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Lightsaber Effect [PSP or Photoshop required]
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Durrandi
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Joined: 24 May 2005
Location: Memphis, Tennesee; USA

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject:  Lightsaber Effect [PSP or Photoshop required] Reply with quote

I don't have Photoshop  but it shoulf be really similar.

This tutorial shows how to make the glowing lightsaber effect you see in the movies.



1. First just get an imgage of somebody or something, best if they are holding like a stick, or a sword, or just some random oblong object (i.e. tv remote)

2. Then Create a new raster. Call it something like Lightsaber beam. You don't have to but it is easier if you are doing mulitple ones in a pic

3. Select paintbrush and choose the circle type so that it looks rounded at the ends.  it should be just big enough to cover the stick, saber, nothing at all, whatever.  
Try to make it an extremely light color of the saber you want. Almost white but just tinted.

4.  Then create a new raster (for glow effect) and set the blend to screen.  Double the width of your paint brush and pick a rich shade of the color you want.  then just draw over the blade again.

5. If you want it to make more of a glow effect, go to blur and gaussian blur.

there , you are done


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step 1, adding the beam
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Nuclear General
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tutorial you got there. Very Happy
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Durrandi
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why thank you, credits to my kid brother for stumbling across this on the internet
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Crimsonum
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Joined: 14 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice tut, but those pics are from 3rd-1st, shouldn't they be 1st-3rd? Confused
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Durrandi
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah they should, but I uploaded them from first to last and it posts them form last to first so I forgot about that
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Vincent93
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Joined: 07 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the bump just found this now.


Here is a lightsaber i just did


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Durrandi
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh, it appears you forgot to put in the white line for the beam.  So no offence But it looks like a cherry popsicle.  Very Happy
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Vincent93
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Durrandi wrote:
uh, it appears you forgot to put in the white line for the beam.  So no offence But it looks like a cherry popsicle.  Very Happy


Oh no i did it, but it looked like crap
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Tyler Adams
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Joined: 08 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Durrandi wrote:
uh, it appears you forgot to put in the white line for the beam.  So no offence But it looks like a cherry popsicle.  Very Happy


Mmm... Cherry lightsaber..

Yum..
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Red Dragon
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Joined: 23 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tut. I'll show my result a.s.a.p.
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Blade
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its more fun doing it using aftereffects on moving footage... as long as you don't mind doing hours of work on it for about 1/2 a minute of footage.

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