Create Hollywood Smile


Create Hollywood Smile

In this easy, step-by-step tutorial I’m going to show you how to replace yellow color of teeth to white on photo and create real ‘Hollywood smile.’

Firstly, start by finding a photo that you can demonstrate the effect to. Try to use Google Images to find a good picture or feel free to use mine. Now open up your photo in Photoshop, you can either keep it at it’s current size of resize it down a little bit. Then select the Polygonal Lasso Tool to create the selection as on my picture below.

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Duplicate selected area with Ctrl+J. We will experiment with this copied layer. Apply Image > Adjustments > Levels to change hue and saturation for current layer. Use settings similar to these:

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See the difference now:

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Ok, looks better, then before, but it will looks better without pink lips outside the teeth, get out the Eraser Tool and a sharp round brush to clear area out of teeth.

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To finish off the tutorial, I think, we need to remove purple hue on teeth. Do this by using Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation with next parameters:

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As for me, looks better now!

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Ok, after that select the Dodge Tool (Brush: 45px, Range: Midtones, Exposure: 50%) and make a little dodge work on the teeth in the mouth corner.

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Well, we’re done for the tutorial! I hope you enjoyed it, even just a little bit. Now, you have real ‘Hollywood smile!’

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  • Seven_Wishes

    Some times less is more, I find by using the Quick Mask, the Magic Wand or the Quick Selection Tool to select the teeth and then altering the yellows in the Hue/Saturation and fine tuning with the Master colour is a faster method … Nice tutorial all the same though.

  • ali ali

    Wonderful and beautiful and more creativity

  • raviteja

    so thanks . wonderful work on the image.
    easy methods very nice. thanks for the steps .

  • Pradeep

    Very Nice Tutorial….easy methods …. thxxxxxxxx