Follow this tutorial could be useful as it teaches you about a preset and also how to use the curves in aftereffects to alter the light in footage. This will be useful when adding special effects such as the fire and smoke.
Changing colour of specific bits in the footage with the rotobrush tool
Matrix Style colour grading – learning tinting
Film look tutorial
Colour Grading with Photoshop / footage breakdown
The techniques I have used to composite the space ship into the were colour match,sponge tool to take away some of the colour from the spaceship, burn to get rid of some of the brightness from the spaceship and lighting effects to give a simple illustration of where the light was coming from. I also used desaturate to darken the image and blend the tone of colour into one.