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Create a lightsaber

In this tutorial, we'll go through some simple ways to create a lightsaber, i'll walk you through creating a basic one, and its up to you to add more shapes/effects for your end product..

Create a lightsaber

Description: In this tutorial, we'll go through some simple ways to create a lightsaber, i'll walk you through creating a basic one, and its up to you to add more shapes/effects for your end product.

Start a new document about 600x200.

- Create a new layer

- Use the rectangular marquee tool to make a rectangle selection, size 455px wide and 90 px high. and fill it with black (on the new layer)

- Press CTRL+D to deselect.

- Now apply gradient layer style(Layer » Layer Style » Gradient Overlay) to this layer, using this setting

-Create a new layer

- Make a selection similar to the one shown below.

- Then fill it with black, then CTRL+D to deselect

Now CTRL+Click on "Layer 1" (the first layer), while have the "Layer 2" selected as the working layer, go to SELECT » INVERSE , then hit delete, this will load the original size, and delete the black around it.

Now use the polygonal selection tool and make a similar selection on the black.

Then hit DELETE, to delete the black selected area.

Now use the rectangular marquee tool and make a rectangular select at the left similar to the image below, then fill it with black. We are making the GRIP for the lightsaber

Thats your basic shape for the lightsaber. now use the selection tool and select the following and hit DELETE on "Layer 1" and 2 to delete the black and bottom layer.

Now, you may want to play around, adding a few more bumps and grooves onto the handle, i'll leave that up to your creativity, we'll jump to create the blade now.

Create a new layer at the bottom of "Layer 1" (just above the background layer).

create a rectangular marquee selection, like below and fill it in with a color. You will need to resize your document to wider if you want to see the WHOLE blade.


Now apply the following layer style to the new layer. (Layer » Layer Style » ...)

Gradient Overlay.

Drop Shadow

Now, fill the background layer with a dark color, and your lightsaber will look better.

The following image, I added a few more patterns and shapes onto the handle. If you want to know what i've done, DOWNLOAD THE PSD FILE

Be creative.

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User Comments

Kyle Paulberson Dec/03/2013 07:09Sometime all I really want to do is...... HIT A BITCH WITH A HAMMER
mitchelle Dec/04/2012 20:01I found this another similar easy to follow Photoshop tutorials and I learn a lot too!
bob saget Apr/08/2011 02:49i love big black cock
Your Mother Apr/06/2011 02:29This is my dildo, howd you find it?!!!
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DICK May/20/2010 22:43FUCK YOU
Dragonborn Apr/14/2010 20:49wow. not only does this not look like a lightsaber.. but it also looks like you barely put any effort into the making of it and used Flash or something other than Photoshop. maybe you should re-think how you do things so it doesnt look like an icepop in a metallic handle.
8iiii Apr/13/2010 02:36boooooo you whore
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tknameless Jan/09/2010 05:12check out this tutorial, it shows the simplest way to create the light saber blade :)
lolz Nov/14/08 08:04liek i reely liek tis but hao u maek red lait sazor? liek i dun liek bloo bekuz bloo iznt gud enuf fohr me sp plees maek red lait sazor PPLEES
mouedy Sep/30/08 11:03in fink is good
nice Jun/23/08 11:451. amazing! looks simple and fun 2. new document is ctrl+n...or file every other program ever made for windows...
Learning the hardway May/15/08 17:03Awesome tutorial dude, don't listen to the trustfund babies.
lolz Apr/12/08 02:49soi soi soi soi, hey guyz. dis is da bezt litesazor i has ever seenz in5 minutes. quick question, how i change blade colr? i wun it be red.
bllaaa Feb/17/08 03:02you never said how to make a new doucument so i have no qlue how to do it!!
salavadhi pradeepkumar Feb/2/08 22:57good
laura Jan/25/08 14:14I love this website! So helpful in my job as Graphic Designer. Thank you so muchhh!
MD Dec/21/07 22:43Best One
black man Dec/21/07 01:39im so black im gana come over the and so u black!!!!!!!
Nala Dec/11/07 05:00I think this tutorial is good for beginners! Although it could have been done better, but overall good job! Ignore the other comments, someobody out there will be grateful and find this tutorial useful =)
TS Nov/27/07 02:44Now do Yoda.
AWESOME Nov/9/07 18:51Dont listen to them id like to see them try make it but its awesome. keep up the good work = ) And whats wrong with black? jeez
blastoffer Nov/1/07 06:27get a life, all of you. and an education. Move out of your parents basement and start a life with a girl, a real girl, and your sister and pet cat do not count. As for the tutorial: this is basic stuff for any pro. Its time to move on.
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