Design an Intense Particle Illustration using Photoshop

In this tutorial, I thought I would show you a simple process of manipulating a image with lighting effects and incorporating brushes too. This tutorial will bid you a step by step guide on how to achieve the illustrated outcome.


Artist: An1ken of
Time: 1-2 Hours
Software Required: Photoshop CS3+

Resources Used

Final Image Preview

Take a Look at the image we’ll be creating. The full PSD will be downloadable at the end of the tutorial process.

Check out the rest of the Tutorial here – Design an Intense Particle Illustration using Photoshop

Jacques is an Entrepreneur and Founder of the An1ken Group. He recently launched a daily vlog on Youtube — JacquesvhTV. He started Creativeoverflow in 2009 as a hub for creatives. Connect with him: - @Jacquesvh - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

  1. Reply Terry: Philadelphia Graphic Designer November 24, 2009 at 12:19 AM

    Hi Jacques,

    I saw your post and I recommended it to a fellow designer that was interested in your tutorial.



    • Reply Jacques van Heerden November 24, 2009 at 12:24 AM

      Hi Terry, thanks for the recommendation man – appreciate it.

  2. Reply Tony - White Flood February 28, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Hey – thanks for the tip! As you can see, my images need a lot of help with photoshop! You do any work on the side? Anyhow, nice blog… I’m subscribed to your feed now so I’ll be checking in regularly!

  3. Reply Angela - webdesign bergen op zoom May 11, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Hey Jacques,

    this tutorial looks absolutely amazing. Very nice work. We’ve got a few freelance designers working for us. Do you mind if I redirect them to this page for some well-meant advice? Thanks!

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