Palette and mood
References are key when you want to build up a credible palette and atmosphere. Luckily for this workshop, I’ve taken many underwater photos and videos during my trips to the Caribbean. Underwater scenes are pretty simple in terms of a palette; the range of colour is mainly limited to blue and greens. Warm colours are still visible in the foreground, but they soon disappear into the distance. Several methods can be applied to blend the elements together and give them a harmonious palette. Try placing a blurred image or airbrush painted layer in Color mode over your textures and drawings, colour correcting each layer using the Color Balance tool, and then blending them together.