Sounds like the layer is still a floating selection.
If this is the case, you should see a layer at the top of your layers
dialog the reads "Floating Selection (pasted layer)
When you make the selection, (marching ants) you can use your regular
copy & paste shortcuts.
Ctrl+C & Ctrl+v
After you enter Ctrl+v, just click the new layer button at the bottom of
the layers window. This will put your selection on a new separate layer.
This will also give you the freedom to move it around for placing it on
whatever background layer you are using.


On Tue, Jul 15, 2014, at 03:50 PM, Whipsmart Blonde wrote:
> Hi there
> Today I learned to cut out an object from an image, and I managed to
> paste
> it into a new background by selecting "Copy visible" and "paste into".
> However, for some reason I haven't been able to replicate this! When I
> try,
> I can see that the *outline* of the object has been pasted into the new
> background, but nothing else. I presume it's an issue with layer
> transparency but I haven't been able to figure out what's happened or
> what
> I'm doing differently from the first time. Any advice would be much
> appreciated. Thanks!
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