EDIT June 2012: WOW. I'm amazed at how helpful people have found this...
EDIT April 13 2013: Aaaah thank you so much for the DD, i am in shock ;A; Many thanks to *spring-sky
for suggesting and ^Elandria
for featuring and to everyone else for supporting me!
EDIT April 14 2013: Changed the font and font colour to make it easier to read! I've been meaning to do that for a while xD
Plus you must press quite hard when doing the grass if you're using a graphics tablet or ensure that the smudge tool strength is around 90-100%. (thanks to ~TornIntegral for the second note)
I hope that it makes sense! None of it is scientifically accurate or anything, it's just my observations and thoughts
Use these tutorials as a way of helping you to develop your own techniques. Try out slightly different methods to see which works best for you.
Enjoy! Feel free to ask questions.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could credit me under your pictures if you've heavily referenced from these tutorials but no worries if you haven't. And i'd love it if you could post links here so i can se what you've done I'd like to say a thank you to ~MissNysha and this tutorial [link] where i was originally inspired into this grass technique c:
Done in Photoshop CS4.