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    Hi all,

    I noticed how much advice you were able to give the other guy. SO I was wandering, I found the Photoshop 5.0 LE disc in a old scanner box. Lucky thing as I wanted to create the Lightsaber effect. However all the tutorials are for different versions of Photoshop. SO If anyone has a link that they would like to give me with A Lightsaber tutorial for people with Photoshop 5.0 LE. Or if anyone knows how to do this and would like to share then please do!!

    All reply's would be helpful.
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    I have attached the file of how my lightsaber looks as you can see it lacks a glow.
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    I don't know how well it would work, but I would try a solid color thick line down the center. Next, copy that layer. Finally, do a gaussian blur on the copied layer. Change the opacity a bit too so it's more transparent.

    [edit] Actually, you would have to make the layer that you do the gaussian blur on a bit thicker than the original. Maybe twice as thick. Is this sort of what you want? (Attached)
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    Yeah thanks thats the kind of effect I am looking for.

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    Or, how about this? Lol, basically the same as the other one, but just adds a bit more variety. Feel free to use it for whatever you need!
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    That's actually a really bad light sabre example. You need to draw the line out first, then add glow effects and play with the settings, probably add some blur in as well on a duplicated layer.
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    Which one is bad? I see three of them...

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    The beam on the attached image below was essentially created with the basic technique(s) mentioned earlier. The basic shape was done with the marquee; the selection was then made into a white on black channel and duplicated a few times. The first copy was gaussian blurred by 3 pixels (or so), the second by 9, 18 etc. The channel with the smallest blur is what creates the inner tube.

    This created the soft feathered glow; the new selections were used to build up layers of colour. Above layers then had their blend mode changed to pin-light (you can experiment with the others too.) I've never used PS 5.0 LE, but if pin-light isn't available you might be able to get away with 'overlay'.

    I can't give you permission to use this example though, as I wasn't responsible for making the grip. It should make a useful reference though.
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    Wow thanks a lot, I will now try and practice them

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    Just create a shape, gauss blur it 1.0px, add a bluish/white outer glow with size=50, spread=10%, opacity=60% draw a handle and voila!

    (I made the PSD smaller so it was legal file size)
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    Looking closely at screen grab of Star Wars, the actual cutting bit thingy is a gradient (the 'tube' thingy in PS) and the glow is a gaussian blurred version of the same shape but larger.


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