How to make Lightsaber special effects (for free)!

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Other impressive special effects

Lightning

Lightning

Do you fingers have the power to shoot lightning? Magic wands that shoot lightning like energy? This effect will "shock" your viewers.
Muzzle Flash

Muzzle Flash

Make your gun shots look real. Simply draw on the movie and select your gun type: hand gun, shot gun, machine gun, laser gun, you name it!

Download Rebaslight v3.2.0

Download .exe

Once downloaded, double-click it. It will automatically install and launch the program. It will also create an icon in the start menu.

The first time you open a downloaded application, you'll see a warning. Agree to open the file and you won’t see the warning again.

Download then double click to mount it and drag the application icon to the /Applications folder.

Download .dmg

After the app is dragged to your Applications folder, you can run it normally - from the Finder, Launchpad, Spotlight, dock, etc.

The first time you open a downloaded application, you'll see a warning. Agree to open the file and you won’t see the warning again.

Download the right one for your system.

Download .AppImage

Download .tar.xz

Download .deb

My prefered way is .tar.xz. Simply download it, open a terminal and extract it like so:
$ tar xf rebaslight-3.x.x.tar.xz
Then cd into the directory and run it!
$ cd rebaslight-3.x.x/
$ ./rebaslight
By downloading/using Rebaslight you agree to the License.

How to add a lightsaber to your video

  1. Open the vido or picture you want to edit.
  2. From the menu select [Effects] > [Laser Glow].
  3. Click on the picture to add points. Right click (or ctrl+click) to remove them.
  4. To preview your work click the button on the far right.
  5. You can change the color or size using the controlls on the left.
  6. When you are done, select [Projects] > [Export].

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