At the start of this month the world around us is a burst of colour, a cheerful time when sunlight sparkles through morning mist, then kisses the dew on grass and leaves. We are freshened by the new pleasant crispness in the air, then take quiet respite indoors as sombre evening falls.
But, by month's end, it's kind of a darker place. Trees, now bereft of dense foliage are stark and barren. More hours are filled with night-time shadows and stillness. It's really the perfect time for the creepiest of holidays — Halloween — exuberant fun in a world lit by mist clouded streetlights and sneering jack-o-lanterns, before winter's cold and frigid landscape falls.
So, in preparation, I thought it might be fun to get ourselves into the spirit of the season with some tutorials to help you create eerie effects using image editing software:
tutsplus 40 Spine-Chilling Photoshop Effects
Tutorials Share 40 Halloween Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials
Illustrator Tutorial for Spider Webs
CorelDRAW Create a Haunted House Collage in Paintshop Pro
psd.fanextra.com Manipulate an Eerie Grim Reaper in Photoshop
Tech Gorilla 30 Terrifying Photoshop Horror Effects
psd-dude.com Dark Horror Photoshop Tutorial
Tripwire Magazine 40+ Halloween Photoshop Tutorials