Tutorial: How to Digitally Whiten Teeth
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- Open the photo in Photoshop.
- Duplicate your layer by right clicking on the layer, choosing "duplicate layer..." and name your new layer "teeth."
- Click on the Quick Mask icon on the lower left corner of your toolbar to enter Quick Mask Mode.
- Choose the brush tool, and carefully paint in black over the entirety of the teeth. Even though black is selected, the paint over will be in a transparent red color. You are essentially masking off the teeth.
- After getting all the teeth, press Ctrl+i (or command+i on a mac) to invert your mask.
- Click the Quick Mask button again to exit Quick Mask mode. You should get a selection around your teeth.
- Press Ctrl+U (Command+U) to get the Hue/Saturation palette.
Click the drop-down menu and choose Yellows.
- Slide the Saturation slider to the left until most traces of the stains disappear. Then lightly slide the Lightness slider to the right to brighten the teeth a little bit.
- Finally, choose Master on the drop-down menu and adjust the Lightness slider a little more for an overall brighter finish.
- Click OK. Then press Ctrl+d (Command+d) to deselect, and you're done!