In case you're wondering who mo is, he's one of my best friends over at the PixarPlanet forums. He's such a great kid, and he deserved a special picture for his birthday (which was way back in June.... ).
This is my interpretation of EVE and M-O from WALLE as humans, and they also play a very important role in a WALLE fanfiction I'm writing; in which they consider each other brother and sister. I treat mo like a brother over at the forums, so I thought this would be appropriate. 8DD
Only a week with Photoshop, and I'm starting to feel it like the back of my hand. This didn't turn out bad for my second time doing a finished picture in Photoshop, huh?
8DD Why thank you! I still can't believe I did this in one afternoon.... e_e
Anyhow, what I did for the reflection was first I made a soft gradient on the bottom (background layer) to give the effect of a shiny floor. Before I flattened the image, I made a selection around the line art, color, and shading layers and copied it (so they will all stay together and not have any white outlines). Then I pasted it, flipped the copy horizontally, and rotated it 180 degrees. I squashed the rotated image a bit, lined up the feet with each other, then turned the master opacity on the copied, rotated image down so it blended with the gradient floor.
I hope that was a clear explanation.... I'm not the best at explaining things, so if you need more insight just lemme know... 8'DDD Thanks for the comment, glad you like it and I hope I was of service!
Nice job. This is going to sound like a random comment, but I just love the 3D style of the text in this picture. It looks so cool. The characters are also awesome. I expected nothing less. It seems that you've certainly gotten to like PS! Keep it up!
Thank you! Yeah, I was playing around with layers one day, and I found out that you can actually change the look of the layer itself using the blending options, which I always use for text. I tried it with my handwriting, and I loved the way it looks!!!!
Oh my gosh, I LOVE PS. I can't believe I lived without it all this time! It's almost like I have a feel for what's better quality without realizing it, and as soon as I started using PS I knew it was better.