After Cutting from a selection, Selection path cannot be reselect aftwards

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i Create alot of custom selections ( via the freeform path tool that i then change to a selection) If I do a cut ( and then paste) Alot of times i want to reselect the exact same selection that I just previously created HOWEVER photoshop does no allow me to do a reselect once I have done a cut ( ctrl-x).

Would be nice if photoshop allowed to reselect previous selection no matter what action you just performed!!!
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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Does command-clicking the newly created Layer not load the Selection because the cut Layer had transparent regions?

Why don’t you save the Paths (or the Selections if you prefer)?
Or even use them as Vector Masks?

Also cut/paste sounds like command-shift-J (Layer > New > Layer Via Cut) might be a slightly quicker way.
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command clicking just selects whats on the layer. It doesnt reload the exact same selection shape I originally created. For example i might draw a HUGE shape but whats in the new layer might just be some lines within that shape.

Yes, you're right about creating a new Ctrl+J / ctrl +shift+J . Actually thats what i meant instead of cut and paste. But both are the same result. I cannot do a reselect" of my previous selection after doing this.

Yes , I know I can save paths and NO i dont need to use vector masks. I dont want to. too many steps involved. My point is Just trying to save time! I just want the "reselect" to work.... Why wouldn't it???? I just made a selection and created new layer from that selection. Why wouldnt I be able to do a reselect after performing that action? doesnt make sense to me why this wouldnt be an option... =)
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Its seems like the issue is that photoshop resets /deletes selections as soon as you create a new layer + do a paste OR if you create a new layer via cut.

HOWEVER the selection still exists if you do a COPY, then create a new layer and then paste.. Something which I wont be doing because it just adds to many steps afterwards..

But still just saying, Would be nice if it was possible to reselect the previous selection ( ctrl+shift +d ) even if you do a cut and paste OR create new layer via cut.