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The Wedge is merely a visual indicator for the Active Layer. Nothing is selected. The wedge is not an indicator of any artwork selection. It is no different than the highlight color when a layer is active. It's a remnant from when the app didn't have a color UI. The Meatball directly indicates artwork selection. A double-ring Meatball indicates that ...


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To be able to cut you need to make sure: layer is not locked layer is not smart object. generally, needs to be a raster layer (no vector shapes) you need to have something selected (i don't see anything selected in your image)


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you can not cut from a Smart Object layer, you can copy, just can not cut. Have to rasterize it to cut. Similar problem: If you can not cut AS WELL AS copy a selection, you must be working on a shape, and still, you got to rasterize it.


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Yes there is setting you could use, but not with the Brush tool. Select the Clone tool instead, then in the Tool Options choose a brush shape, set the Source option to "Pattern", and Alignment to "Aligned", and choose a pattern to paint with from the Patterns dialog. There's also another technique. You could fill a layer with a pattern, or even just open ...


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For A check the alpha-lock. For B and C, check the pixel lock. See here for details.


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