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Over 100 Free Halloween Design Resources – A Design Bliss Mega-List

Oct 29th 2007
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Okay, this is what we’ve bee leading up to. For those of you who love those huge lists of resources, I’ve now compiled my free Halloween graphic design resources posts into one huge Mega-List with a few bonuses thrown in for good measure. Vectors, Photoshop Brushes, Photoshop Layer Styles, Tutorials, Icons, Templates, Fonts…they are all here. Please Digg me, float me, and all that jive.

VECTORS

BenBlogged
Vector zombies available in AI and EPS formats.
Vector Zombies

MagicPeople
Three of several AI and EPS files available.
Vector Halloween Pumpkins

Open Clip Art Library
SVG format.
Jack O’ Lanterns 1

Wikimedia Commons
SVG format.
Jack O’ Lantern 2

Public-domain-photos.com
SVG format.
Jack O’ Lantern 3

Halloween Pumpkin Vector and Tutorial from N.Design Studio
N.Design Studio shows you how to make it and provides the original Illustrator file as well.
Halloween Pumpkin Vector and Tutorial from N.Design Studio

BenBlogged
Available in AI and EPS formats.
BenBlogged

Free Clip Art
One of 9 pieces available. In WMF format.
Free Clip Art Witch

Microsoft Office Online
Microsoft has tons of holiday art available in WMF format.
Happy Halloween Vector Clipart

Open Clip Art Library
SVG format.
Gravestone Jack O’Lantern vector clipart

furaworld (DeviantART)
A set of vectors including these skulls. AI format.
Vector Skulls

anticubicle
Available in AI CS2 format.
Anti Skull Vector

BenBlogged
Here’s some cool ones for you.
Available in AI and EPS formats.
BenBlogged Vectors Skulls

zwischenzeit (DeviantART)
Highly disturbing stuff but it’s Halloween so there you go.
Available in EPS format.
Disturbing Halloween Vectors

Go Media

Lots of good stuff in their Vector Pack Sample.
Available in EPS format.
Go Media Arsenal Free Vector Skulls

Thomas Christoph Mediendesign (Vecteezy)
Check out the cool skull design on the shirt.
Available in EPS format.
Heavy Metal Guy Vector Skull

Digital-Clipart
2 sample files available in AI and EPS formats.
Bats 1

Clip-Art.ru
WMF format.
Bat 2

Our first exclusive freebie! These are vectorized bats taken from copyright-expired art on Wikimedia Commons, done in 2 different styles. Feel free to to use them however you choose. Just don’t forget to show Design Bliss some love!

The file is an Illustrator CS2 file.

Free Vectors Bats Freebies Illustrator Downloads


PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES

anodyne-stock

Halloween Brush Set by *anodyne-stock

Spooky Brush Set by *anodyne-stock

Dark Places Brush Set by *anodyne-stock

Decay Brush Set by *anodyne-stock

Cracked Brush Set by *anodyne-stock

creakystairs (DeviantART)
22 brushes.
creakystairs halloween brushes

wyckedBrush (DeviantART)
13 brushes.
wyckedbrush eerie pack halloween brushes

Scully7491
Spiders and spider webs.
Spider and Spiderweb photoshop brushes

seleneheart (DeviantART)
25 brushes. Personal use only.
Seleneheart halloween brushes

BRUSH SET REMOVED BY REQUEST

Bats Photoshop Brushes by wyckedBrush (DeviantART)
Bats Photoshop Brushes for Halloween

Bats Photoshop Brushes by Microbion Graphics
Bats Photoshop Brushes by Microbion Graphics

PHOTOSHOP LAYER STYLES
Here is another Design Bliss exclusive! Five free Halloween Photoshop Layer Styles whipped up just for you guys. Hope you like them. Use them on your projects however you want; just don’t redistribute them without permission.

Click on the graphic to download the ASL file.

Free Halloween Layer Styles for Photoshop

PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS
Here are some great Halloween-themed Photoshop tutorials.

Tutorial Quest – Carving a Virtual Jack-O-Lantern
Carving a virtual Jack O’Lantern using Photoshop

Mopacity – Creating and Animating a Bat
Animated a bat with photoshop
bat

Fiery Darts – Drawing a Halloween Cartoon – The Witch
Cartoon Witch Photoshop

TutorialWiz – Halloween Pumpkin
Plus you can download the original PSD file.
Pumpkin PSD

Photoshop Facelift – Create a Gothic Style Look
Goth girl photoshop


ICONS

Zeus Box
Desktop icons set. The set are contain 11 pumpkin smilies and 7 “graphical halloweeb.”
Zeus Box

(Note: You can also purchase a vector set of these icons for $14.50.)

kearone (DeviantART)
PNGs included. For use with Windows XP/Vista.
kearone

TurboMilk
PNGs available.
TurboMilk

Fasticon
Fasticon Creatures

Fasticon Creatures 2

Iconfactory offers lots of sets of icons, in PC and Macintosh formats, that are free for personal desktop use. Year after year, they offer some great sets of free Halloween icons. Here are my favorites:

World of Aqua: After Dark
After Dark World of Aqua Halloween Icons

Haunted Hard Drives
Haunted Hard Drives Icons

Halloween 2004
Halloween 2004 Free Icons

Vintage Halloween
Vintage Halloween Masks Free Icons

Litho Halloween Icons from Iconfactory
Litho Halloween Icons from Iconfactory

And their latest offering…Spooky Stickers.
Spooky Stickers Free Icons

deleket (DeviantART)
Halloween Avatars

With so much of the early success of this blog being attributed to my massive RSS icons post, I couldn’t resist playing around with some Halloween rss icons for you. I think the jack o’ lanterns could work well, and I’ve done 2 different versions of a bat as well as just for fun. These are completely vector, done in Illustrator CS2. Again, use them as you want but don’t distribute them as your own. Include them in website designs, templates, whatever. A link back or blog entry would be nice. Anyway, here they are:

Free Vector Halloween RSS Icons

WEBSITE TEMPLATES
Finding good, free Halloween templates for websites proved harder than I thought. If you know of any good ones, please add them in the comments.

Mango
Mango Halloween Template

A Free Web Template – Halloween Pumpkin
Several other designs are available.
Halloween Pumpkin Template

Free Site Templates – Halloween 1
freesitetemplates_halloween.jpg

Free CSS Templates – The Gathering
A decidedly dark template.
Gathering

Rock-Kitty – WordPress Halloween Theme
2-column, Adsense ready Halloween theme.
Rock-Kitty Halloween WordPress

Open Designs
While not strictly a Halloween design, I thought the Web 2.0 style with the Halloween color scheme was worth mentioning.
Free RSS Templates - Halloween

STOCK PHOTOS
Here’s a few stock photos that could be used to great effect in Halloween-related projects. The last one is even a layered PSD with the crows already cut out for you.

Solitairemiles (DeviantART)
pumpkin patch

Stock.xchng
Carved Pumpkin

FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Black Cat 1

mjranum-stock (DeviantART)
Grim Reaper

CatONineTales (DeviantART)
Layered PSD. Personal Non-Commercial use only.
Crows

Here’s some more great free stock photos for Halloween from Stock.xchng:

Vampire

Halloween Moon

Scanner Fear

Jack O’Lantern

Pumpkin Patch

Here’s even more great free Halloween stock photos for you, this time from Stockvault.

Jack O’ Lantern Stock

Trees Halloween Stock Photos

Skull Halloween Stock

Masked Man Halloween Stock

Spider Halloween Stock Photos

Halloween Color Palettes from Color Hunter
With Color Hunter, you can look at existing color schemes made from photos tagged Halloween or upload your own.Halloween Color Palettes from Color Hunter

FONTS
Here are sources of Halloween fonts for your projects.

Sinister Fonts
A bunch of very cool, original fonts created by Chad Savage.
Sinister Fonts

The Halloween Chamber of Horrors
This is a very old Geocities site but appears to have a good collection available.
Chamber of Horrors

Acid Fonts
A nice collection of fonts.
Acid Fonts

Fontenstein
Another collection dedicated to Halloween fonts.
Fontenstein

Fonts & Things
Fonts n Things

Blambot
Blambot specializes in comic book fonts and offers a bunch of free fonts that would be great for Halloween.
Blambot Halloween fonts

Dafont.com
Dafont. com has a large selection of Halloween fonts. Here is just a sample.
Dafont Halloween Fonts

Dafont also has a selection of scary fonts that could work well.
Dafont Scary Halloween Fonts

UrbanFonts
Here is a selection of their Halloween dingbats.
UrbanFonts Halloween Dingbats

Halloween.it
And here’s a large selection of Halloween fonts and dingbats from an Italian site.
Halloween.it Fonts and Dingbats

Skull-A-Day – Skullphabet
Skullphabet Skull Font

Plus here’s some more Skull fonts from dafont.com.
Calaveras
Calaveras Skull Font

Skull TS 2
Free for personal use.
Skull TS 2 Font rev2

TotenKopf
TotenKopf font

Old Skull Hellron
Old SKull Hellron font

Horror Fonts from Abstract Fonts
They have over 90 available. Here is a small sample.
Horror Fonts from Abstract Fonts

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12 Comments

  1. Devil's advocate

    rocking maan..!! cool fonts and pics..!!

  2. Tom

    Absolute bliss discovering this website! A treasure trove.

  3. Brian

    Thanks, guys.

  4. yohanes

    thx a lot brother for sharing the links

  5. Ryoko21

    This list is so awesome! You saved me TONS of trouble and I found lots of stuff that I’d never even guessed was out there!

  6. Brian

    Glad you like the list. Be sure to come back to the site throughout this month as I will be listing more resources for this year.

  7. This is great!
    Thank you so much for gathering all this, I love all of it!
    What a sweet collection!

  8. thanks so much for this!! its easily the best resource I’ve found. you rock!

  9. kayy

    heyy.. the fonts are really cool.. you guys should try them out..:)♥

  10. Really cool fonts. Thanx for collecting all the stuff!!!


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