Lightsaber Effect in Photoshop Tutorial

by | Feb 23, 2020 | 0 comments

Lightsaber Effect in Photoshop Tutorial

by | Feb 23, 2020 | Adobe Photoshop Tutorials | 0 comments

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In celebration of Star Wars Day, here is a short tutorial on how to create a lightsaber effect in Photoshop. This is actually one of the first tricks I was taught in Photoshop and despite a whole lot of new features and upgrades in Photoshop over the last 15 years, this is still my preferred method for creating a lightsaber!

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