How I Made
Murilo Francisco on how he brought an aquatic world indoors
See how Murilo Francisco made the beautiful Submerged Room
Watery compositions are very tricky. The way water reacts with land is a test of your editing skills; the gravity, the masking, the objects you blend and, of course, the water itself, is difficult to judge. For Murilo, the task presented him with a chance to “create something unusual. I wanted to make a room immersed in the ocean, from the fish to the world outside the window.”
Photomanipulations rely on a lot of different tools, but blending was key to making this image really pop. Adjustments and clipping masks were used to bring the scene together, and masking was also important. “To create this image I used a lot of adjustments like Colour Balance and Hue/saturation,” reveals Murilo. “The masking tools were also fundamental, as they helped to frame the image as a whole.” The effect that the adjustments have in this image is clear to see from the shimmering jellyfish to the blend of the sea outside the window. The colouring of the image as a whole feels cohesive too, something that Colour Balance helped with.