Projection onto curved surface

I believe I have done everything correctly making a curved background for my model, however when I import a photo as a texture and format it to my rectangle I’m having no luck w/ transferring it to the curved surface. When I go to select the “Projected” image w/ the eye dropper it just imports the color from the image and not the image. I’ve tried every sequence & combo of commands, but still stuck.

Thanks for any assistance.
kevin d.

I just solved the issue after way too much time- I’m running a Mac and the magic was using the Command key to toggle the dropper into projection selection mode- something that the tutorials I was watching didn’t mention as most were on PC.

Kevin d.