Here is the original image
. Go to Image then click on Auto Contrast. Then click on Auto Tone and reduce the opacity some and do the same for Auto Color. Try to keep the colors cool looking. I did it myself and I got this result
I put the rest of the psd on top of this new base image to see if it would still work and it did so as long as you get it close to that, you'll be fine!
Create a Brightness/Contrast layer. Set the brightness to 10 and contrast to 23.
Create a Hue/Saturation layer. Set the saturation to +12.
Current canvas view
Create a new layer and go over the falcon with this grey #b4b4b4.
Set the layer to Overlay.
Create a new layer and go over Han's jacket with this color #304176. Set layer to Overlay at 49%.
Create a new layer and go over his hair with this color #5c4c49. Set layer to Overlay at 74%.
Create a new layer and take this color #59455e and go over the top and bottom edges with a large soft brush til you get this
Set layer to Divide at 28%.
Create a new layer and take this yellow #cec93c and paint over this area,
Set to Multiply at 60%. Then copy this layer and set to Soft Light.
Create a new layer and take this blue #3c8ece and paint over the Falcon like this,
Set to Multiply at 41%. Copy this layer and set it to Soft Light at 46%.
Create a new layer and take this color #a58d8c and go over his hands and face. Set to Soft Light.
Create a Brightness/Contrast layer. Set brightness to 26 and contrast to 16.
Create a Hue/Saturation layer and set saturation to +9.
Create a new layer and ctrl + shift + alt + e to merge the current view into one layer. Sharpen it up a bit. I use smart sharpen and my settings that I use for everything
are this, Amount: 70% Radius: 0.5px Remove: Gaussian Blur. Now when you've done that hit ok. Change the layer Opacity to 52%. I never leave my layers at full opacity. I make them pretty sharp so I can reduce it easier with the opacity level. Of course if you have a better way, do it! :DThis next section is optional, if you don't like noise in icons you can skip this part!
Create a new layer and do the same merge thing as above then go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. My settings for the noise filter are always set to this,
Change the layer opacity to 54%. Again I make it fairly noisy to easier reduce it later.
Create a new layer and take this blue #2e3962 and go over this part of the ship here
Set to Soft Light.
Create a new layer and take this blue #69b3f1 and go over the bottom edge with a large soft brush. Set layer to Hard Light at 62%.
Create a new layer and use that same blue again and paint over the left top edge with that soft brush again. Set layer to Hard Light.
Create a new layer and go over the yellow parts with a smallish soft brush with this yellow #ebeb93. Set layer to Hard Light at 55%.
Create a Levels layer and change the settings to this, 19, 1.09, 255.
Create a Vibrance layer and set vibrance to +55 and saturation to +5.
Now if you want the bright version you can stop here and slap on a black and white grungy texture and end up with something like this
Moving on to the final 5 layers!
Create a black and white Gradient Map and set the layer to color at 61%.
Create a Color Balance layer and adjust the settings like so, -29, -13, +13.
Create a Hue/Saturation layer and set the saturation to +48. Set the layer to Color at 60%.
Create a Brightness/Contrast layer and set the contrast to 18.
Now find a noisy black and white texture or this one I used (I can't remember who's it is or if I made it. oops D:),
Paste it on your icon and set the layer to Screen at 37%.
Flatten, save and you're done!