Remove a Gap in Teeth
We're gonna fix the gap in her teeth, just because it's a learning opportunity, not because there's anything wrong with having a gap. Madonna has a gap in her teeth, right? Geena Davis, maybe, too. My son has a little gap. So nothing wrong with the gap, but we're just going to do this because I wanna show you how you can do this, because it's a technique you can use for other things as well. So we've got this layer up here which was fixing the skin lines. This time I'm gonna go make a selection around each tooth. So I'll use the Quick Selection brush that we've been using for many things, and I'm just gonna click and select just this. And I think it's not gonna work because I'm on a blank layer. So let's target that background layer, where the tooth is, and click to select it. Now it went a little too far, remember we can fix that by holding down ALT or Options, selecting that, and I'm gonna copy this into it's own layer now. So if you remember from yesterday, we can copy the contents ...
of a selection into it's very own layer by pressing Command or Control + J. And I like to say because we're jacking it up (laughs). So here we've jacked up a copy. Now we don't really see it because it's so tiny here in the Layer panel preview, but we know it's there. We also don't see it here because it's directly on top of itself. So let's rename this. Left Tooth, I guess? It's her right tooth, but it's our left, so we'll call that Left Tooth, and I'll go back to the background layer and click to select this tooth. And I'll do the same keyboard shortcut, Command or Control + J, and this is the right tooth. Alright here. Okay. So here's what we can do, this is so easy that it's almost surprising. It's almost like, what! All we're gonna do is transform the teeth to be slightly wider and close up this gap. That's it. So I'm gonna press Command or Control + T on this right tooth layer, zoom in so we can see better. And then I'm really just gonna take this handle and drag halfway across like that. And commit it. We'll switch over to the left tooth layer, Command or Control + T, bring up Transform, and again, drag this way, so we're just reducing the gap right there, and commit. And I think that's good, we could really finesse this as much as we want, or maybe we could do Command or Control + T, we could right click, and we could choose Distort if I really wanted to pull this all the way over. If you bring up Free Transform and then you right click in there, you get some other options for transforming. In this case, Distort would allow me to grab just this corner and I could distort the tooth to really change the shape of it, but perfectly close that gap, I suppose, if I wanted to. And then when I accept the transformation, we see that it is indeed gone. So that actually looks, I think, pretty real. If I needed to, if the tooth somehow changed the lip line up here, and was overlaying the lip, I could just add a layer mask and paint with black to paint that back away. So in this case I don't think we need that, but it would be available if we wanted to.