Decorate your photos for Halloween with PicMonkey buildings


PicMonkey is one of my favorite sources for editing photos and creating fun photo projects. It’s my go-to site for easy collages and quick ways to write on pictures and now they have added some fun Halloween effects to the menu of choices. This is such a great way to add some creativity to your holiday photos and digital layouts!

picmonkey spooky


I found this free stock photo of some headstones that I thought would be a good example to work with. Here’s how it looks without any editing. buildings

Under the Zombie theme, I selected the Radiation Decay effect

zombie theme

I also added some Tattoo Ink text from the Day of the Dead theme

day of the dead

which resulted in this very spooky looking photograph! buildings


Here’s another fun Halloween picture of a witch at Gardner Village. This is what it looks like without any editing. She’s not very scary on a bright and sunny day!

witch in daylight

I decided to amp up the spookiness by using several of the filters and effects in the witches theme. I used a dash of coven complexion, a bit of hag eyes, some pockmarks, cauldron gloam, spellbound miasma, spider sense, a magical creature, and finished it off in antiquated style.

witches theme

She looks much better now, don’t you think?

witch altered


You don’t have to reserve these Halloween filters for haunting photos, there are several effects that would be fun to use for any type of artistic editing. I took this picture of my daughter in a cornfield –


and I used an effect from the Apparitions texture (in the demons category)


Now I have a beautifully textured photo that would look great on an art journaling page. Be creative!

cornfield altered


Any time you are looking for some fun ways to edit your photos, just head on over to PicMonkey and check out their latest themes. You can find all of these (and many more) by clicking on the cute little pumpkin icon on the bottom left of the editing screen menu.



Happy Haunting!