Now we move on to the coloring adjustments . Create a New Group and name it as ‘Adjustments’.
We’ll start by trying to make the overall photo dark with Curves. Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Curves. Adjust it like so:
Now use the Gradient Map to add a brown fill effect to it. Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Gradient Map. Adjust it like so:
Change it’s Blend Mode to Hue.
We’ll darken the colors with Color Balance and while we’re at it give it a bluegreen-ish tint. Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Color Balance. Adjust it like so:
To give the image a more darken look and change some of the colors as well, we’ll use Selective Color.Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Selective Color. Adjust it like so:
To make the bottom part a darker, use the Gradient Fill, Click on the Adjustments Layer Icon> Gradient Fill. Adjust it like so:
Create A New Layer and name it ‘Border’
Select the Brush Tool. With Hardness at 0%, Brush Opacity at 30-45% at the size of your choice, brush over all four corners of the canvas. I also brushed over his waist area and other parts near there. The parts I brushed over are shown in red:
Feel free to re-adjust the Combat Soldier’s arm (or other parts of the body) brightness if you feel that it looks weird.
We’re almost done! Time for the texts. Create a New Group and name it as ‘Texts’
Open a texture from the Movie Credits Texture Pack of your choice just making sure that the credits are written in white. Place it on the bottom of the canvas. Change it’s Blend Mode to Lighten.Doing so would only show the white parts and hide all the black ones.