For more accuracy, it is advised to zoom at the level of 25% or higher if you wish to.

step4L_warp_process

step4m_result

Now when you’re done with liquefying, just press OK.

Next, let’s edit the light on the grass, we’ll darken and brighten the necessary areas.

Activate the Burn tool (O) and input the following settings:

  • Brush size: 300 px
  • Range: Midtones
  • Exposure: 25%

Then apply the Burn tool (O) on the area shown on the image below:

step4n_burn_this_area

The result should be similar to this:

step4o_result

Activate the Burn tool (O) once again and use it on the region shown on the image below:

step4p_burn_this_area_2

step4q_result


Step 5 – Add the dirt road on the grass

What we are going to do here is that we would be adding a small road on the grassy field on the book’s open page. To start, let’s open Long Road and then activate the Polygonal Lasso tool (L) to select the road on this image.

step5a_plt

After you’ve created the selection area, use the Move tool (V) again to transfer it to our canvas. Once in the canvas, rename the layer to road. Next, we will be transforming the road to blend in with the grass. Click on the road layer and then activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T). Right click on the image to bring up the contextual menu, and then when the menu opens, click on Warp. Now warping is quite similar to the Liquify tool but it differs because it isn’t as free as the Liquify tool, you can only warp a few select areas designated by the points and lines on the warp grid. Now for the Warp process, just follow the instructions seen on the following images:

step5b_warp_1

step5c_warp_2

The result should be similar to this:

step5d_result