About this lesson
As Lightroom is a great tool for organising your photos, this technique can be useful for quick color adjustments to photos, without going into PhotoShop. But just incase the adjustments you want to make are more complex, then this will show you how to do the same thing in PhotoShop.
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Two ways of brightening up teeth in Lightroom and Photoshop.
When to use
As Lightroom is a great tool for organising your photos, this technique can be useful for quick color adjustments to photos, without going into Photoshop.
But just incase the adjustments you want to make are more complex, then this will show you how to the same thing in Photoshop.
- From within Lightroom, enter the ‘Develop Module’ (tab at top)
- Scroll down to HSL section (Hue, Saturation, Luminance)
- Switch on Targeted Adjustment tool
- Choose the colors that you want to change click and drag down to lower the saturation level of the targeted colors.
- To specify where you want color adjustment, then use ‘Adjustments Brush’ (icon at top of Panel)
- Use the Color Set tool as a guide for where the adjustment will affect image
- Change the color set to transparent to reveal just the effects
- Open image
- From the bottom of the layer panel choose ‘Adjustment Layer’ and ‘Selective Color’
- Select yellow and drag slider left to change teeth color
- To affect only the teeth, choose a large size black brush and paint around teeth.
- The white on the adjustment layer is where the effect will color the teeth
You can paint on the effect by changing the layer mask to black by holding Option or ALT and pressing the delete/backspace key.
Then use a paintbrush set to white, to paint on the effect.
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