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Of course like any other lightsword you're going to open up a 'Neon Light' onto the canvas/timeline. I am using a 4-Point Lightsword. Now I am making a close up of my shape:
Now you can set the tip and hilt curves to however you want! I also always add a feather to my 4-point shape.
Now I am going to want to go to ‘Neon Glow’ and Then your going to want to change the color attributes. So, now after that your going to want to bring up the color wheel. We’re going to make a blue lightsaber so change the color to turquoise. Now click ‘OK’ Then go a a few spaces to the right and click to add a gradient and then change that color to regular blue.
Then click okay to go back to the canvas area.
Okay, now once you have that I use the spread. I make it as wide as you want your glow to be (don’t jump ahead and start doing size). You should have something that looks like this:
Now you can adjust the size to how you want. You know…What looks best! Remember you don’t want the inner portion of the glow (light blue) to be too thick! You want it to blend with the outer portion of the glow (the darker blue)! Or it’ll look a little rough like this!
You should now have something that looks like:
You can add anything else you'd like...including Size and Spread Randomizers!
Now I wanted to put something together just for fun to perhaps give you guys some ideas! Here are the 2 colors you need to make swords that look similar to these characters (sorry no Luke Skywalker’s, blue or green, but if you want make sure the 1st color is yellow and the second is green….Oh! And for his blue you can use the light blue one labeled ‘Misc.’) :
Note: The last colors will turn out silver if you do it right! Instead of having one color and going over to the right a little and adding another you want the second color gradient marker to go all the way to the end of the gradient line thing!