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Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (set as Clipping Mask) to desaturate the foot a little.
Make a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #d1ac92, the opacity and flow about 25-30% to paint on the white part of the foot to remove it.
Add a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the hidden side of the foot. On the layer mask, use a soft black brush to erase the lower front of the foot so it won't be brightened by this adjustment layer.
Make another Curves adjustment layer to darken the front of the foot. On the layer mask, paint on the hidden side to keep it shadow and contrast.
Hide the background and the fill layer and hit Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E to merge all the transparent layers into a new one. Move the merged model into the main document and place her on the middle of the ground. Add a mask to this layer to refine the contour of the left leg.
Create a new layer below the model one and use a soft brush with the color #0f0d0d to paint a hard shadow below the dress and feet.
Make a new layer and use the same brush but lower the opacity of the brush to 25-30% to paint a soft shadow of the model on the ground to fit the light's direction.
Create a new layer above the model one and use a soft brush with the color #dfc0a7,, the opacity about 18% to brighten the part below the cheek a bit.
Make a new layer and change the mode to Multiply 100%. Use the same brush to paint on the part below the cheek to darken it.
Add a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #d6d0cb to paint a small part below the left foot. Change this layer mode to Multiply 100%.
Select the model layer and the shadow ones as well as the ones made in the step 13 and 14 and hit Ctrl+G to make a group for them. Change the group's mode to Normal 100% and add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer within the group. Bring the Saturation values down to -24 and on this layer mask, use a soft black brush to erase the legs to keep some warm tone there.
Create a Curves adjustment layer and decrease the lightness. On this layer mask, paint on the contour of the model to reveal the light there.