Now we will make a shadow for the leaves.
Create a new layer below Leaves Layer. Name it LEAF SHADOW. Then set it to Multiply blending mode.
Choose Brush tool, set opacity to 11%, use black color.
Use your imagination here to draw shadow for the leaves. We pretend that light source come from above, so the shadow will cast below.
Just like this. It will need some drawing skills here.
After adding shadow, your graphic will looks like this.
I hide the leaves layers for you to see the shadow layer clearly. It will looks like this.
Now time for some brushes.
Open grass6_alegion-stock.png file. Name its layer GRASS.
Right click on GRASS, if your layer is in smart object mode, you will see Rasterize Layer, click it. If you don’t see, Its ok , your layer is already in Rasterize mode.
I will explain about Smart Object and Rasterize a little. Smart Object is just like a vector, you can scale it in and out without losing any detail, but you can’t do anything to Smart Object but transform them.
Otherwise, Rasterize is a normal layer that we usually meet in Photoshop. When you scale it into smaller size then scale it again to bigger size, it will lose some detail.
Now with rasterize Grass layer, press CTRL + L ( Levels ) and setting like this.
Now right click again in Grass layer then Convert to Smart Object. You don’t need to adjust this layer anymore, just transform it.
Drag your Grass layer below of PROTECT layer, then transform it ( CTRL + T ) like this.
Duplicate your Grass layer ( CTRL + J ) to make some other brushes, I put them in like this. I also hide PROTECT layer for you to see them clearly.
If you did it right, we will have this.
Now time for some nice splashes.
Open Splash_I_by_BestStock.jpg in new window. CTRL+A > CTRL+ X > CTRL + V. And you will have this.
Time for a little magic! Pick Magic Eraser Tool and delete all the back ground, we just need a splash.
Use Eraser tool to make it clean and nice. Don’t worry about how it looks like, we will only need a splash.
Open Splash_V_by_BestStock.jpg file and do the same thing.
Now paste this two images to our file. Name it SPLASH1 and SPLASH2.
Pick Splash2 layer, press CTRL + U ( Hue/Saturation ) and setting like this.
Next, press Ctrl + L ( Levels ) with this setting.
Pick SPLASH1 layer and CTRL+L for Levels adjustment
Still SPLASH 1, now for Hue/Saturation Adjustment ( CTRL + U )
Okay. Now just like step 40, just like what we did with the leaves, now we did with the splashes!
Make lots of back ups for Splash1 and Splash2 , then one by one transform them to their position.
You can see that water come from above, so the splash could be anywhere especially at the bottom of the texts.