Having bright white teeth is not as easy as we might expect. But having nice dental teeth in your favorite pictures can now be an easy option with the help of some image editing software. Save yourself a trip to the dentist with this simple and easy to do teeth whitening tutorial:

We will be using a stock image for this lesson. If you would like to follow along, you can download it by clicking here.

In this tutorial you will learn how to whiten teeth in Photoshop. We have kept the steps very simple and easy to follow along. This is an easy edit that can be done within a few minutes.

Step 1:

Open the image in photoshop and select the Lasso Tool (L). Next, add a feather of 4 px.


Step 2:

Select around the teeth using the Lasso Tool (Click and Hold until selection is complete).


Step 3:

With the teeth area selected, add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer found under the Layers Panel.


Step 4:

This will automatically add your selection as a mask to your new Hue/Saturation layer. Now open its settings in the Properties Panel. What we want is to select the “Yellow” tab so that we only work on the Yellows in our teeth selection.


Step 5:

Lastly, we want to reduce the Saturation and increase the Lightness to make the teeth look brighter. For this image I chose “-43” for Saturation, and “+9” for Lightness. (Try to not decrease Saturation too far or else it will look un-natural)




Final Result:

That’s it. Were done!

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