Lightsaber Tutorial

   First of all you have to navigate to http://masterreplicas.com and select a favorite hilt or just follow the instructions below to create just the "blade" of the saber.

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   Create a new file (Import the hilt), select the rectangular marquee tool and make a narrow, long rectangle, fill it with white and rotate it so it will fit the hilt.
   Use the eraser/pen tool to erase the section of the rectangle (future blade) that covers the hilt and then blur it's edges and dublicate it but not before making the tip rounded using the Smudge tool.
   Finally add an outer glow for both layers of the blade using the following settings:
       -Blend Mode: Screen
       -Opacity: 100%
       -Noise: 0%
       -Color: (any color you want, just make sure you select the transparent gradient)
       -Technique: Softer
       -Spread: 0%
       -Size: 30px

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