[quote=Carpe Imago]All right, I freely admit that PS is my weak spot.
Shot with a new model this last weekend and got some decent poses and locations. The problem...badly stained teeth. Really badly stained. I've tried every trick that I can think of (admittedly not many) but I can't get anything even remotely close to what I want. Part of the problem...they're blotchy. Brown on top, white on the bottom. Nothing that I've tried looks natural, and I'm about at wits end.
I'm close to throwing up the white flag...all comments are appreciated!
Assuming you have PSCS2 installed on your computer, I would recommend the teeth whitening technique recommended by Scott Kelby in his best-selling Pholoshop book, The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers (Chapter 10, page 300). A summary of the technique is as follows:
1. Use the lasso tool and draw a selection around the teeth;
2. Feather the selection with a 1 pixel selection;
3. Choose the hue/saturation adjustment (under the Image menu), choose yellows from the pop-up menu and drag the Saturation slider to the left to remove the yellowing;
4. Switch the edit pop-up menu back to master and drag the lightness slider to the right to whiten and brighten the teeth;
5. This technique should be applied to a layer so that if the result looks too unnatural, you can reduce the opacity of the layer.
The whole process take just a minute or two. Scott's book is available everywhere (I brought it cheap thru Amazon).
PS: I don't know Scott--I just like his book