Nothing seems to be a more important than to whiten one’s teeth in photos, either it's to promote teeth whitening or just to look "better". It’s very easy to make the necessary changes to the teeth in Lightroom and Photoshop. The techniques you'll see below can also be used to make a persons eye color stand out. We’ll look at two different methods to whitening teeth, one in Lightroom and one in Photoshop. So read through them, try it out and let us know if you have any questions.
How To Whiten Teeth In Lightroom
1. Zoom in and choose your brush size
To get the best results you will need to start with a brush size that fits the size of the teeth, in other words, zoom in A LOT and choose a small brush. However, the smaller the brush size you use, the longer it will take.
2. Paint over your teeth
Start painting over the teeth with the brush. It can be smart to turn down the exposure so you see where you are painting. (Yes, this will make your teeth black) When you are done painting over your teeth head back to the effects panel and play around with exposure and saturation until you're happy with the result. Exposure are supposed to be on the + side and Saturation on the - side.
3. Enjoy the finished result
Congratulations! You made it. Just repeat the process if there are more people in the picture.
How To Whiten Teeth In Photoshop
1. Select the lasso tool and draw around your teeth.
2. In the layers panel, click the New fill or Adjustment layer and choose Hue/Saturation.
3. In the Properties panel, change the Edit option from Master to Yellows and play around with the saturation slider. Move it to the left to reduce the yellow in your teeth. You can also make your teeth stand out more by adding some lightness. If you happen to get a whiter lip as well as teeth, just select the brush tool and set the foreground color to black. Now you can remove the affected area. If you happen to remove too much, just change the foreground color to white and paint it back on.