Seamus, After I made that last post I went out on the streets of my town for a while. Among about a dozen street shots I got this guy who, I suspect, was just passing through. The reason I'm posting it is that I dragged the black point down pretty far and then had to just touch his face with the dodging brush. It's a similar situation to your Four Cats Bar. Happily the dodging brush actually works properly in CS4 and CS5. I could have used a control point in Silver Efex Pro, but it wouldn't have worked as well since the background behind the face is fairly close in tone and even, in the original, in color. Opening up the 50mm prime to f/1.4 helped a lot with separation, though.