deselect a selection, great.  Now I want to figure out how to deselect a tool.  I'm completely new to photoshop and almost want to give up.

 

 

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No need to give up, there's always plenty of help on this forum.

All the tools have shortcuts, if you hover the mouse over each tool it will disaply the shortcut for that tool

2021-02-06 13_49_03-0131.jpg @ 25% (RGB_8).png

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/photoshop/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html

You can also use the Discover panel

2021-02-06 13_50_11-0131.jpg @ 25% (RGB_8).png

https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/photoshop/how-to/ps-basics-fundamentals.html

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Thank you so much, also for the encouragement, I could use this!

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You're welcome and feel free to post any questions you may have, Photoshop is a big learning curve but there's always plenty of helpful experienced people on this forum willing to help you along your journey

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And to make sure: This refers to Selections as in »marching ants«, not to selecting Layers or Channels. 

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