> I have an image that I want to cut a part out of to use as a separate
> image. The shape of the area I want to cut out and use is irregular.
> How can I cleanly cut out that part and copy it as a seperate image?
Select the part you want to copy, then Edit -> Copy, then Edit -> Paste
as -> New Image
To select irregular shapes, try the Free Select Tool and the quick mask.
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