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Scroll down to see how I made this graphic- I’ve got directions and everything!!!

Contest Categories

  • Best Original Costume FYI: I’m a sucker for family themes and funny pet costumes!
  • Creepiest Yard Decor Does not have to be yours, take a photo of your neighbor’s yard if it’s good!
  • Most Creative Party Idea This includes recipes, decor, games and crafts.
  • Most BOOtiful Halloween Design This includes party invitations, cards and scrapbook pages.
  • Most Bewitching Halloween Photo As long as it’s Halloween themed… anything goes!

Contest Rules: All entries must be something you produced, not a photo from a magazine or book. Family friendly entries only.

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Photoshop Tutorial

Want to see what my Halloween graphic started out as? Here it is straight out of the camera.


For Photoshop users, it is very easy to transform one of your very own photos. Try it with these directions.

1.  First, click on the magic wand tool then click the background. In this case my yellow wall. This works best if you have a solid blank background. If you don’t, you may have to highlight the section you want to change by hand.

2. While your background area is highlighted create another layer and fill with the desired color. In my case blue. I then played around with the transparency to get it just right.

3. On another layer, make a circle for the moon. Fill it with your favorite moon color.

4. Jazz up your photo. In my case, I grabbed one of the black bats (with the lasso tool) and duplicated it on another layer several times to go on top of the moon.

5. Add fog with the airbrush tool. I had to fade the transparency and blur this to make it look like real fog.

6. Add copy. Or not.

7. Create a background. This is from my Halloween Scrapbook Kit. You can download it for FREE HERE.

You should have a fun graphic when you’re done! Now click on the invite to join the party!!


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Originally published on October 16, 2008. Last Updated on May 15, 2021 by Amy Locurto

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  1. Thanks for all the great info. I have elements 5.0, I’ve been wanting to upgrade to CS3. I bet it would be very useful for me as a photographer. I just know 5.0 and I’m afraid I won’t understand the latter. What is your opinion? Thanks again!!

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