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Chapter 8. Modern Problems: Dealing with... > Fixing Photos Where You Wish You Had... - Pg. 217

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: It will help you make a better adjust- ment if you hide the selection border (we call it "the marching ants") from view. We don't want to deselect--we want our selection to remain intact but without the annoying border, so press Command-H (PC:Control-H) to hide the selection border. Now, press Command-L(PC:Control-L) to bring up the Levels dialog. At the bottom of the dialog, drag the highlight Output Levels slider to the left to darken your selected area. Because you've hidden the selection border, it should be very easy to match the surroundings of your photo by just dragging this slider to the left. Now you can press Command-D