Almost done with testing!
I played around with the color balance, and decided to go with one made from effects only. Neither are that great, but between them i'd have to say I like v2 better. Also:
I'm not sure what I did with this one. I like how it turned out, but I cant remember what I did to make it look like this. I really like this one though, the text needs work. I'll experiment with Text next time, text and blending seem to be my main problems. Happy New Year!