Introduction: Photoshop Lightsaber

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This is how to draw a lightsaber in photoshop!

Step 1: Open Background or Create New Picture.

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You can either open a picture or create a new picture, whichever you do, make sure that where you're drawing the blade is not too bright!(If it is the blade won't show up! My example has a background color "400000".)

Step 2: Draw Blade

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This is when you draw the blade. If you have to draw the handle, make it about 2px bigger than the blade.
1) Start from the close end of the handle going as long as you want the blade.
2) Rounde the end of the blade by going to the paintbrush tool and make it as wide as the blade. Put it at the far end of the blade.

Step 3: Color the Blade

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Color the blade by:
1) Going to Layer/Layer Style/Outer Glow
2) the settings are


3) Choose your color!
4) Click OK!

Step 4: Done!

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This is what it should look like when your done if you did it right!


malk078 (author)2016-02-24

it is good

Galgarith (author)2009-07-04

Help! I'm stuck on step 3. I have Photoshop 4.0, and it won't let me choose Outer Glow in the Layers menu. No matter what I try, I can't manually set outer glow around the white line. What do I do? Is 4.0 too old for this tutorial?

wizerd 745 (author)Galgarith2009-07-24

have you rasteriezed the line?

Aar000n3y (author)2008-04-16

This has already been done here.

I like the glow of this one better than the other one :-P

your pick, lol "is it a spider?"

ItsTheHobbs (author)Aar000n3y2008-04-16

no, it hasn't, that one is for editing a picture or movie, while this is for a nice, simple animation trick.

Aar000n3y (author)ItsTheHobbs2008-04-16

But it's the same process

wizerd 745 (author)Aar000n3y2008-05-01

when i did this I didn't know it had already been done before

DSAdzionator (author)wizerd 7452009-02-27

You're supposed to consider that before you write an instructable.

wizerd 745 (author)DSAdzionator2009-04-01

OK! I posted this a year ago as my first instructable, I get the point.

Why comment on a year old subject? (rhetorical question)

ItsTheHobbs (author)ItsTheHobbs2008-04-16

btw, really nice 'ible.

GorillazMiko (author)Aar000n3y2008-04-16

Copy my about-to-post-comment.


ItsTheHobbs (author)2008-04-16

GGGRRRRRRRRRR doesn't work on mac.

Ward_Nox (author)ItsTheHobbs2008-04-16

the blade has to be on its own layer

ItsTheHobbs (author)Ward_Nox2008-04-19

Ok, that'll probably help

Ward_Nox (author)2008-04-16

If you use it on text u get a neon tube sort of look this is my logo using this trick

Ward_Nox (author)2008-04-16

damn it i can't resist BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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