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Whitening/Brightening Teeth?

 
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Feb 07, 2016 18:21 |  #1

What is the best, and most natural looking, way to go about brightening/whitening teeth?

I was thinking that dodging might be the best way, but I'm wondering if there is something better to try.

Thanks. :)


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Feb 07, 2016 19:07 |  #2

Select the teeth, and then slowly desat desat the yellow.




  
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Feb 07, 2016 19:55 |  #3

gonzogolf wrote in post #17889669 (external link)
Select the teeth, and then slowly desat desat the yellow.

Clever. :) I'll try that.


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Feb 07, 2016 21:17 |  #4

Another technique is to create a curves layer with increased brightness in the upper region of the spectrum, then slowly paint this layer in at about 7-10% opacity.


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Feb 07, 2016 23:11 |  #5

I use the desaturation method too. Lightrooms adjustment brush over the teeth then raise exposure and reduce saturation. Same thing for whites of eyes.


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Feb 08, 2016 08:35 |  #6

Thanks, everyone! This mouth I'm working on is looking better. The desaturation of the yellow and 10% brightness layer did the trick. :)

How are you dealing with dental fluorosis (white spots/streaks)? I've tried a variety of patching and healing techniques, but the results are pretty obvious.


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Feb 08, 2016 08:57 |  #7

Lightroom's teeth whitening preset for the adjustment brush usually does a good job - depending on how the teeth are to start with. I use it on eye whites a lot, too.

Use a second shot of the same adjustment brush for more whitening of local areas (eye veins, or individual teeth that are worse than others).


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Feb 09, 2016 19:58 |  #8

gonzogolf wrote in post #17889669 (external link)
Select the teeth, and then slowly desat desat the yellow.

Bingo.


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Feb 10, 2016 00:01 |  #9

Sponge tool set to desaturation. Hardness at 0 or close.




  
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Feb 10, 2016 01:05 |  #10

No, not desaturation! That looks awful. Only raise the Lightness slider.


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Feb 10, 2016 03:03 |  #11

Desaturation removes the yellowing of teeth which is what you want. Whitening looks unnatural and makes the too bright and white.




  
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Feb 10, 2016 06:59 |  #12

Damo77 wrote in post #17892611 (external link)
No, not desaturation! That looks awful. Only raise the Lightness slider.

Only if glowing yellow is what you are after.




  
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Feb 10, 2016 10:00 |  #13

Maybe different people have different types of discoloration on their teeth, and they all need slightly different processing treatments?


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Feb 10, 2016 10:02 |  #14

Damo77 wrote in post #17892611 (external link)
No, not desaturation! That looks awful. Only raise the Lightness slider.

He's only desaturating the yellow channel, not just normal desaturation.


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Feb 10, 2016 11:24 |  #15

neacail wrote in post #17890126 (external link)
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How are you dealing with dental fluorosis (white spots/streaks)? .......

I've never had to deal with this, but it's my guess that carefully using the spot-healing brush and/or clone tool before 'whitening' should work.




  
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