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Lightsaber tutorial by nico89-fx Lightsaber tutorial by nico89-fx
A simple lightsaber tutorial, showing the way i do lightsaber effects in Photoshop. It shows only the movie's colors, but you can tweak 'em to achieve other effects.

EDIT : More than ten thousand views! Thank you all for your comments, faves and views. Thanks, really.
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Hawkfan2323 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
What Photoshop version do you use?

I use CS4 Extended.
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nico89-fx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still use CS6, but it doesn't matter, as this uses just gaussian blur and a color correction tool. Could've been done with any version of PS, I think I used CS1 for this back then (or maybe even 6.0), but I wouldn't know.
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kuzco890 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May The Force be with you... CURSE YOU! 
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Shingo-Kanji Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Wow!!!! I like it~Love 
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AjDrawer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
About the fade thing, i reached to9 the third step, then when i try to fade, the system won't let me. The fade option was grayed out. Help? And does it really necessary?
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nico89-fx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, if you create a layer for each blur instance, you don't. That kind of helps you manage less layers before you end up flattening. Since that's always near the end, you may do as you see fit. I encourage you to try, and try and then try some till you get the look YOU want. That's the key to all this.
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GhostDragonSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can you tell me what "anchor points" mean with the line tool?  Because I'm a bit confused, the line tool doesn't have anchor points and no matter what i do, i can't get it to look like a pointed and rounded blade.  Any help on that?  (I use photoshop cs6 if you're wondering)
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SagittariusRose Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome and easy tut!
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MasNielk Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
didnt work
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nico89-fx Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
which part? I assume the coloring process, on which most people miss the part where they have to flatten the blurred layers with the black background for color balance/curves/levels/hue saturation to work properly. If you don't, every pixel is white with a different level of opacity, if you do, they become shades of grey, and you can color correct those.
Hope that helps.
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