__/ [Dave Kelly] on Friday 02 September 2005 07:17 \__
> Troy Piggins wrote:
>> Just had a cool idea, and thought gimp could do it pretty easy. I went
>> to a movie theme party a while ago, and one of the guys is a Star Wars
>> nut (aren't we all?). He went dressed as a Jedi. Thought it would be
>> cool if I doctored his photo for him to add a lightsabre. How would you
>> do that in simple terms? I was thinking it would be similar to a
>> lightning effect, but straight lines. I am a noob and don't know how to
> There is a gimp plug in for just that. I have on but do not remember
> where I got it. Maybe from a message in this group.
> Do a google newsgroup search for the words: lightsabre or
> Great program..... In about 30 seconds you can make a broom handle into
> a light sabre.
Also consider many localised effects of "Lens Flare". You can find it
somewhere among the Effects menu if I recall correctly. Selecting the broom
to isolate it from the background would also make it possible to change
colour balance. This would not result in a /real/ glow, but you can make
the broom green and even very bright by enhancing its brightness.
...all just in case you cannot find or install the plug-in mentioned
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