For the cascade of orange juice I started by painting out the stream in a solid orange color and I then proceeded to add the highlights on the gush of juice by hand but they weren't giving me the results I wanted so I tried a quick shortcut. I opened layer styles for the OJ layer and I applied a bevel and emboss effect with the texture option box ticked. I liked the look so I kept it to develop further.
I separated the bevel and emboss highlights in to a layer and offset the layer upwards so it would more accurately depict where the light was coming from. I also softened the highlights a little and adjusted the color and size of the stream.
As I am almost finished with the illustration it is time to incorporate a background. I decide that I would use a real photo of a kitchen to serve as a backdrop for the warring bots as that would add to the realism of the bots themselves. I immediately see that it won’t work as the photo is to overpowering in its details.
I try a heavy lens blur on the image and it looked good so I add a marble texture to the lower part of the picture and blur its edge. Now I have a nice counter-top. To further integrate the counter-top into the image I brush some white streaks on a layer over the marble texture and run a small hard edge eraser through it. I add dark scratches to the war-torn counter to add to the feel.
I add the final touches like their cast shadows and a slight reflection. I moved the toaster's shadow lower on its right side to give the illusion that his right feet are off the ground and he is about to do a dodge move. I put in some minor details such as the markings on the side of the toaster and I finish off the image by adding a 'levels' adjustment layer to enhance the contrast and I'm done.