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Over 50 Halloween Design Resources for 2008 – A Design Bliss Mega-List

Oct 30th 2008
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Last year, I collected Over 100 Free Halloween Design Resources, and that post remains a favorite on this blog. This year, I didn’t have quite as much time to dedicate, but I have still managed to put together a list of over 50 MORE vectors, Photoshop brushes, icons, fonts, WordPress themes, etc. Hope you enjoy them.

Vectors

CSS Creme
11 icons. Available in .ai format. Released under the General Public License.

DaPino (Smashing Magazine)
14 icons. Available in .png, .jpg, .ai and .eps formats. “You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use.”
Smashing Magazine Halloween Vector Icons

DaPino
3 icons available in .ai CS3, .eps, .png, and .ico formats. License: Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Netherlands.
DaPino Vector Halloween Icons Free

DryIcons
Terms of Use.
Halloween frame available in EPS format.
Free vector Halloween frame black cat

Halloween night background available in EPS format.
Free Halloween Background Vector

Here are some vector skulls.

Mulpo
Various skulls available in AI and EPS formats. Released under the General Public License.
Free Vector Skulls Pack

Llen Design (DeviantART)
7 Vector Skulls and a bone in an EPS file. Can be used in Commercial and Personal projects.

Llen Design Free Skulls Vector Pack

Designious

Can be used in Commercial and Personal projects.

1 skull EPS as part of their Vintage Mega Pack Sampler.

Free Vector Skull

Free T-Shirt Design 2. EPS file.

Free Skulls and Angels Wings Vector with Fist and Drips

Free T-Shirt Design 4. EPS file.

Free Vector Skull T-Shirt Design with Heraldy Elements

Free Vector Pack 1. A skull is available as well as some vector textures and other elements. EPS file.

Free Vector Pack

illustrator-labo (Vecteezy)
Some awesome Jack O’Lantern and witch hat designs. AI file. “Use and abuse it to your heart’s content, just don’t resell or redistribute it in any way.”
Free Halloween Vectors

Gerberpernert (Vecteezy)
Cute little bat-winged character and witch. Zipped AI file. General Public License
Free Vector Witch

Chrisdesign
Halloween party flyers created in Inkscape. Openable in Illustrator but the sunburst effect produced an error in CS3 for me. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.
Free Halloween Flyer Designs

Jonny-Doomsday (DeviantART)
Frankenstein vector as an editable PDF file. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Free Frankenstein Vector

Idee Montabili
Pumpkin box template in EPS file. Just the shape; you have to decorate it yourself.
Pumpkin Jack O\'Lantern Box Template

Here is a little vector freebie of my own for you all. Feel free to use it in commercial or personal works. Just don’t forget to show Design Bliss some love.

Free Skeleton Vector from Design Bliss
EPS CS file. Just click to download.

Photoshop Brushes

Here are some free Halloween Photoshop brushes for you.

Infected Loser
Halloween 1
10 Photoshop CS2 brushes.
Free Halloween Photoshop Brushes

Halloween 2
10 brushes.
Photoshop brushes for Halloween

Halloween 3
17 brushes.
Halloween Photoshop Brushes

Skulls
11 brushes.
Free Skulls Brushes

deathoflight (DeviantART)
Creepy Trees
12 large brushes. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Creepy Trees Photoshop Brushes

Spooky Trees
15 large brushes. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Trees Photoshop Brushes

Graphics-illustrations
Nice set of brushes but requires signing up for free membership to download. Terms of Use.
Graphics-Illustrations Halloween Photoshop Brushes

MofineDoll-stock (DeviantART)
20 Photoshop Brushes. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
MorfineDoll Free Halloween Photoshop Brushes

Mel’s Photoshop Brushes
9 Jack O’Lantern/pumpkin brushes. Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Mel\'s Pumpkin Photoshop Brushes for Halloween

Digital Art Corner
10 Photoshop Brushes. “Redistribution is not permitted.”
Halloween Photoshop Brushes

Artistic-Ecstasy
8 Halloween Photoshop Brushes. “Please do not redistribute them as your own!”
Artistic Ecstasy Halloween Photoshop Brushes

Photoshop Tutorials

Want to ghoul up your designs for Halloween? Here are some Photoshop tutorials I’ve come across that might be useful.

First up, iMarc teaches us how to create a “Freakish Zombie in 11 Steps!”
photoshop zombie tutorial

Next, my favorite Photoshop tutorial site, PSDTUTS shows us how to create “A Slick Supernatural Text Effect.”
supernatural text effect

Photoshop Roadmap has gathered together 60 “Horror, Blood and Gore” Photoshop tutorials. Not for the squeemish, though.
Horror Effects Photoshop Tutorials

Icons

Let’s keep the Halloween resources going with some free Halloween Icons.

Iconfactory
iPhonica Halloween – 10 icons for Vista or Leopard.
iPhonica Halloween Icons

Trick or Treat – 4 icons for Vista or Leopard.
Trick or Treat Free Halloween Icons

Jamie McCandless (Terms of Use)
Stone Ground – 22 OS X icons.
Tombstone Halloween Icons

Boo-galoo – 12 OS X icons.
Free Halloween Icons Ghosts

WarP o’Lanterns – 16 OS X icons.
Jack O\'Lantern icons

Stock Photos

Perhaps the best find of this Halloween season are these skull reference photos by Jimiyo fro GoMedia.
15 high resolution shots of skulls cut out from the background already.
Skull Photos


CreepyHalloweenImages.com offers hundreds of Halloween images under an attribution license. Here are just a few examples:

Bats
bats photo

Clipart
Jack O\

Ghosts
Ghosts

Lanterns
Jack O\'Lanterns

Other Creepy Things
spiders

Fonts

Although I gathered up a lot of good font sources last year, here are some resources for Halloween fonts and dingbats that I have scrounged up for you.

HalloweenJoys.com
Various Halloween fonts.
Halloween Fonts

TypOasis
Various “Creepy Fonts.”
Halloween Fonts

dafont.com
We Inside. Skull and Skeleton dingbats.
Skulls and Skeleton Dingbats

About.com
A collection of Halloween fonts.
Halloween Fonts

Dyers.org
Jon Dyers has put together a list of 66 Halloween fonts from various sites.
Halloween Fonts

WordPress Themes

Interested in doing some blogging about Halloween? Well, here are 6 free themes for WordPress that you use to get you started.
Dining Table

WP-Themes

Savvy Web Design
Halloween Town

Cafe Halloween

Virtual Assistance for Business

Bobek’s WordPress Themes

Well, that’s it for 2008. Come again for more!

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One Comment

  1. Salauddin Sarker

    Nice design,almost all are good


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