May the 4th be with you

… et cum spiritu tuo.

Ah, May 4th. Star Wars day. This morning, I used Facebook’s memories feature to look up a few things I’d posted in years past. One post was simply the previous heading that translates to “… and with your spirit.” That’s the Latin form of the automatic Catholic response to “May the Lord be with you.”

My first post showing I knew date’s significance was from 5/4/2012:

May the 4th be with you!

The next year (2013), it was simply the cryptic:

Lots of kids were curious as to why I had these today.

Bringing those light sabers to the soccer game did let me take some fun pictures.

… an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
You’re not playing fair!
Ahh, lightsabers. They kind of get you right … there.

There are hundreds of how-tos on adding the lightsaber effect in Photoshop. Here’s one. I like this style with the colored outside glow on the white beam made from multiple, slightly separated line segments, forming a point.

In 2014, we’d been to the Austin Mini Maker Faire on the day before, so:

May the 4th be with you!

And today’s post (2019, at the top) starts with a mod from my 2016 post:

May the 4th be with you!

The halftone and edge enhancement from the top image was probably done in the ToonPAINT app I have on my iPod.

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