Photoshop: Why does it say "no pixels were selected"?

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I'm trying to inverse these and a window keeps popping up saying 'Warning: No pixels were selected'. How do I select the pixels?
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Carl

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Chris Cox

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You selected everything, then inverted the selection. And the inverse of everything is nothing.

First, target the layer that you want to work on.
Then make a selection.
Then you can invert that selection.

If you wanted to invert the pixel values - that's under the adjustment menu.
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It still won't let me inverse them. Do you mind explaining it a little more in detail? Sorry, I'm not very good with text instructions.
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Select the background layer. Make a selection with the rectangular marquee tool. Now Select->Inverse.

Making a selection on a blank layer doesn't do much.
Selecting everything then inverting selects nothing.

Take it slow, and think about each step you're using, and what that step actually does.
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You have four layers selected at once, and some are adjustment layers. Which are you actually trying to inverse?