Recently, a friend returned from Vancouver. He forwarded me a photograph of a street busker, dressed as Darth Vader, playing the fiddle. I found this both funny and in need of some Photoshop attention.
A few minutes with Google returned an official poster that I could work with, a NASA photo of a nebula, and a set of ‘Star Wars’ fonts. The poster came together fairly quickly; I had all the elements necessary, and a clear idea of what I wanted to accomplish. Another hour with Photoshop produced what was in my mind’s eye.
Creating the lightsaber effect is great fun. It’s definitely a struggle not to keep putting it into other photos!
If you’d like to geek-out, the instructions used can be found here: