One of the things that is really important when making adjustments within photoshop is to have it look as though there were no adjustments made :D. In this case of my ever willing-non volunteering hubby gives his GQ pose wearing his ever cool bicycle helmet. We’ll use this shot so that you can see the 3 steps made of teeth whitening. We often tend to go over board and have our subject end up looking like they are wearing a bright white hockey mouth guard – not good.
Firstly, as with most everything in Photoshop, if there is one way to do it, there are probably at least 3 or 4 other ways as well. This method is not the easy one step “dodging” method, however, you will end up with a better result.
1. First click on the quick mask icon (or press “Q”) 2. Using an appropriate size paint brush, paint over the section you wish to change. 3. Next, click “select”, and then “inverse”, this will allow only the section you have painted to be selected, you will see your selection surrounded by “marching ants”. 4. Now you can go ahead and make your specific changes – first step: lower the saturation to get rid of the yellowy look, : Click: Image> Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. This will make a major change all in itself, however to finish off your touch up you can also go in under: Image > Adjustments> Brightness/Contrast, and make additional changes here.