Part of Unit: Portrait Retouching in PhotoShop CS
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Make your portraits pop with a dazzling smile and clear seductive eyes. In this lesson the student will learn two methods for whitening teeth and improving eyes using Adobe Photoshop software.
Just for fun: Have students take the online interactive quiz where students rate video clips of 20 smiles and whether they are "fake" or "real."
- Whitening Teeth & Eyes
- 45 - 90 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
Objectives and Goals
Students will use Adobe Photoshop software to whiten, improve and/or enhance teeth and the whites of the eyes in a digital portrait.
Activities in this Lesson
- Online Interactive 'Real or Fake' Smile Quiz - Hooks / Set
Fun opening activity--have students take the online interactive quiz where they rate whether a person’s smile is real or fake. There are 20 video clips to rate – students can review their results at the end, discuss and compare their findings.
Discuss the interactive online quiz – how they determined whether someone had a “real” or a “fake” smile (usually through the eyes) and how they rated.
Display the Smile_Montage.jpg file while demonstrating this lesson.
Discuss the appeal of a great smile and how teeth whitening fits into professional portrait photography (making everyone look the best they can)
Both these links lead to the same quiz:
How to spot a fake smile – an interactive quiz.
NOTE: Be aware that the video clips sometimes take time to load.
- Whiten Teeth & Eyes Lecture Notes - Lecture
Lecture notes available as a Word or PDF document.
- Whiten Teeth & Eyes Student Assignment - Projects
Activity/Lab exercise in both Word and PDF versions. Includes an 'On Your Own' assessment activity.
- Assessment Types:
- Projects, Demonstrations, Observations,
Students complete assignment / worksheet for assessment.
Discussion during presentation / lecture.