Photoshop Elements: "Could not complete your request because the smart object is not directly editable" What does this means, and how do I fix it?

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Hi, i'm new to photoshop so i'm not familair with everything & having a problem with using the lasso tools. Everytime i go use them this pops up

" Could not complete your request because the smart object is not directly editable"

Can someone please tell me what this means, and how i fix it??
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Kylie Clarke

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Kylie,

Another option would be to choose Layer>Simplify Layer... to convert the Smart Object layer into a 'normal' raster layer.
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Kat Risley

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thank you!
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Samidha Shukla

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i m unable to find smart object option in layers
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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There is not smart object option in Elements.
You only use 'simplify layer' as mentioned by Jeffrey Tranberry.
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Manula Doratiyawa

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thanks