Burying The Land Between

I've had a couple of people ask how I was able to make this type look buried in the dirt. After looking over my Photoshop file again, I think I just got lucky.

It's only simple masking using Bittbox Splatter Brushes. I used several of them to achieve this mask.

And that's it. If it helps, I wasn't happy with this look until I stopped looking at it for a few hours. When I came back with fresh eyes, it finally looked ok.

The rest was adding some flava to the dirt.