This is a tutorial on how to make a lightsaber using Sony Vegas (I will be using Sony Vegas 6.0 in this tutorial but any version should work).  Microsoft Paint will also be used to draw a white line for the saber blade base (almost any drawing/photo-editing software can be used).  Please comment, rate, and subscribe.

Step 1: Step 1 - MS Paint

First step is to open MS Paint and make the background black.  Then take the rectangle tool and make a white rectangle that is thin and long like in the picture.  Then save it.
<p>How good is Sony Vegas Pro is it better than After Effects. I am looking for a good program to use.</p>
<p>Sony Vegas Pro is very nice at video editing, and light saber making ;) , but I have never used After Effects so I cannot compare them. Thank you for commenting! :)</p>
nice, can you use this software to edit video as well? could you add lightsabers to a video of two people fencing or something similar?
Yes, this is a video editing software, it is possible to add lightsabers to a video, I have made a very short video using this process. You have to put the lightsaber on the video frame by frame, which is a very tedious process. That is how they made the lightsaber duel scenes in the Star Wars movies. If anyone wants me to make an instructable on how to add a lightsaber to a movie, please comment.

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