Glow effects and bg texture?

Hi,

i am about to make my first 2d game and i really love the style of the game Zeit^2.

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/orb-blasting-gameplay-zeit-2/709282

How can i achieve the glow effect of the bubble and the ship in the middle and how can i create such a background like they do?

Celofa

Try using an alpha texture with a particleFX trailer.