I just wrote a little Tutorial, and I hope you get my point. I’m sorry if you don’t, but you know English is my second language.
So let´s start.
This tutorial is about this Banner.
You need the following resources
I start with a new file (File -> New) in the size 700x110px with the background color #dddcd7. I put texture1 on top and make it black and white (Image -> Adjustments -> Black & White)
Now texture2 comes with the layer property screen. I move the texture to the right side of the graphic. Then I duplicate the texture once and move the duplicate to the left side of the graphic.
I put a new layer on my graphic (Layer -> New – > Layer) and set the layer property to Color . Then I use the Color #096c69 and a hard brush and color parts of my graphic.
Now I put my first person on top of my graphic and make it black and white (Image -> Adjustments -> Black & White)
Again I put a new layer on my graphic (Layer -> New -> Layer) and set the layer property to color. This time I take the color #d57576 and a hard brush and color other parts of my graphic.
Next, I take texture3, the layer setting screen and slide it over the left side of my graphic.
Texture4 follows immediately afterwards, also with the layer setting screen. Since the texture is quite large, I’ll make it down significantly.
Now I take texture5 and with the layer setting screen. I duplicate the texture once and place the textures once on the left and once on the right of the graphic.
I now take a close-up picture and set the picture with the layer setting to lighten. I place the picture above my first person. This only serves as a background for the actual picture. I give the picture a layer mask and remove annoying edges.
And as the last texture I take texture6 for my graphic screen with the layer setting. Here, too, I reduce the texture for my graphic.
Next I take a picture and duplicate it once. The two pictures get a 1px border in the color #096c69. I place the pictures at the bottom of my graphic.
Now I create my text.
The last person follows
Then I put the coloring on my graphic.
Since that is still too soft for me and I like to have trendy colors, I put 3 Vibrance levels (level -> new Adjustment level -> Vibrance) on the graphic.
All three levels have the setting
and with that it is already done.