View Full Version : QUESTION: How do you make a lightsaber? LOL... sounds silly, I know, READ ON !

05-26-2002, 12:17 AM
Lets say I have a picture... I simply want to know how to make a decent looking lightsaber. I have photoshop but I don't know the first place to start. Anyone done this before, or think they could experiment? Msg me on AIM if you have it, my screen name is KBLegolas.. or if not, just reply here :) THANKS GUYS!

05-26-2002, 12:34 AM
Yes I can be done with various programs. I've seen a tutorial on the net which teaches you how to make a lightsaber with Adobe Premier. Basically, you record yourself holing a stick. Then re-edit it in Premier and it looks like the real thing. I've got a link here but it doesn't work for me anymore... maybe it works for you (haven't quite checked it out for a long time)

Lightsaber Effect Rotoscoping In A Premiere Filmstrip (http://freeweb.pdq.net/smokin/rotoscope/)

I'm not sure how it can be done with Photoshop... I'm guessing you can. That program does everything..

Let me know if the link works for you.

05-26-2002, 03:31 AM
Thread swamped

JAtM Trev
05-26-2002, 04:51 AM
I took a crack it, and here's what I came up with:

Mine's the one on the right.


If you like it, let me know and I'll explain what I did.