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Halloween Photoshop Brushes and Tutorials

Its that time of year again, so here’s a little rundown of some of the goodies we’ve posted here on TipSquirrel in previous years;

Halloween Brushes from Janine Smith


In this post Janine provided us with (29)  Photoshop brushes she made from (mostly) vintage & public domain images.



Creating a Jack-O’Lantern Carving with Layer Styles by Mike Hoffman

Here’s a quick way to create spooky, scary or silly Jack O’Lanterns starting with a simple image of a pumpkin, and a cutout shape of the face you want to use. We’ll create the carving, and then add a few lighting effects to give it that extra pop, and you’ll be ready to add it to your holiday project!



Jack-O-Lantern in 3D by Mike Hoffman


In this two part post, Mike returned a year later to create a stunning 3D Jack-O-Lantern.

Using materials freely available on the net and explaining step by step this tutorial is a great introduction into the world of Photoshop 3D



Another Halloweenie Brush Pack from Janine Smith


In memory of that time when holiday decorations were simple, television specials played on TV only once a year and you could go out on Halloween with little worry, Janine made a little brush set for you to download. We hope you have fun with them and be sure to show us what you do with them!


Creative Effects with Photoshop’s Liquify Filter

In the second instalment of the “fun with Liquify” series, Dan focuses on brush parameters and useful masking options to help ‘carve’ a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern.There’s also a few extras at the end to help bring the image together.

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Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

2 Comments on Halloween Photoshop Brushes and Tutorials

  1. Excellent post, thanks for collating the information. I have been searching google and yahoo for information related to this and it led me to your blog! 🙂

  2. Awesome collection! I’ll try to follow one of these tutorials! Happy Halloween!

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