whitening teeth in cs2

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  1. emogirl

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    I have a request to whiten smokers teeth on a shoot over the weekend...how do I do that? I'm using cs2. In the past I have simpler made a selection and brighten and that worked ok, but i need to make yellow teeth white....
     
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    make a new adjustment layer, and choose hue/saturation, go to yellow channel, turn it all the way down, then go to master channel, and turn up lightness some, then mask off the parts of the image you don't want whitened.
     
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    You may want to also turn down the red channel's saturation a bit too, maybe even the overall's saturation.
     
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    thanks guys! so simple, now why didnt i think of that?? blonde moment ha
     
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    Fastest way is to dodge at 20 percent on a layer.
    Do it all the time.
    Have fun!!!! (It's not. :-( )
     
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    thanks elsaspet..i willl try that one too!
     
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    Dodging is the fastest method (like what elsaspet has recommended). Create a layer with 50% gray overlay. Dodge the teeth. :)
     
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    Dodging is fine, but you are removing detail. It's good to brighten teeth a bit, but you should first remove the yellow. I like to use a selective color adjustment layer. I go to the "whites" and remove yellow and some red, and if there is still some cast, I will go to yellow and remove yellow and red. I usually go too far with this, and then reduce the opacity. Combined with some slight dodging, it works well.
     
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    This is nearly how I do it. The only difference is I've been doing the lightening in the yellow channel.

    Pete
     
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    For the really yellow teeth, i dialed down the saturation in red/yellows and then dodged a bit...worked great..thanks all.
     

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