I have an image that I want to use on a website, with white text on top of it. Most of the image is dark enough for this to work okay, but there is one spot that is too bright, so it makes the text unreadable. What's the best way for me to darken this section of the image in Photoshop CC 2018? I've tried using the Dodge/Burn tool but that didn't work too well (or I just don't know how to use it properly). I also tried selectively adjusting the brightness of that spot with an adjustment layer, but that didn't work well either.
I don't care if that part of the image is recognizable; it's going to have text on top of it, so it doesn't really matter too much what it looks like, as long as it is dark and not distracting.
Also, I thought it would be best to put the text directly on the image like I'm doing here but, from a design perspective, is that a bad idea? Should I put some kind of dark rectangle behind the text instead?