LeviFiction wrote:Vector selections select the area filled in by the vector. So if you only have a stroke it'll only select the stroke. You need to make sure the vector has a fill as well.
Thanks for the answer!
I set the stroke style to none and picked a fill color. It doesn't seem to matter what the color is. After converting the vector object to a selection, I switched to the background layer and copied the selection and this pasted ok into the new image.