PhotoShop CC - need to drop a second image

PhotoShop CC - dropping a second image fails

I got one image pasted onto a larger image, but the new image has a flashing dashed line moving around it. So, when I copy the second image, I have no way to select it.

I want to get the first image to stay in that spot and enable me to paste in another image.

What am I missing?

Thanks
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
I think by this description that you should try, (for to turn off the flashing dashed line (often referred as the marching ants):
First, you might have to hit the enter button on your keyboard
Secondly, do: Control + D. This is to deselect. On a mac this would be Command + D

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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
tbanks
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Now, I need those marching ants. I pasted a second image but can not move it...any last minute trick on this closed question?
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Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Ok to select what is on one layer:

Select that layer
You can right-click and pick: Select pixels

(this was a bonus answer. Thank you for the points. I am at 999,043)
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Btw.: you can also select the icon of the laye in the Layer panel while holding down Control. That will select what is on that layer.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I am on a Mac so neither works for me. We'll get you over 1M in my next question, which i will
 post here
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Ok. Use Command instead of Control.

Usually Command on a mac does similar things that Control on a PC does.

But holding down Control on the mac and clicking on that layers icon should select all on that layer.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
When I hold Command and click a layer, I get "No Pixels are selected"
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I now se how I can pull up a different context menu with "Select Pixels"

BUT, it simply selects the whole image
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Select first the layer you want get the selection on. Then do the right-click for the "Select Pixels"

Also, try out the other methood because it is more used:

With the Layer panel open, watch the layer you want to activate.
Hold your finger on Command (mac) and click on the icon/thumbnail for that layer.

If, however you want to target spcific area now or later, use the Marque tool or the Lasso tool (2nd and 3rd tools from the top)
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I do not have a square marquee tool:
Elliptical,
Single Row
Single Col
only
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
I have never heard of this before.

Try the hit M on the keyboard. See what shape you get. Then try Shift+M and try again
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
That does not work...

Shouldn't I see a square tool?

Marquee
Sigurdur ArmannssonDesigner Commented:
Yes there should be.

Things you could do would be to discard Photoshop preferences (/Users/UsersName/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.Photoshop.plist
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I will try this some other time. Thanks!
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I removed that file and still do not see the square marquee tool...

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29092199/Can-not-find-my-Square-Marquee-Tool.html#questionAdd
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