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06/03/2009 01:40:33 PM · #1
I've never done it, never had a request. I shot a wedding and one of the bridesmaids has them and the request has been made to remove 'em.
I've heard you clone in someone's else's teeth as one way of doing this, but yeah, right, I'm supposed to spend how long looking for teeth that 'fit' the angle more or less?

Any other ways?

The image in question
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06/03/2009 01:51:08 PM · #2
google it? Seem like a lot of fairly straightforward tutorials. I'd charge quite a bit for it though.
06/03/2009 01:51:25 PM · #3
Paint em gold and call it a grill?

How much of the teeth are the brackets covering? Can you not clone from bits around the teeth?
06/03/2009 01:54:03 PM · #4
From the small version posted here, it looks as though there's enough tooth showing above and below the braces to use as your clone source, as already mentioned. Won't be a five-minute job, though.

I wonder whether, when the family look at the final image, someone will think how weird it looks seeing someone they know so well looking so different.
06/03/2009 01:58:41 PM · #5
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06/03/2009 02:18:26 PM · #6
Prof, send me a link to the original and I will do it for you, it's all but a 5 minute job if you know what you are doing, I won't edit the rest of the pic though but the removal of braces I would be happy to do for you.
06/03/2009 05:27:08 PM · #7
Thanks to Gordon's suggestion to google it (duh!) and //www.imaginginfo.com/web/online/Techniques/How-To-Remove-Braces/18$1982

I got this ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/16648/120/796491.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/16648/120/796491.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
06/03/2009 05:37:23 PM · #8
That's pretty good, not sure how it will print though looks a little pixelised but that may just be the compression. I would be tempted to make the teeth lighter, the braces have an effect of darkening the teeth anyway so if you have taken the time to remove the braces may as well make the teeth look nice?
06/03/2009 05:56:02 PM · #9
I agree that the teeth look a little dark after removing the braces. Try going one step further by using the lasso tool to select each tooth. Select them all by going from tooth to tooth and holding the shift key as you start the next one (It doesn't take too long).

Once selected, blur them (I used 'Blur More') and then dodge the the midtones in the selection. Selecting each tooth instead of all of the teeth collectively allows for the natural shadows between the teeth to remain.

Here's my extremely quick touch up:

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edit to add: I see that I was a little sloppy and that I could have done a better job on the top of the gap between her front teeth, but again, this was a very quick edit. It took only about 90 seconds.

Message edited by author 2009-06-03 17:59:05.
06/03/2009 07:28:28 PM · #10
Yak, yours looks cleaner than Profs, in Profs I could still see the braces, they are very very faint, but mostly on the second and incisor tooth was it visible.
06/03/2009 07:47:46 PM · #11
Braces make a young lady look very cute and show a period in their life which will be remembered as "the good old days". Print the photo both ways, for her sake.
06/03/2009 08:10:09 PM · #12
Originally posted by David Ey:

Braces make a young lady look very cute and show a period in their life which will be remembered as "the good old days". Print the photo both ways, for her sake.

I agree.
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