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Whitening teeth and eyes

From: Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

Video: Whitening teeth and eyes

With this movie I would like to show you how to whiten teeth and eyes in a portrait image. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing our exercise files folders and what I would like to do is scroll down here in the Content panel, double-click on the Retouching folder and I'm going to double-click on the whiten teeth and eyes folder and then double-click on the retouching-03.psd image. So here we have our image and what I would like to do is whiten the teeth and the eyes in this image. Let's go ahead and zoom in some by pressing Command+Plus a few times so we can really see what's going on here.

Whitening teeth and eyes

With this movie I would like to show you how to whiten teeth and eyes in a portrait image. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing our exercise files folders and what I would like to do is scroll down here in the Content panel, double-click on the Retouching folder and I'm going to double-click on the whiten teeth and eyes folder and then double-click on the retouching-03.psd image. So here we have our image and what I would like to do is whiten the teeth and the eyes in this image. Let's go ahead and zoom in some by pressing Command+Plus a few times so we can really see what's going on here.

Right now the eyes and the teeth are just a little bit yellow, so I want to clean that up and the way I'm going to do that is by making a selection of those areas first and then apply a Hue /Saturation adjustment layer, because remember adjustment layers allow you to work nondestructively. We're already working with a layered damaged here because we have got a Retouch layer. I can turn that on and off, you can see what we have changed already in this image. It's looking really good. We have also fixed up some red eye in here. That looks really, really good too. So let's go ahead and keep moving forward, fixing up this image and doing so nondestructively. At first I'm going to focus in on this mouth area, I'm going to use the Lasso tool over here to make this selection.

I could try and use something like the Quick Selection tool or maybe one of these guys in here, the Magnetic Lasso tool, if I need it will help with it. But obviously this is a pretty simple selection, so not that difficult to trace with something like the Lasso tool so let's go ahead and try it. First I'm going to zoom in a bit more, I'm going to hold down the Command key and the Spacebar key and marquee right over the mouth area in order to zoom right in on that part of the image. With the Lasso tool now, I'm going to just click and drag in order to trace around this area inside of the mouth, get all of the teeth in there and there we have, a basic selection. If we need to add to an area you can hold down Shift and then maybe click over those pixels in order to add them to the selection, but that looks pretty good. I don't think we missed too much in there.

Now the next thing I want to do is actually I'm going to select the background layer so that when we create our adjustment layer that would be right above the background. From the Adjustment Layer menu I'm going to choose Hue/Saturation. Now when I have this dialog box up, what I can do is I can drag the Saturation slider to the left, and as I do, it's going to start to strip the color out of that selected area. Now if I drag too far it's basically going to turn this into a Grayscale area, which we don't want to do. We just want to lose a little bit of the color. In fact, I think the better thing to do here is rather than strip all the color out by decreasing saturation, maybe go into a specific area of color. So let's choose Yellows here from this menu and drag that all the way to the left.

Because that's what we want to remove anyway, is the yellow. That looks a lot better to me. Now we can go back into the master and if we still need to, we can drag the Saturation slider just over it slightly in order to help out, but not too far because if we do that we're going to make a Grayscale and we don't want to do that. So what happened was when we made a selection it actually turned the selection into a mask so that we're only affecting that selected area. This adjustment is not affecting any of the other areas in the image only in that selected area.

That's why we made the selection first. Make the selection first, then when you create the adjustment layer it turns that selection into this mask. Black conceals and white reveals, so the selected area is now white inside of the mask, that's that little speck, right in here in the icon. Let's go ahead and click OK to close that dialog box. Next thing we want to do is add the eyes to this. We didn't select the eyes first, but that's okay. We can actually adjust this mask. I'll show you how to do it. We'll start with the Lasso tool again and we're going to go ahead and just click and drag over these areas, the white areas of the eyes. There is one part, now I have to hold down the Shift Key in order to add to my selection and select the other part of the eye. Now let up on the Shift key for a moment, hold down the Spacebar and then click and drag in order to scroll over to the left.

Now hold down the Shift Key again, click and drag with the Lasso tool in order to select that part of the eye. I actually missed a little bit right there, let's get that and then do the same thing still holding down Shift on the other side of the eye. So now we have both eyes, the whites of both eyes selected. What we can do now is because we have the mask area selected inside of our adjustment layer in the Layers palette is we can fill these selected areas with white. Again, black conceals white reveals. So if I hold down the Command key and press Delete, it fills those areas in the mask with white. So now I can deselect, Command+D, you could see it's now taking on the same adjustment that we gave our mouth selection earlier. Let's take a look. There is the before with some yellow. There is the after with the adjustment applied, after we added our selection into the mask.

Let's zoom out some and take a look at the image overall. Now we've corrected the teeth and the eyes in this image, there is the before and there is the after. All we had to do is make a quick selection using the Lasso tool, tracing around those areas. We have to be a little careful when we do that, but it's actually not very hard. Once we make that selection, create your adjustment layer. That automatically applies your selection to a mask and the adjustment that you're applying is only affected in those areas. We whitened our teeth, whitened the eyes in this image by dragging the Saturation slider in our yellows all the way to the left and that's what it allowed us to do that.

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Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training

84 video lessons · 5432 viewers

Ted LoCascio
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  1. 2m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the example files
      1m 20s
  2. 12m 1s
    1. Understanding Photoshop Elements
      2m 10s
    2. Using the Welcome screen
      2m 33s
    3. Importing photos from a digital camera
      7m 18s
  3. 1h 1m
    1. Viewing and selecting images
      2m 1s
    2. Creating and saving a custom workspace
      5m 29s
    3. Rotating images in Bridge
      3m 20s
    4. Renaming images in Bridge
      5m 34s
    5. Adding keywords to images
      7m 38s
    6. Applying ratings to images
      5m 17s
    7. Labeling images
      5m 17s
    8. Searching for images
      6m 38s
    9. Creating Collections
      2m 50s
    10. Sorting images with the Filter panel
      6m 36s
    11. Using image stacks
      7m 2s
    12. Hiding images
      4m 6s
  4. 31m 55s
    1. Opening images from Bridge
      2m 24s
    2. Working with palettes and the Palette Bin
      4m 53s
    3. Using the Project Bin
      6m 44s
    4. Zooming and scrolling
      8m 1s
    5. Fixing mistakes with Undo and Redo
      5m 3s
    6. Saving versions
      4m 50s
  5. 49m 38s
    1. Opening and viewing images in the Quick Fix mode
      6m 8s
    2. Understanding Auto Color and making tonal adjustments
      8m 50s
    3. Using the Lighting sliders
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Color sliders
      7m 1s
    5. Applying Auto Red Eye Fix
      3m 31s
    6. Applying Auto Sharpen
      4m 25s
    7. Using the Guided Edit mode
      6m 19s
    8. Processing multiple files
      8m 5s
  6. 10m 22s
    1. Understanding image resolution
      3m 23s
    2. Resizing images
      6m 59s
  7. 17m 8s
    1. Applying Auto Crop and Auto Straighten
      6m 22s
    2. Using the Straighten and Crop tools
      4m 10s
    3. Changing the canvas size
      6m 36s
  8. 30m 32s
    1. Why make selections?
      6m 3s
    2. Using the Quick Selection tool
      8m 37s
    3. Using Refine Edge
      7m 15s
    4. Saving and loading selections
      8m 37s
  9. 25m 58s
    1. Working with the Layers palette
      9m 45s
    2. Using adjustment layers and masks
      8m 37s
    3. Applying transparency and blend mode adjustments
      7m 36s
  10. 40m 56s
    1. Removing a color cast
      5m 53s
    2. Correcting skin tone
      3m 38s
    3. Enhancing color with Hue/Saturation adjustments
      6m 37s
    4. Balancing contrast and color with Levels adjustments
      7m 10s
    5. Correcting dark or light areas with Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
      5m 17s
    6. Improving images with Color Curves adjustments
      5m 55s
    7. Converting color images to black and white
      6m 26s
  11. 54m 14s
    1. Using the Red-Eye Removal tool
      8m 1s
    2. Using the healing tools
      7m 42s
    3. Whitening teeth and eyes
      6m 20s
    4. Cloning to remove contents
      8m 14s
    5. Adjusting perspective and correcting camera distortion
      6m 10s
    6. Using Photomerge Group Shot
      6m 17s
    7. Using Photomerge Faces
      6m 4s
    8. Using Photomerge Panorama
      5m 26s
  12. 16m 1s
    1. Creating a clipping mask
      7m 25s
    2. Creating collages with gradient blending
      8m 36s
  13. 22m 15s
    1. Reducing noise
      8m 7s
    2. Sharpening with Unsharp Mask
      7m 16s
    3. Sharpening with Adjust Sharpness
      6m 52s
  14. 17m 54s
    1. Understanding Camera Raw
      1m 46s
    2. Opening Camera Raw images from Bridge
      6m 37s
    3. Applying tonal and color adjustments in Camera Raw
      6m 23s
    4. Saving raw images
      3m 8s
  15. 40m 41s
    1. Painting with the Filter Gallery
      8m 7s
    2. Creating a pencil sketch
      7m 40s
    3. Customizing images
      7m 59s
    4. Adding artwork with the Content palette
      9m 39s
    5. Building and saving a multi-page photo creation
      7m 16s
  16. 37m 5s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      6m 58s
    2. Creating a photo book
      9m 1s
    3. Creating a photo collage
      6m 58s
    4. Creating a greeting card
      6m 31s
    5. Creating a web photo gallery
      7m 37s
  17. 31m 6s
    1. Choosing color settings
      7m 1s
    2. Printing to an inkjet printer
      8m 13s
    3. Using Picture Package
      4m 33s
    4. Saving for the web
      5m 55s
    5. Attaching images to emails
      3m 6s
    6. Burning to CDs and DVDs
      2m 18s
  18. 56s
    1. Goodbye
      56s

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