Kick off the Season of Spook with Halloween Projects

Kick off the Season of Spook with Halloween Projects
October 11, 2019 PicMonkey

Come on, admit it: you’ve waited all year for Halloween. It’s a chance to get silly, get scared, and change into someone else for just one day. It’s why we have six—six!—entire themes devoted to Halloween: Vampires, Zombies, Witches, Demons, Day of the Dead, and Trick or Treat. These themes are curated collections of fonts, graphics, textures, and effects that make designing in PicMonkey scary easy.

If you’re having a party or want to create Halloween greeting cards or crafts, PicMonkey’s got your back. Here are some samples to get your blood curdling:

Our Halloween photo effects amplify your amusingly macabre messages. Choose a gothic font like Gypsy Curse to call up a vampire vibe. The Zombies theme has quite a few fonts that positively drip with whatever color you choose. Red for blood, green for laboratory ooze, beige for … yuk.


Terrifying treats label

Don’t forget all the things you can do to season the room with goods and goodies at your Halloween party. It’s easy to make graphics for cupcake toppers, goodie bags, and food labels (a surprising number of ghouls eat gluten-free). The Trick or Treat theme is especially loaded with the classic lighter-side-of-Halloween graphics, like pumpkins, spiders, creepy critters, and the dreaded candy corn. The treat bag label above features a Potion Label graphic and fonts from the Witches theme.

As horrifying as the 1970s were (or so we’re told), haunted houses are generally visited by older spirits, so our ghostly ghosts are from the 1800s, man! Find Phantom graphics in the Demon theme. Frame them with antique-y Potion Labels from our Witch theme and you’ve set the mood for a haunted house party. Lots of stately, yesteryear fonts are in the Witch and Day of the Dead themes.

Sometimes you’ve gotta go for red hot horror. The star of this card—blood—runs cold and bold in our Crackle and Ooze textures from the Zombies theme. For adding smaller bits of blood to faces and clothing, you’ll find Blood Drops, Blood Spill, and Blood Splatters graphics in both the Zombies theme and the Vampires theme.

If you’re celebrating Day of the Dead, or you’re just digging these lovely illustrative designs for your photo or project, feast your eye sockets on our Day of the Dead theme. And even though most of the graphics are  monochromatic, you can swap those colors for any that you like. And have a look at all the Day of the Dead inspiration on our Pinterest board.

There’s no need to pack up these graphics and fonts after the pumpkins have been composted. They’re just too wickedly fun to not reuse in other designs. Unless you’re scared. You’re not scared, are you? You look scared.

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This article was written by PicMonkey Staff, a multicellular organism of hive-minded sub-parts who just wanna get you the ideas and information you crave, so you can make powerful images that level up your business.


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    Karen O. 6 years ago

    love me some trick-or-treat monkey love! thank you!

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    samonnier 6 years ago

    I can’t see any of the fonts. I’ve tried looking under the Fonts tab as well under each theme; no luck! Is this a known issue?

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    Susan 6 years ago

    You can find the fonts under each theme. It is labeled Text.

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    Jerry 6 years ago

    I find this stuff so lame – is this really what people use pic monkey for? I keep thinking that with its ease of use it could be a genuine substitute for photo shop if you invested a little bit more in the functionality rather than wasting money on silly gimmicks.

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      Eric Suesz 6 years ago

      It may seem lame to you, but I think a lot of people who use this service like these kinds of options. A lot.

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        Maya 5 years ago

        I (and my children) LOVE all these features!

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      Alyce 5 years ago

      I love it! It’s nice to see a company trying hard to come up with something different. And if you think it’s lame why click the tutorials? 🙂

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    Hi there to all, how is everything, I think
    every one is getting more from this website, and
    your views are good designed for new people.

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    Krista 5 years ago

    I love Pic Monkey.
    If you want Photoshop, buy it or Gimp.

    Pic Monkey is a great, fun, easy photo editor and I love it! Keep up the fun!

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      Maya 5 years ago

      I agree, Krista!

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    Carolyn Fillmore 5 years ago

    I love picmonkey!! We use it all the time for our blog, it’s fun and easy and kind of addictive. I’ve played with both ends of the spectrum (Photoshop to and picmonkey is the only program I find myself SMILING, using it. Literally smiling. You guys rock, you are totally hitting a demo, way to go, keep up the good work!

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    Kay Wilson 5 years ago

    I use your site exclusively to design my cover photos on Facebook, my announcements, my events are totally with your incredible tools!! Thank you so much for making my life easier!!!

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    Larissa 5 years ago

    I LOVE PicMonkey, and the “silly gimmicks” are great fun for people making posters and announcements for local events, cards, parties etc. I have Photoshop and rarely use it since this site has already created amazing templates and the ease of use makes it accessible to people who choose not to master the endless( and time consuming) options of PS. To each their own. PicMonkey is simply stellar!

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    Amélie 5 years ago

    I really love Picmonkey! It makes editing a lot easier and quick. And it’s comprehensible not only for pros but for beginners too! With Picmonkey I never end up with an ugly edit (:

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    justine 5 years ago


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