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Make a Curves adjustment layer to darken the mushroom. On the layer mask, paint on the top right of the mushroom to reveal some lightness there.
Add a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Burn Tool to darken some details on the top and the stem of the mushroom.
Cut out the mushroom 3 from the original background and add it to the right corner of the ground. Use a layer mask to blend the mushroom with the mossy ground.
Make shadow for this mushroom as done with the other elements.
Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to reduce the yellow cast of the gills below the cap. On the layer mask, paint on the rest of the mushroom so it won't be affected by this adjustment layer.
Make a Color Balance adjustment layer to change the color of the stem and cap a bit. The selected areas show where to paint on the layer mask.
Add a Curves adjustment layer to brighten the left of the mushroom to fit the main light source. Paint on the right to keep its lightness.
Make a new layer, change the mode to Overlay 100% and fill with 50% gray. Use the Dodge and Burn Tool to change the light and shadow of the stem.
Add the mushroom 4 to our main document after cutting it out from the original image. Duplicate this layer and arrange the mushrooms besides the big mushroom on the right and in the space between the mushrooms 1 and 2. Use a layer mask on each of these mushroom layers to blend them with the existing ground.
Create a new layer below the small mushroom on the right and make shadow for it as done with the others.
Make a group for these mushrooms layers and add a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones settings. On the layer mask, use a soft black brush with the opacity about 10-15% to reduce the effect on the stem of the mushrooms.
Add a Curves adjustment layer to darken the mushrooms. On this layer mask, use a soft black brush with the opacity about 30-40% to reduce the effect on the front of the mushroom as it's illuminated by the light.