After Effects & Photoshop tutorial: Create cosmic glows and lighting effects with particles Learn how to produce a stunning particle animation without having to render it in 3D, then discover how to make a striking hi-res graphic from it to flesh out a branding campaign By Buwaneka Saranga | on October 03, 2012 Share Share Promotion Discover incredible stock media at a very low cost from Storyblocks Loops High-quality music loops that are great for videos! View Music Add some music to your videos that won't be flagged. View Sound Effects Boom! Beep. Ping. Whoosh. Clink! Buzz. View Icons Add them to your website or brand your business. View Video Stock video clips for any project! View Photos Find the perfect stock photo for your project! View Vectors Tons of high-quality vectors for you to use. View 4K Thousands of high-quality 4K video clips. View After Effects Logo reveals, slideshows, effects, and more. View Motion Backgrounds Make your website pop with a video background. View < > Read next Photoshop tutorial: Create cosmic art 86 Best Photoshop tutorials Siggraph 2017's best new tech: Cinema 4D R19, AMD and Nvidia graphics, Fusion 9, Trapcode 14 and new VR tools Design Trends 2018: 28 leading designers, creative directors & illustrators tell us what’s inspiring them for the year ahead Photoshop tutorial: Create artistic 3D type Visual Trends 2018: This year’s must-know colour, design, branding & photography trends Comments enamul hoq said: Its a great work..background remove sheniquishandreantendequero said: ty Fahad Ali said: bhai aap ka ai to fan ho gya by Godwese mere paas kuch or hai shayad aap kuch mazedar help dai sake PaulT. said: A*W*E*S*O*M*E*!! Shan said: Fantastic tute machan Buwaneka Saranga said: Thanks Mike :) Mike Hutchinson said: Only if you use the Newton plugin. Mike Hutchinson said: Some really great ideas, well taught and clearly explained. Buwaneka Saranga said: It's not impossible, but it'll be very very hard and time consuming. It's easier to generate this with particular rather than drawing in every line and detail. Follow the tutorial as it says, it's quite easy to pick up. Kelseafreeborn said: is it possible to make this completely on photoshop for a poster? Phil said: Thanks for the tutorial. Used it here: http://paracruix.deviantart.co... Buwaneka Saranga said: The spherical shape is given to the effect by Trapcode Particular's spherical field (physics field). There are no different shaped physics fields in particular yet (hope there will be in the future), but you can carefully mask out the effect to a desired shape. Buwaneka Saranga said: You can mask off the particle effect in shape of text, or you can render out several stills and create text in Photoshop. Buwaneka Saranga said: That looks great! Nice to see you experimenting with it. Helga Novelli said: That's cool! Thank you. I was wondering how I can wrap the particles around other shapes instead of a sphere. Cheesling said: Is it Possible to add this affect to letters or a word? moe teen said: Thank you for a great tutorial!!!! I tried to add the light effects in AFX https://vimeo.com/51300499 by duplicating the particle layer, reducing the quantity and increasing the size at the beginning. In the end I added some starglow which I don't like too much. Cheers again for the tutorial! Great work.