Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect {formerly What’s Your Problem?} is a Paint Shop Pro signature tag tutorial using third-party filters and various resources from your own collection.

Time to Reflect

Special thanks to Fi for her hard work in getting Time to Reflect {formerly What’s Your Problem?} back online and Amy Brown for her incredible artwork, which you can buy from CDO.

You will need:-
Corel Paint Shop Pro X (PC)
Craquelure 3D
Filters Unlimited 2
Tube & Font of your choice.

Open up your tube in PSP and press Shift D to duplicate it.
Remove any excess canvas.
Resize tube if needed.

Layers > Duplicate.
X-Out and call TUBE.

Re-activate the original layer.

Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Hue/Saturation/Lightness > Settings:-
Hue: 0
Saturation: -100
Lightness: -37
Click OK.

Effects > Plugins > Redfield > Craquelure 3D > Settings:-
Fissures default.

Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Colorize > Settings:-
Hue: 139
Saturation: 106
Click OK.

Image > Canvas Size > Settings:-
Width: 500
Height: 500
Placement: Center
Click OK.

Grab your mover tool and move slightly over to the left.

Layers > Duplicate
Image > Mirror
Layers > Merge Visible.
Layers > Duplicate.

Now working on the duplicate layer you just made.

Adjust > Blur > Motion Blur > Settings:-
Direction: 135
Strength: 100
Click OK

Adjust > Blur > Motion Blur > Settings:-
Direction: 325
Strength: 50
Click OK.

Move the glowing effect up and to the left a bit.

Layers > Add new raster layer.
Floodfill with #FFFFFF.
Change blend mode from normal to overlay.

Layers > Add new raster layer.
Floodfill with #000000.

Effects > Plugins > ICNET Software > Filters Unlimited > Edges, Square:-
Square edge 13
Click Apply.

Using your magic wand click in the empty canvas outside of the square edge effect.
Go to Selections > Modify > Expand by 9.

Click on both tube layers that you applied effects to and press delete once.
Selections > None.

Activate the square edge layer.
Layers > Arrange > Send to bottom.

Activate TUBE layer.
Adjust > Brightness & Contrast > Clarify > Settings:-
Strength: 5.00
Click OK.

Adjust > Hue & Saturation > Hue/Saturation/Lightness > Settings:-
Hue: 0
Saturation: 34
Lightness: -9
Click OK

Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow > Settings:-
Vertical: 10
Horizontal: -10
Opacity: 50
Blur: 5.00
Color: #001B38
Click OK.

Add your text and save as JPG!