Quick selection tool only wants to make angular selections

I'm using PS CC on a Mac, OS 10.9.4 . My quick selection tool suddenly decided to be heavily biased towards making angular selections. It REALLY does not want to follow curves.  I have restarted the computer and checked that the brush size and other options are set to values that have been working for me: no luck. I'd appreciate any hints as to how to get my quick selection tool back to behaving itself, TIA.

Found the answer. I fixed the problem by checking "Sample All Layers"

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