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SPACE KIT: Download 40+ Free Space Textures and Elements

Todd Blankenship

Want to create convincing space scenes with practically created elements and effects? Download these 40+ free space textures and elements and get to work.

Creating space scenes and graphics just got a lot easier. with this pack of 40+ free space textures and elements, you can create the outer space look with elements that we created organically and practically. This pack has everything you need to get started.

This FREE pack of Space Textures and Elements includes the following:

  • 13 organically created space atmospheres.
  • 13 organically created nebulas and galaxies.
  • 21 realistic star fields.

Download SPACE KIT: 40+ Free Space Textures and Elements

Click the button below to download SPACE KIT. In the download, you’ll find everything you need to get started. These elements are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets.

(This is a relatively large download, so settle in.)

DOWNLOAD SPACE KIT: 40+ FREE Space Textures And Elements


How to Use These FREE Space Textures and Elements

SPACE KIT: Download 40+ Free Space Textures and Elements — How to use the elements

You’ll get the most flexibility and use out of these textures in Adobe After Effects — though they will work with any major nonlinear editing program.

In the download, you’ll find a folder of Atmospheres, Nebulas, and Star Fields.

With these elements, layering and masking is key. I like to pull a small piece of multiple elements and blend them together into one shot, though they usually stand pretty well on their own. You may find that adding some glow, or a bit of color correction (changing hue or contrast) will help you to create the look that you want. Experiment and have fun!

SPACE KIT: Download 40+ Free Space Textures and Elements — atmospheres

The purpose of the atmospheres is to create planets and alien skies. Using the CC sphere plugin in After Effects, or even the brand-new Orb plugin from Video Copilot, you can easily and quickly create some really interesting and convincing space scenes and planets.

SPACE KIT: Download 40+ Free Space Textures and Elements — nebulas

With the nebulas, you can create the vast expanse of space and add a sense of atmosphere. You can set these to an “Add” or “Linear Dodge” blending mode on top of other elements to get some more atmospheric texture — or let them stand on their own to create complex and elaborate galaxies.

SPACE KIT: Download 40+ Free Space Textures and Elements — star fields

If you’ve ever created a star field in After Effects, you know that it takes quite a few clicks and a decent bit of effort to get something that looks natural. Maybe you’re using fractal noise or Element 3d to get a convincing star field look. Now, you can simply drag and drop some really natural and detailed star fields into your project.

How We Created These Elements

SPACE KIT: Download 40+ Free Space Textures and Elements — creating the effects

We created these elements practically and organically here in the PremiumBeat studio, using a fish tank, a pane of glass, and a variety of liquids and dyes. You may have seen some of these fluid/liquid dynamics in films like Tree Of Life, and The Fountain.

Let me tell you, making these elements was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes info on how we did it.


BONUS: Even More Space Elements

If you’d like some more Nebula elements to use in your projects, our friends over at RocketStock created this pack of 19 Free Space Backgrounds called “Nebula” using many of the same methods.

Between these two packs, you should have everything you need to create the next great sci-fi epic.

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