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41 Awesome Space and Galaxy Photoshop Resources (Brushes, Actions, Overlays, and More!)

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Bring the majesty of space into your next project, simply by using an action, brush, effect, or overlay. 

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Today we showcase 41 awesome space and galaxy Photoshop resources from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver

Unlimited Space & Galaxy Effect Downloads at Envato Elements

Envato Elements is a great source for space and galaxy effects, other graphic templates, mockups, logos, photos, fonts, and much more.

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What makes this service outstanding is that for one low monthly fee you can download as many of these digital assets as you like, as often as you like. Let's take a look at some of the terrific space and galaxy resources available from Envato Elements.

Zodiac Galaxy Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, TXT)

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How would you like to apply a zodiac effect to any image you like, with just a few clicks? You can do just that with this amazing Photoshop action. Just brush over your image to choose the path of the zodiac, and then play the action. That's it!

Nebula Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

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Or evoke the mysterious beauty of space with this space nebula Photoshop action. Use it for posters, flyers, social media, and much more.

Supernova CS4+ Galaxy Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, TXT)

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If you're wondering how to create a galaxy in Photoshop, you just found the answer. Download this amazing galaxy overlay Photoshop action, play it, and you get a stunning galaxy effect on your image. Keep playing it, and you'll get a different result every time.

Nebula Space Photoshop Brushes (ABR, PNG)

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Or if you prefer to use brushes to create space Photoshop effects, then check out this set of nebula brushes. You get 16 different brushes to help you create space-themed wallpaper, flyers, social media images, and more.

Galaxy Brush Photoshop (ABR, PNG)

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In a similar vein, why not use this galaxy brush Photoshop set to help you create high-quality digital art based on realistic images of space. Download the full set, and get ready to boldly brush where no one has brushed before.

Galaxy Photoshop Action (ATN)

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This image speaks for itself. Apply this incredible galaxy effect to your images just by brushing over them, choosing the effect direction, and playing the action. It's very simple to create stunning end results—but in case you need help, a video tutorial is also included.

Galactic Brushes (ABR)

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Take your viewers into the vastness of space with this set of ten photorealistic galactic brushes. You can use them as they are, or change the brush parameters to achieve different results. The possibilities, like space itself, are endless.

Galaxy Effect Deluxe Edition (DNG)

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If you already have a photo of the night sky but you want to bring the best out of it, try this galaxy effect for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. You get two XMP and two DNG files, along with a PDF file that includes full installation instructions.

Galaxy Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN, TXT)

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Why not turn any image into a galaxy in Photoshop? This Photoshop action breaks any image down into a beautiful constellation of stars and nebulae. It's non-destructive, so you can always go back to your original image if you want to, and it works with any version of Photoshop from CS3 upwards, in any language.

Galaxy in Photoshop Action (ATN, ABR)

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Make a glorious space nebula Photoshop effect the easy way with this stunning Photoshop action. When you play the action, you get beautiful, glowing clouds, stars, and particles. And the resulting layers are editable, so you can get exactly the end result you want.

Starfield Galaxy in Photoshop Action (ATN)

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Take your images to the stars with this glorious space overlay Photoshop action. Just play the action and watch your image get filled with beautiful stars and galaxy effects. Not sure how to prepare your image or customise your end result? Watch the video tutorial.

Ethereal Dream Space Overlay Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

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If you want something more dreamy and mysterious, try the beautifully named Ethereal Dream. The effect it creates is subtle and inspiring, with the colours, lights and stars giving a hint of space without taking it too far. Try this one out to see what galaxy effects you can create.

Galaxy Overlay Photoshop Action (ATN, PSD)

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When you're looking up at the stars twinkling in the night sky, it's easy to forget that those benign spots of light are actually huge fireballs when you get close to them. This action reminds us of that by adding fiery light to your images, and the best part is that you can control the results by moving the lighting where you like.

Space Photoshop Effects Action (ABR, ATN)

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It would take hours to create a beautiful space effect like this from scratch, but this action lets you do it in seconds. Use it to create beautiful space-themed backgrounds, shapes, photos effects, and more.

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How would you like to create your own animated meteor shower? It's easy with this amazing Photoshop action. You really will see the meteors streaming across your image. Give it a try!

Nebula Effect Photoshop Backgrounds (JPG)

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If Photoshop actions aren't what you're looking for, then how about some high-quality space backgrounds? You could use this set of ten high-resolution JPG background images as backgrounds for a website or app, on flyers and other print materials, or on social media.

Space Nebula Photoshop (JPG)

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Don't worry about how to create a galaxy in Photoshop—just download these abstract space backgrounds and add them to your designs. It's simple!

Space Background (PSD, PNG)

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Here's another space background set, but this time it includes more recognisable elements like planets and stars. The best part is that it's tileable, so you can use it to create a seamless nebula pattern in Photoshop.

Space Nebula Effect Photoshop Backgrounds (JPG)

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This is a more colourful version of the space backgrounds, with glowing nebulae in various beautiful colours. Download these nebula pattern Photoshop backgrounds and see how you can use them in your designs.

Galaxy Effect Backgrounds (JPG)

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And here's another choice of galaxy overlay Photoshop backgrounds. That's the good thing about Envato's libraries—there are so many options to choose from, so you can look at slightly different variations of the same effect and select the one that's perfect for your needs.

Outer Space Overlay Planetary Template (PSD)

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Or here's a whole Photoshop template for you to create space scenes of your own. In this download, you get seven high-resolution PSD files set up with planets, stars, galaxies, etc. They're the perfect starting point for some truly creative digital art.

Nebula Pattern Photoshop Backgrounds (JPG)

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Try these ten nebula effect Photoshop backgrounds if you want to create stunning images for websites, social media, or print projects. Can't you just see these beautiful effects as the background for some contemporary business cards? Or how about a movie poster? There are so many possibilities here.

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Or this set includes four nebula pattern Photoshop backgrounds. Each one is high resolution (3840 x 2160 px at 300 dpi) and comes in JPG format.

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Here are ten more to check out. Why not use them in a PowerPoint presentation or as part of an advertising campaign? They come in high resolution, so they can easily be scaled up and used in many different types of projects.

Nebula Effect Photoshop Background (PSD, JPEG)

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Each of the nebula effects featured here has shown a different aspect of this beautiful phenomenon. This set is much darker than the others, with the colours emerging from the darkness of space.

Nebula Pattern Photoshop Backgrounds (JPG)

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This set, on the other hand, features much brighter colours, making it a great choice for making a strong impact on posters, phone cases, flyers, etc.

Space Photoshop Effects Background (JPG)

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Is this a black hole? A wormhole? Whatever it is, you probably don't want to fly into it, but it certainly is beautiful to look at. Download it and use it as a stunning background for your next Photoshop design.

Abstract Space Overlay (PSD)

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These six abstract space textures are very high resolution (3,000 x 5,000 px at 300 dpi), so you can use them with confidence in your print projects like posters, magazines, etc. They come in PSD format for use in Photoshop.

Nebula Effect Photoshop Design Pack (PSD, TIFF)

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Now it looks as if we've finally reached warp speed! Watch the stars fly past in this stunning collection of 30 space images. Explore the variety of imagery in this pack and see how you can use them in your next Photoshop project.

Premium Space & Galaxy Effect Downloads From GraphicRiver

Another source for excellent space and galaxy effect downloads is GraphicRiver, which works a bit differently from Elements. This marketplace offers single downloads for one low fee, making it a great choice for those on a budget. 

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Let’s take a look at some of the top-quality space and galaxy offerings from GraphicRiver.

Space Photoshop Effects Styles (PSD, ASL)

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Try these seven space overlay Photoshop styles to apply an interstellar look to any image with just one click. You get an ASL layer style file along with a regular PSD file, and detailed instructions to help you get the most out of them.

Galaxy Photoshop Action (PSD)

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This Photoshop action works especially well with dynamic images like the one shown here, but you can try it on any image you like. It's easy and quick to use, and the results are impressive.

Galaxy Brush Photoshop (ABR)

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If you want to create amazing space-themed wallpaper, flyers, or social media images, then download this galaxy brush Photoshop package. You get ten different brushes in total, all aimed at creating stunning galaxy effects.

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Or try this excellent alternative: a full set of 30 high-resolution galactic brushes. The results are very realistic, and with such a large variety of brushes to use, you have full control over what you produce.

Galaxy Photoshop Action (ABR, ATN)

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If your photo is between 1,000 and 5,000 pixels in width, it will work with this space Photoshop action. Instead of adding a galaxy overlay, it actually transforms your image into stars and light, so that it looks as if it's part of the fabric of space itself. Amazing!

Power Galaxy Photoshop Action (ABR, PAT, ATN)

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Combine galaxy effects with luminous bolts of energy, and you have a powerful combination. The original image here is quite ordinary, and yet you can see how the action transforms it into something truly special. Try it with one of your images!

Galaxy Photoshop Action Effect (GRD, PAT, ATN)

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Space may be the final frontier, but you can cross it easily by using this nebula pattern Photoshop action. As you can see, it creates a stunning, colourful effect that takes your images deep into space. You get an action file, a gradient file, and a pattern file, with full instructions on how to use them.

Interestellar Photoshop Action (GRD, PAT, ATN)

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Turn your photo into a constellation of stars with this amazing galaxy overlay Photoshop action. It works with photos of any size and includes three star colour modes, nine high-resolution galactic brushes, and five different nebula colours.

Arcanum Galaxy Photoshop Action (GRD, PAT, ATN)

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If you're going for a dreamy, ethereal effect, try creating a galaxy in Photoshop with the Arcanum action. You get ten colour correction filters and a well-structured PSD file to help you get just the result you want.

Space Photoshop Action (GRD, PAT, ATN)

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Here's one of the more fun, dynamic space Photoshop effects in this selection. It not only adds a galaxy overlay to the image, but also sprinkles in some creative light effects that make it look as if your subject is part of the galaxy itself!

Supernova Photoshop Action (GRD, PAT, ATN)

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Try this nebula pattern Photoshop action to bring a touch of cosmic beauty to your images. It works really well with portraits, and not just fantasy-themed ones like the example shown here. Try it with your own photo and see how this action transforms it.

Zodiac Photoshop Action (GRD, PAT, ATN)

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Isn't that a stunning image? You can create something similar by using this powerful Photoshop action to add stars, galaxies and constellations to your images with a few clicks. Download the action and give it a try!

Choose Your Favourite Space and Galaxy Photoshop Resources

Now you know where to find the cool space and galaxy resources, head to Envato Elements and GraphicRiver and download your favourite template today.

And if you are interested in more awesome Photoshop resources available at Envato Elements and GraphicRiver, check out these super helpful articles below:

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