Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Digital cosmetic dentistry with Photoshop

I was working on a website recently and had the need to find a good shot of a model for a header. So after hours of scouring iStockphoto.com, I finally narrowed it down to about 10 models. The 10 become 5, the 5 became 3, the 3 became 2, and the 2 became 1. Finally! I had found the perfect model! So I buy the photo, open it up in Photoshop, and take a look at her in full-res, only to find that she has some seriously jaggedy teeth. The problem? The website is for a dentist. Well, I don't really want to go back to istock at this point, so it was time to whip out the Photoshop artillery. Some clone brushing, overlay blending, level adjustments, and good old fashioned brushing (thank you MS Paint skills!) finally led to the result I was looking for. Hooray Photoshop! Where would I be with you?

Photoshop'd Model