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Star Wars Blaster Bolts
You know, I absolutely love the visual effects from Star Wars and the storylines of Episodes I-VI, but while I could easily slap on a white solid in Photoshop or After Effects, add a glow, color it and call it a lightsaber, I’ve yet to see any good blaster textures that resemble the ones best from the prequels. Despite people creating the white cores of the lasers, in actuality, the cores are often a paler shade than the glow. Also, if you look at the Original Trilogy, some of the laser blasts of Imperial and Rebel craft have a gold or yellow core within them.

To that end, I’ve decided to create some custom textures for anybody looking to recreate those effects for their indy games. I’ve made the blasts especially long to give it the “laser” feel of the shots. Usually, when I add these shots to any photo, I try to rotate and resize them to make it fit, but often after I change the blending mode to “Add” or “Screen.” I hope these will be helpful for you too.

EDIT: Created new versions of the lasers with an Original Trilogy version of the blaster bolt, as well as a phased plasma bolt from “The Terminator” series too.

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.psd   Red Blaster Bolt.psd (Size: 55.75 KB / Downloads: 79)
.psd   Blue Blaster Bolt.psd (Size: 69.13 KB / Downloads: 45)
.psd   Green Blaster Bolt.psd (Size: 55.3 KB / Downloads: 42)
.psd   Uncolored Blaster Bolt.psd (Size: 83.92 KB / Downloads: 42)
.psd   Laser_Bolt_v2.psd (Size: 345.05 KB / Downloads: 4)
.psd   Red_Laser_Bolt.psd (Size: 66.86 KB / Downloads: 4)
.psd   Green_Laser_Bolt.psd (Size: 68.21 KB / Downloads: 2)
.psd   Blue_Laser_Bolt.psd (Size: 101.29 KB / Downloads: 1)
.psd   Orange_Laser_Bolt.psd (Size: 86 KB / Downloads: 2)
.psd   Yellow_Laser_Bolt.psd (Size: 93.92 KB / Downloads: 1)
.psd   Purple_Laser_Bolt.psd (Size: 101.19 KB / Downloads: 1)
.psd   Red_Laser_Bolt_OT.psd (Size: 90.6 KB / Downloads: 2)
.psd   Phased_Plasma_Bolt.psd (Size: 95.4 KB / Downloads: 5)
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