Saturday Saturation: Arizona Monsoon

One of the new series we will be starting is talking about Colors and taking photos we like and turning them into color palettes that we can use in our scrapbook kits and layouts. What is great about this journey is you will discover that one (1) photo can create many palettes because of the different saturations of color that is in each photo. There is also a lighter and darker shade of a color as well as colors that contrast and their shades. If you have a photo that you would love to submit for us to create palettes with, please send them to

Today, we will start with a photo taken here in Tucson, Arizona from a photography group I belong to. These are stock photos and no permission is needed to use these here for our purposes, this is a key component when creating palettes for others, you want to make sure you have permission to use the photo. đŸ™‚  Here is Arizona we are coming up on Monsoon season and we have some amazing skies during this time period that create some beautiful and intense colors. People don’t believe me when I tell them we have purple skies here in Arizona, so it’s not always blue, hehe!!

Here are colors that are in this photo that I can choose from to create the palette I want to use.

Here you can see me pulling different colors to see what I like. You will also see that part of the sky is now grey as well as some grey dots towards the bottom of the photo – the reason for this is is that I have my gamut turned on so I can make sure that the colors I pull are in the proper gamut range. If the box on the right of the photo has a color in it, then that color is in proper gamut.

Here are the final colors I choose for this photo.. well at least for this palette. You can make a few color palettes from this photo.

Hope you enjoyed this Saturday Color Saturation Tutorial and palette!


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