I am trying to sect a person out of a picture and paste it into this collage picture I am working on. First i tried using the quick selection tool but I guess my man that I am trying to cut out has too many colors: when I go to use the quick selection it immediately goes into a box around the entire picture. I even tried painting the rest of the photo black with the exception of the man, but still the same results with the quick selection. Then I tried the lasso but nine times out of ten it would stop and make an odd selection. when I finally did get a good lasso selection (done after much cursing) then CS6 told me that "the selection is empty" . What? I did make a new layer before I did the selection.
Can you help me resolve these issues?
I just downloaded CS6 just a day ago and have a lot to learn, but i have worked with Paint.net and Paint Shop Pro for the past two years so I am familiar with paint and photo editing software.
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Please don't submit your request in green. It is a needless distraction.
Currently you are trying to make a selection in a blank layer.
Return to the image layer, not the blank one you created, and you will be able to make a selection.
Once selected, hit Cmd+J to put your selected object on a new layer. I think that is what you had in mind.
Yes, Thank You Norm.