10 Scary Halloween Photo Effects & Horror Photoshop Filters

Halloween is coming soon, and now is a great time to try some weird and wonderful effects
with your photographs.  From vampires and zombies, to distortion effects and creepy glitches, we’ll help you transport your
images to another dimension!

We’ve chosen some of the coolest Adobe Photoshop effects from  from Envato Elements, where you can download unlimited resources for a monthly

1. Devilishly
Cool Halloween PSD Brushes

Devilishly Cool Halloween Brushes are a set of 26 spooky and
mysterious brushes, perfect for any Halloween project.  Shapes include trees, gravestones, pumpkins and

Devilishly Cool Halloween PSD Brushes
Devilishly Cool Halloween PSD Brushes

2. 7 Super Smoke

Adding smoke to
your image can make it incredibly atmospheric. This download includes seven Super Smoke
that are pre-rendered to let you switch between effects quickly. Each
is non-destructive, so your original image won’t be touched.

7 Super Smoke Effects
7 Super Smoke Effects

3. Haunted
Photoshop Actions

If you’re a fan of The Ring or The Grudge series of films
(or the Hollywood remakes, I won’t judge) then you’ll love Haunted Photoshop
. Add a pale, ghostly effect to your images and your audience will never
sleep again.

Haunted Photoshop Actions
Haunted Photoshop Actions

4. Zombie
Photoshop Action

Who doesn’t love a good zombie movie? They’re a classic sub-genre
and you can create the effect with your photographs with the Zombie Photoshop Aciton.
Create blood stains, black veins, wounds and much more. Check out our tutorial, too.

Zombie Photoshop Action
Zombie Photoshop Action

5. Face Glitch FX

When it comes to horror, there’s nothing like glitch
movement to get the hairs on the back of your neck standing up. Use the Face Glitch FX
PSD template to turn your images into something horrifying.

Face Glitch FX
Face Glitch FX

6. Smoke
Photoshop Action

An ethereal looking action, Smoke Photoshop Action creates
the effect for you, simple colour over your subject and hit play. Rather than a
burning building style of smoke, this has a more gentle, other-worldly feel.

Smoke Photoshop Action
Smoke Photoshop Action

7. Ghost Photo

Ghost Photo Creator is a nice way to make a Halloween image
without being too gimmicky. Convert people, animals or objects into see-through
ghosts. This download comes with ten effects and ten real film grain textures to
add extra atmosphere to your photos.

Ghost Photo Creator
Ghost Photo Creator

8. Disturb
| Intense Distortion Effect

Use strong vertical lines to displace your image and create
an uncomfortable distortion effect with Disturb for Photoshop. Choose from six
shapes, including triangle, diamond and square.

Disturb  Intense Distortion Effect
Disturb | Intense Distortion Effect

9. Vampire
Photoshop Action

With a new Anne Rice series rumoured,
vampire imagery is set to overwhelm us yet again. If you like your vampires
traditional and bloody rather than romantic and sparkly (thanks Twilight) then
you’ll love the Vampire Photoshop Action. There are ten eye options and ten
colour effects to choose from.

Vampire Photoshop Action
Vampire Photoshop Action

10. 50 Glossy
Blood Splatters

It wouldn’t be Halloween without fake blood that turns pink
and gets everywhere, but there’s no clean up required with the 50 Glossy Blood
brush set for Photoshop. There’s a gradient map included to stop the
splatters from looking flat, so you can bring our your inner Dexter this October.

50 Glossy Blood Splatters
50 Glossy Blood Splatters

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