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  • I just had to do it.

    With the new Star wars movie being out I had to do this.
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  • #2
    That's great Steve,

    Now tell us how you did it!!! I love it.

    Lisa

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    • #3
      I'm probably one of the few people who isn't a Star Wars fan. But the IMAGE is great. Love it.

      Ed
      Last edited by Ed_L; 06-06-2002, 03:33 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by OhThatGirl2001

        Now tell us how you did it!!! I love it.

        Lisa
        Thanks....Well first of all I wasn't holding anything in the picture at all. I looked on the net and found the picture below, removed it from the background, removed the beam and scaled it down to size on its own layer.

        Once I had the handle moved into position, I reduced the opacity of the handle layer and began erasing parts of the handle where my hand needed to be. Once staisfied I returned that layer back to 100% opacity.

        Now for the beam, on another layer I used the line tool with the foreground color set to the lightest possible shade of red I could get (almost white). Rasterized that layer and moved the beam into place. On the beam layer I went into the blending options and set the inner glow and outer glow for these I used more of a deeper red color and played around with the choke and spread settings unti I got what I wanted.
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        Last edited by Steve Taylor; 06-08-2002, 01:08 AM.

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        • #5
          Oh yeah one more thing, a small lens flare at the base of the beam.

          Steve

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          • #6
            Now every Star Wars episode I've ever seen, it's the bad guy that weilds the red light sabre. Are you trying to tell us something Steve??? That and sporting a Harley biker shirt. Hmmmm. Looks like we got one tough hombre among us.

            All humor aside, excellent neon light effect and you're right, the glow at the base adds a cool realism to it.
            DJ

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            • #7
              Very cool, Steve!

              I remember the first Star Wars episode in 1977. I stood in line for 3 hours, on a first date with a boy that I had a serious crush on.

              (In case CJ is around here, it was at the Cine Capri in Phoenix - what a great theater that was!)

              I still love Star Wars stuff.

              Oh, and I like Harley's too - I used to ride a bike... My heart just stops every time I hear one of those puppies...

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              • #8
                LOL! The Harley Jedi! ...great image

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jakaleena
                  Oh, and I like Harley's too - I used to ride a bike... My heart just stops every time I hear one of those puppies...
                  I had one. I got rid of it back in October. I liked it and all, but found I was having a better time just being a Dad. I seldom ever rode it once my daughterwas born in August of 2000

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                  • #10
                    I just had to do it too

                    First off, cool image. I really enjoy seeing people work out these kinds of things. Honest. Good job.
                    Now, here's the funny thing - I dl'd the image and ran it thru a series of distortion filters and after a couple series here's what popped up Strangest thing...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mig
                      [B]here's what popped up Strangest thing...

                      I'd never leave the house....enough said.

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                      • #12
                        Steve,

                        What a great photo! You did an outstanding job adding the light sabre. I would have least thought you just added the glow to an existing sabre, but was impressed to learn that you added the entire sabre. Way Cool!

                        -T

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by T Paul
                          Steve,

                          What a great photo! You did an outstanding job adding the light sabre. I would have least thought you just added the glow to an existing sabre, but was impressed to learn that you added the entire sabre. Way Cool!

                          -T
                          Thanks,

                          The fact that this photo was taken with the end reasult in mind made it much easier. Look at the original and you will see.

                          Steve
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Steve Taylor


                            Thanks,

                            end reasult
                            I really do now how to spell guys.

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                            • #15
                              I do that at times. Other times it's the real thing.

                              Ed

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