Written by Aly. Done in PS 7.0
LEVEL - HARDER/PRE-PRO.
How to turn this:
1: Choose your image, and
crop it to 100x100 pixels, and sharpen*
2: Copy your image, and set the blending option to Screen, Opacity 40%.
3: Open the Hue/Saturation window (Image >> Adjustments >> Hue/Saturation...)
4: Make a fill color layer (Layer >> New Fill Layer >> Solid Color...) Set Mode to Exclusion, Opacity 50% and fill with color #7F0F00
5: DO NOT merge layers (Ctr+Shift+E)
6: Make another fill color layer, set Mode to Luminosity, Opacity 20% and fill with color #D60000.
7: DO NOT merge layers.
8: Copy your base image,
bring to top and set as Soft Light, 30%.
9: Merge layers (Ctr+Shift+E)
10: Open the Selective Color window. (Image >> Adjustments >> Selective Color...)
Blacks: Cyan 0, Magenta 0, Yellow 0, Black +40
11: Add text, textures etc and you're done! I added this texture (Screen, 100%) and erased the little bits that interfered with Frodo's face.
*Please remember that sharpening always depends upon the image you are using.