I use the pent tool to make a shape, then right click make a selection, I fill in the selection with the colour I want. Great perfect no problem.

Now say if I want to go to the stamp tool and work on a different area of the picture, the previous selection from the pen tool still exists, and I can't use the stamp tool. I cant seem to figure out how to get rid of the previous selection.

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Just click inside the selection area with one of the selection tools. Alternatively, try Select > Deselect.

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    @JesseMacDougall If Alex's answer solved this for you then please mark it the correct answer by hitting the checkbox next to it. Thanks and welcome to the community.
    – Ryan
    Apr 28, 2016 at 23:32

if there is any selections still Exist you can do without Deselect. Just Inverse the Selection using CMD+D in Mac And CTRL+D In Windows (or) select > deselect

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