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- Open a new document.
- Insert any image of a ground (stones or sand).
- Transform ground layer. I used Free Transform and Perspective transform (Edit > Free Transform and Transform > Perspective)
- Duplicate ground layer.
- Adjust colors.
- Image > Balance Color
- Click on Quick Mask, fill layer with linear black/white gradient (hold Shift)
- Click on Quick Mask again. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (13-16)