Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we want to Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop on the photo by using different tools in Photoshop.

Step 1 : Add and Edit a Hue/Adjustment Layer

Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

The first step is to add a new Hue/Adjustment layer to your image. You can either go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation or, if the Adjustments palette is open, just click the Hue/Saturation icon that is second from the left in the middle row.

Step 2 : Whiten the Teeth

Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Now click on the second drop down menu that will initially be labelled Master and switch it to Yellows. This means that any changes that you now make will only affect pixels with yellow color values.

If you drag the Saturation slider to the left, you should see that any yellow tint to the teeth is removed, making them appear whiter. You need to take care that you don’t produce an unnatural appearing result. In my photo which is zoomed in on the teeth, I’ve set the Saturation slider to -83, which means that there is still a little bit of color to the teeth as it looked too extreme a change set to -100. However, you may find that -100 looks fine on your photo.

Step 3 : Brighten the Teeth

Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

We can also use the Hue/Saturation layer to brighten the teeth a little too. To do this, just slide the Lightness slider to the right a little. Again take care not to overdo the effect – I set mine to 35.

At this point, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve haven’t just adjusted the teeth, but the complete photo. In my case the result doesn’t look too bad, but I’ll still show you how to complete this technique by using the Hue/Saturation layer’s Layer Mask to target just the teeth.

Step 4 : Fill the Layer Mask with Black

Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

If you can’t see the Layers palette, go to Window > Layers and then click on the white rectangle icon in the Hue/Saturation layer. That is the button that means you’re now editing the mask. Next go to Edit > Fill and set the Use drop down menu to black. You’ll see that the little mask icon changes to a black rectangle and that your photo looks like it did when you first opened it.

Step 5 : Paint Over the Teeth to Create the Mask

Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

In the previous step, we set the mask to hide all of the Hue/Saturation layer which is why the adjustments that we made earlier are no longer visible. We can now erase the parts of the mask where the teeth are so that they are whitened again.

Click on the Brush tool from the Tools palette and in the tool options bar, click on the second drop down menu and select a soft edged brush. You may need to adjust the size of your brush to give you a suitable size for painting over the teeth. Before you start painting, ensure that the Foreground color is set to white – pressing the D key on your keyboard will set this.

Now you need to quite literally paint over the teeth. As you do so, you should see that they start to whiten again as the Hue/Saturation layer is exposed.

Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Ultimately, you can Create Whiten Teeth in Photoshop differently by using a few techniques and editing color.

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