View Full Version : How To Make A Texture Look Holographic

Rtas Vadum
03-15-2012, 08:53 AM
Well everyone, this is my first tutorial so bare with me :)

As the title suggests I'm going to show you how to give your textures that classic SW hologram look, nothing special but it could be useful :)

1) A texture (kinda makes sense)
2) GIMP/Photoshop (I'll be using GIMP but either should work)

OK, so the first thing you'll need to do is load up your texture. Set the color balance so your texture has the light blue SW color.

Then, you'll want to duplicate your texture twice, so you have three.

Set the transparency like so: top layer = 50%, mid layer = 60%, bottom layer = 70%


Now select the top layer and go to Filters > Distorts > Wind. Using the default settings, click OK. Repeat the process but this time, check right instead of left.


Now, select the bottom layer and go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Here you can fiddle with the values until you find something you like.


Now merge all the layers down into one, set the new layer transparency to 80%. Go to Filters > Distorts > Video, keep the default settings. Provided everything went well, you should now see something similar to a star wars hologram.


Depending on your texture, you may need to play around with a few things to get the effect you're looking for.


Thanks for reading and I hope this has been helpful :D

[Tutorial By:darth-ackbar (http://www.lucasforums.com/member.php?u=170784)
Original Thread:Click Here (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?p=2807534#post2807534)]