Photoshop Error message "No pixels are more than 50% selected. the selection edges will not be visible

I just used the lasso tool to select an area of a photo I'd like to fix and when I completed selecting the shape, I received the message:

"No pixels are more than 50% selected. the selection edges  will not be visible.

How can I select this given area.  It's just a small simple area of the picture.

err.jpg
brothertruffle880Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Stephane_LSenior Manager, Information TechnologyCommented:

Hi.

If you get the error message telling you Warning no pixels were selected or Warning no pixels are more than 50% selected try setting the feathering to a lower number setting.
0
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
It is also possible that you have a different layer selected, an empty one, and the selection does not find anything to change.
0
brothertruffle880Author Commented:
I lowered the feathering to 0.
There is no layer.  I just opened up the picture and started to use the lasso.
0
brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Okay confession:  I'm a photoshop newbie.
I just tried using the clone stamp tool and it's not working at all.  I obviously did something that I didn't realize doing.
Did I inadvertently add a layer?
-- I just saved  this photo as a photoshop format file.  Did that change the capability of the file from when it was merely a JPG file?
0
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Keep Window>Layers open. It's a key tool when working in Photoshop. (Everyone is a new bee in Photoshop at the beginning).

You have now at least two layers in PS since it wanted to save as psd instead of jpg.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Adobe Creative Suite CS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.