Introduction: How to Put a Lightsaber on Anything

this instructable will teach you how to put a Lightsaber onto any image, just in case you were wondering. You`ll need to download a couple of stuff, so, if you don`t want to download GO BACK Now. For the rest of you, go to the next step.

Step 1: Downloads

Here are some links for you to download. If they don`t work, please contact me. Both of these downloads are for Windows 2000 and above.
The first download you will need is a Lightsaber Making Program (LS Maker) -http://lsmaker.uw.hu/page.php?main=lsmaker.html#lsmaker - Then click where it says "here". This download will only take a few seconds.
Now, you will need to download GIMP (optional) - http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=gimp-win&filename=gimp-2.6.6-i686-setup.exe&use_mirror=softlayer
This one may take a while.Again if any of these downloads doesn`t work, contact me.

Step 2: Get a Good Image

Get a good image to put your lightsber on, and a good image of a lightsaber (or just its handle)

Step 3: If Using Gimp...

If your using GIMP, follow this procedure:
Cut out the handle of the lightsaber.
Select the part you cut out by clicking "select" then "floater". Copy that.
Now, open the image of the kangaroos (or whatever) and click paste.
Resize it using toolbox.
Flip as needed using toolbox.
Save that image (with preview)
Proceed to next step.

Step 4: LS Maker

-Continuation of "If Using GIMP..."-:
Unzip file
extract files
open LS Maker
click "File" then "New"
Select color
The same one will come up... select blade
Click "Add" and select image
Left click where you want it to begin and right click where you want it to end.
If you want two lightsabers, run through the process again,
If you skipped using GIMP...
Unzip file
extract files
open LS Maker
click "File" then "New"
Select color
The same one will come up... select blade
Click "Add" and select image
Left click where you want it to begin and right click where you want it to end.
Again, if you want two lightsabers, run through it again/
Here are the differences..

Step 5: Export

Export your image as "JPEGs" , turn cuality down to 87, add name and your done! Wow, great job! Give yourself a round of applause. Please post comments. Please tell me how to make this instructable better.

Comments

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Iii|;}) David ^-^ (author)2011-08-01

These kangaroos... Are not the droids your looking for.
Awesome instructable, I'm sure I can put it to good use =)

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hellking (author)2010-03-06

the lsmaker cannot  add the hilt?Only like this?

kk with lightsaber.lsm
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Peacedude (author)hellking2010-12-30

Oh, you need to download GIMP. its free. its awesome. its at www.gimp.org

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thing 2 (author)2009-09-28

most of my attempts fail really bad! please help!?!?!?!?!?

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Peacedude (author)thing 22010-12-30

If oyu can tell me what the problems are

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Peacedude (author)2009-09-14

Dudez, just chill out, your all right, ok?

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crampedyogapositions (author)2009-05-02

Why a lightsaber??

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Becuase... lightsabers are awesome, but it can also be anything els

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stuuf (author)2009-04-30

Why on earth does anyone recommend using the bmp format anymore? Sometimes I question why Gimp even includes an encoder for it...

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lemonie (author)stuuf2009-05-01

BMP is an uncompressed format (one reason) - which do you prefer (and why)? L

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stuuf (author)lemonie2009-05-01

Why is being uncompressed an advantage? Remember we're talking about images, not audio/video where the only efficient and widely used compression methods are lossy. PNG usually gets better compression than any other lossless format, and supports several extra features like alpha channel, comments, color profiles...