Halloween Tutorial: Creating a Realistic Fang with Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to show you how you can add a realistic fang to someone’s mouth easily.

Here are our before and after photos


Step 1.) Use your polygonal lasso to cut the tooth and paste it on a new layer. You can do this using ctrl+c to copy and ctrl+v to paste it.

adding fang to a photograph

Step 2.) Now drag your new layer to lenghten the tooth.

adding fang to a photograph

Step 3.) Use the Edit > Transfrom > Perspective to shape the cut-out piece so it is now looking like a real fang. Also you might want to use the eraser to help you shape the fang.

adding fang to a photograph

Step 4.) Merge both layer (ctrl+e), and use the Clone Stamp tool to cover the joints and uneven areas and give the tooth more form.

adding fang to a photograph

Step 5.) You can use the soft paintbrush (capacity around 20) to make sure it really blends in with other teeth.

Here’s mine again, I’m sure you can do better than this..

adding fang to a photograph

Originally Posted: 24/10/06

See also: Photoshop Tutorials

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Comment by Andrew
2006-07-14 05:30:18

Great tutorial, thanks!

Comment by Sinclair
2006-07-28 02:18:17

How do you do the other side of the mouth =D

Comment by Sibel
2008-01-31 04:43:02

Wow! Most helpful tutorial I’ve seen on fangs!
It helped me a lot, but like Sinclair said, I couldn’t manage to do the other side of the mouth.

Comment by Wicked
2009-04-29 14:24:52

Interesting. Very cool.

Comment by brittany
2009-08-15 18:07:30

What program is this using??? i need a good photo program to make my pictures

Comment by Sharon Subscribed to comments via email
2009-11-29 13:33:08

adobe photoshop was used to do this :)

Comment by KK
2010-10-15 18:55:27



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