Photoshop: Will not allow me to copy and paste a selection with keyboard shortcut CTL C then CTL V

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Photoshop will not allow me to copy and paste a selection. I use the selection tool and select what I want in the layer, press CTL C then CTL V and nothing is happening. I used to be able to do that and it creates a new layer and pastes my selection right into the new layer. I've never had an issue like this!
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Emily Roy

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Dave Grainger

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Make the selection, then go to Layer, New, Layer by Copy. That's all there is to it......
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Yes. Would be good to know if selecting the commands works or not, or if the keyboard shortcuts are not working.
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Press CTL-J after you made your selection.
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Sascha Hein

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Maybe you are on an empty Layer or the Layermask is active. I've never seen this Issue.