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Chapter 9. Take Me Away: Removing Unwant... > Removing Backgrounds - Pg. 262

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Six: Now that the extraction is done, it's "fix-up" time. Here, you can see dropouts (slightly transparent areas) in his hair, a few little spots in his shirt, and a couple of little spots in other places. Start by simply duplicating the layer. That's right, just press Command-J (PC: Control-J). The mere act of duplicating the layer will fix about 90% of the dropouts in your photo. It sounds weird, but it works amazingly well, and when you try it, you'll be astounded. Press Command-E (PC: Control-E) to merge these two layers.