my selection tools won't select the outlined/selected area so I can move or alter the selected pixels but will only create and move the outline. Usually when this happens I need to flatten the image or work in the right layer, but there are no layers shown in the layers window here even though the flatten image/ merge visible options in layers menu are greyed text. the last things I did were enlarge the canvas size and save. I closed and opened the program but that did nothing. I feel I have figured this out before but can't remember how.
Well I figured out another route to get the image to the size and arrangement I wanted and the selection tool started working normally. sorry for that
I did look at your post earlier Joseph, but couldn't get a handle on what the problem was, but I'm glad you got past it. Please don't be shy about asking if you get stuck again.