Yellow teeth not only add age to your appearance, they’re also viewed as a sign of improper grooming. I’m not saying these perceptions are correct (all of England can’t be improperlly groomed), it’s just the way most people in America think. Today we’re going to learn how to easily and quickly whiten the appearance of teeth in a portrait.
Photoshop Teeth Whitening Lesson:
Open your photograph in Photoshop and press Z to select the zoom tool. Zoom right in on the teeth by holding the left mouse button and dragging a selection over them. Release the button.
Select the lasso tool and draw a selection over the teeth being careful to avoid the lips. We don’t want a crisp line, since our changes to the teeth might be obvious. At the top of Photoshop click “Select”, scroll down to “modify”, and then click “feather” from the fly-out menu. Change the number in the box that pops up to two pixels and hit enter.
Click “Image” then scroll down to “Adjustments” and select “Hue/Saturation” from the fly-out menu (it’s about half way down).
Change the mode at the top to “Yellow” from the drop down box and then adjust the slider bars to match mine to the left. Don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with your own settings for the slider bars. When you’re happy with your preview, click OK.