In the Liquify tool, I chose Forward Warp with a large size Brush. I pulled each side of the path downaround her, being careful not to warp the flowers or her legs so that it was not obvious that any warping was being done.
After I completed my skin editing and color toning, I chose a simple grass brush. I sampled greens from the grass in the backdrop and added a few clumps and blades of grass around the edges of the path. This added the final look of realism and covered any stretching that was apparent from the Liquify tool.
Using the Clone Stamp tool, I cloned some of the grass around the bottom on the flat areas. Next I used a grass blade brush. I selected the color of the grass from the backdrop and filled in the areas. It wasn’t perfect, so I knew I would have to darken it down and add an effect. In the original “Vintage Circus” background there is a misty fog in the grass. I decided to bring that fog down into my grass and voilà, 3D grass was created!
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