It’s that time of year… Graduation, which made”I’m Done” the perfect theme for our newest Mega Collection here at theStudio!

When I was looking through all of the delightful pieces of this collection, I noticed this adorable Graduate, created by Kakleidesigns.

Gray is a neutral color, which is perfect in this collection; but most graduation gowns match the school colors, right?  So today, let’s take a look at how to quickly change the color of this graduate’s gown so it can match your graduate’s school colors.

  1. Select the Quick Selection Tool in the Tool Bar.

2. Click inside the graduate’s gown to select it. Drag the Quick Selection Tool all around until the gown is selected, then let go of your mouse. Don’t worry if part of the transparent area is selected. When you let go of your mouse, the “marching ants” will snap to the edges of the gown.

3. Add a Color Balance Adjustment Layer. (If your Adjustments are not visible, go to Window in the top menu bar, and tick “Color Balance.”)

4. Adjust the sliders in the Color Balance sliders to achieve the desired color.

It you would like to adjust the Graduates hair color, shoes, color, or Cap, follow the same selection and adjustment instructions.

Photoshop Elements Users:

You will add a Hue / Saturation Adjustment level instead of a Color Balance Layer.

Here’s a preview of the “I’m done” Collection!  We can’t wait to see layouts featuring your Graduates!

“I’m Done,” the Studio Mega Collection

I hope you have found this helpful!

If you would like to download a PDF of this tutorial you may do so here: How to use Color Balance Adjustment.