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What is your method of whitening eyes and teeth?

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Old 12-16-2007, 02:40 PM
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What is your method of whitening eyes and teeth?

I've been making selections, copy layer of the selection, desaturating, masking out what I don't want real quick, then lowering the opacity to make it look realistic and not over done. What is your way of going about it? I'm not unhappy with mine, but I feel that there might be a better way(as there probably is for most things).
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:52 PM
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Re: What is your method of whitening eyes and teet

i make a seperate layer and paint white on soft light and raise or lower the opacity according to what you feel is good, pretty wuick and simple fix, sometimes if the teeth are actually stained, i dodge them a bit before painting the white layer.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:02 PM
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Re: What is your method of whitening eyes and teet

In most cases, I use a hue/saturation adjustment layer. You can brighten by sliding the lightness slider to the right. Teeth a very commonly yellow. Remove the yellow by selecting yellow in the edit box, and the move the saturation slider to the left. This will remove the only the yellow.
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:56 PM
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Re: What is your method of whitening eyes and teet

For whitening eyes, soft light layer is my go to method..

For whitening the teeth I'll often use the same technique. If they're too yellow I'll use a color correction layer with the soft light layer.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:12 AM
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Re: What is your method of whitening eyes and teet

Usually I mask the parts the needs to be corrected and then play with correcting the color to look it more realistic thats for me the simplest way :-)
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:28 AM
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Re: What is your method of whitening eyes and teet

A method I use about 90% of the time is to select the teeth using Quick Mask, Feather the selection about 2 pixels and copy to a new layer. Then I do a Levels Adjustment moving the black point of the output slider (left end of bottom slider) to the right about 10-30 units. Works very well. Eyes can be done the same way.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:37 AM
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Re: What is your method of whitening eyes and teet

I sometimes create a selection, copy it to a new layer and then use curves to up the lightness, then paint back in using a mask
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:34 PM
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Re: What is your method of whitening eyes and teet

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... select the teeth using Quick Mask, Feather the selection about 2 pixels ...
Duwayne, why are you adding the extra step of feathering? You should just use a soft brush in QM, surely?
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You can brighten by sliding the lightness slider to the right. Teeth are very commonly yellow. Remove the yellow by selecting yellow in the edit box, and the move the saturation slider to the left. This will remove the only the yellow.
I totally agree. This is the best way to improve teeth in all but the worst cases. BUT ...

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I use a hue/saturation adjustment layer.
... don't waste your time with an Adjustment layer. Just loosely select the teeth with Quick Mask and go straight to Hue/Sat. Remember, your Quick Mask doesn't have to be accurate at all, because lips and gums won't be affected by a yellow adjustment.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:24 PM
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Re: What is your method of whitening eyes and teet

I don't know why you feel an adjustment layer is a waste of time. It does not take any additional time to do it this way, and by using an adjustment layer, my adjustment is non-destructive. In addition, I can re-open the adjustment and change the setting any time I like, or turn the adjustment off, or even discard it, if I don't want it any more. Ever wish you could undo an adjustment that you did 30, 40, or more steps ago? With an adjustment layer, you can. I rarely make an adjustment any other way.
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