Create a lightsaber in GIMP


First get an image you can get one here: http://www.baudalign.com/lee/pics/quigon.jpg Its Qui-Gon without out a lightsaber effect.

Ok first create a new black layer. Then in the mode section put it in screen.

After that get your beizer tool and create a selection of the lightsaber.

Then click on Create Selection From path.

Next fill in the selection with white and then go to Select>None.

After that duplicate that layer twice.

Click on the first black layer and go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur

Put them both on 5.0

Go to the second black layer and apply a Gaussian blur of 20.0

Go to the last black layer and apply a Gaussian blur of 40.0

Now click on the top layer and put merge down. Then put the mode on screen again.

Now click on the top layer again and merge it down and then put it on screen.

Here’s the fun part. Go to Layer>Colors>Color Balance

Move the slides to get the color you want. There is a button that says PRESERVE LUMINOSTY it’s your choice to select it or deselect it. I usually deselect it but it’s your choice.

Here’s how mine turned out.

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