In this article, I will teach you How to whiten teeth in Photoshop; it is a neat little trick and can be applied to any picture to get the desired result. In this world of social media, photos are everywhere; any social media platform you go to will have tons of pictures that you can go through, and almost all of them are edited so that the person posting them looks good in the eyes of viewers. Photo editing software has gotten so sophisticated that you can about do anything to a picture. Adobe Photoshop is s leader in this field, and they have been leading the photography industry for a long time.
Whitening teeth in Photoshop:
You can whiten teeth in Photoshop by using a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer which will enable you to whiten and brighten teeth simultaneously. You can whiten the teeth of a single person in a photo, or you can do it to multiple people at the same time, too; we will start with just one person first.
I will use Photoshop CC for this tutorial, so every step we go through should be compatible with Photoshop CS6.
Let’s get started.
You first must select the “Lasso tool” from the toolbar on the left. We need this tool to like the teeth we will whiten.
If the picture you choose to edit has two people in it and you need to whiten teeth in Photoshop for both of them, I suggest you do it one by one. It can be tempting to save time and select both person’s teeth simultaneously, but the problem is if you do that, the results might look the best, so to keep it simple, work on one person at a time.
Using the Lasso Tool to draw a selection around the teeth, use your mouse pointer to get as close to the edges as possible, and don’t worry if you are not accurate; we can clean that up later on.
On the right of the screen, you will see the layers panel; at the bottom of the board, you will see a button that says “New Fill or Adjustment Layer” click on it to create a new layer for our selection. It will ask you what kind of layer you need to select “Hue/Saturation” from the drop-down. After that, a Hue/Saturation layer appears over the Background layer.
Now we need to modify the Hue/Saturation layer to get the desired results, and you can edit that layer by going to the properties panel. By default adjusting Hue/Saturation will affect all colors in the photo, but we need only to remove the yellow tint so that we will click on edit and change “Master” from the drop-down list to “yellows.”
We need to lower the saturation of the color Yellow in the selection, so click on the Saturation slider and drag it to the left side. The more you drag that slider to the left side, the more you will decrease the saturation of the Yellow color, making the teeth look whiter and whiter, and if you drag it to the left, you will remove the Yellow color from the teeth altogether.
We don’t want to remove the yellow color altogether; we want to keep a little yellow to give it a more lift a look, so keep an eye on the photo as you move the slider.
After adjusting the yellow color, you can edit the layer once more and change the setting to “Master” from the drop-down.
You will notice that underneath the Saturation slider is a slider for Lightness; now, we need to adjust that to make the teeth even brighter. Like before, keep an eye on the photo and start moving the slider to the right side, and you will see the teeth will get brighter and brighter. We need to keep it reasonable so that the picture doesn’t look fake, and that is it.
In just a few simple steps, you were able to whiten teeth in Photoshop; Photoshop is a beautiful software capable of doing tremendous things. If you liked this article, share it with your friends and family.