I have an image that I removed the background of and then used Refine Edge to place the newly masked image onto a new layer. I now want to take this newly masked image, scale it down a bit, and bring it into another .PSD. When I copy and paste or drag the layer onto the other .PSD it is not bringing the masked image, but something else. I tried selecting both thumnbails of the layer first though that did not work. What do I need to do?
Duplicate the layer, and in the dialog specify the destination document.
Also you can highlight the layer the in the layers palette then from the layers palette drag the layer while holding down the shift key and drop it on the other open document you want to copy it to.