PhotoShop CC  - need to drop a second image

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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?

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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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tbanks
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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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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)
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.
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I am on a Mac so neither works for me. We'll get you over 1M in my next question, which i will
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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.
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When I hold Command and click a layer, I get "No Pixels are selected"
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I now se how I can pull up a different context menu with "Select Pixels"

BUT, it simply selects the whole image
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)
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I do not have a square marquee tool:
Elliptical,
Single Row
Single Col
only
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
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That does not work...

Shouldn't I see a square tool?

Marquee
Yes there should be.

Things you could do would be to discard Photoshop preferences (/Users/UsersName/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.Photoshop.plist
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I will try this some other time. Thanks!
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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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