I forgot to mention I recently moved from an older Mac Mini to a new one and the problem existed on both and I have even tried reinstalling FW and that doesn't work either.
Doesn't anyone else experience this problem? I've seen it mentioned on other forums with no solution.
If you've looked in other forums and nobody else has an answer, either, then, well, I don't know. I'm running CS3 on Vista...
So, you say this copy problem happens with other programs? Do you mean the paste operation? Or the copy operation. If paste, then yes, that would make sense, because you will paste whatever is in the buffer. I don't see where Ctrl-D should do anything to the buffer, as it's only the deselect within the program and that won't empty your clipboard buffer.
What happens if you use the edit menu to copy? Do you still have that problem? Do you have the latest update for your OS?
First, make sure you are making your selection on the correct bitmap layer. It's possible to draw on another layer with a selection tool and not realize you have done so. If that's not the case, then once you have made your selection, choose Copy, then Select > Deselect, and then click on the Pointer tool. Paste the image from the clipboard into the new document window.
I've actually seen this issue on My mac and not only in FW. When i
t happens I use the right click and select Copy (if available) instead of using a keyboard shortcut, and that works for me.
I have a mac and haven't experienced this problem.
Sorry I had to wait till I had time to work on these images again.
I think I have the problem figured out.
If I open an image and crop it. then highlight it and apply the feather/select inverse/delete then neither copying or drag-drop works (copy brings up the last item I copied, even from another program, and I can't get rid of it).
However, if I open an image and crop it then CLICK on the image BEFORE highlighting it, THEN everything else works correctly (I can feather/select inverse/delet and the feathered background is deleted).
Also, when I click on it then it changes from the background to the bitmap in the layers panel.
This seems like a redundant step. Why should I have to click on it before I highlight it???
This is why I was so messed up.