Halloween is a playground for graphic designers as the holiday’s history, legends, and spooky-playful themes let designers experiment with so many of Photoshop’s creative design tools.  Simply put, Halloween design is cool and fun.  If you’re looking to expand your scary skill set, check out the following 20 monstrous Photoshop tutorials for Halloween.

1. Werewolf Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial posted on Worth 1000 details how you can use Photoshop to make a werewolf from Steve Buscemi!

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

2. Gothic Ghost Photoshop Tutorial

PSD-Dude walks you through creating a ghostly image in a Gothic setting.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

3. Halloween Witch Photoshop Tutorial

Amber Chen takes you step-by-step through how to make a young and sexy Halloween witch using Photoshop.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

4. Fairy Tale Witch with Photoshop

This is a classic fairy tale cartoon cutout witch you can make with Photoshop.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

5. Evil Witch Queen Photoshop Tutorial

This advanced PSD Tuts Plus tutorial shows you how to craft a convincing evil witch queen with the tools you’ll find in Photoshop.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

6. Create a Witch Doctor in Photoshop

Another excellent PSD Tuts Plus tutorial, this one shows you how to Photoshop your way to a witch doctor.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

7. 30 Days of Night Vampire Photoshop Tutorial

One of the creepiest killer vampire tutorials I’ve found online, and very different from so many others, this one is definitely worth a look.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

8. Vampire Hunter

Turn a vixen into a vampire hunter with this unique Photoshop tutorial that yields a stunning visual effect.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

9. Flaming Skull Photoshop Tutorial

Scare anyone with this crazy flaming skull Photoshop tutorial!

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

10. Post-Apocalypse Desolation with Photoshop

Tired of waiting for the Apocalypse?  You can make your own vivid post-Apocalyptic scene with Photoshop!

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

11. Zombie Face Photoshop Tutorial

Give a beautiful girl (or anyone else) a zombified makeover using Photoshop.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

12. “Walking Dead” Poster Photoshop Tutorial

The author of this Photoshop tutorial shows you how to design a poster inspired by the popular television series “The Walking Dead.”

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

13. “True Blood” Vampire Photoshop Tutorial

Make an awesome “True Blood” poster with the steps outlined in this Photoshop tutorial.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

14. Wicked Vampire Photoshop Tutorial

Another excellent Worth 1000 Photoshop tutorial.  Learn how to make a vampire look vicious and sexy at the same time.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

15. Monster Makeover Photoshop Tutorial

Create a creepy monster girl from scratch using the tips outlined in this sweet Photoshop tutorial.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

16. Alien Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial walks you through how to turn a portrait subject into an alien using simple Photoshop tools.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

17. Portrait-to-Stone Photoshop Tutorial

Turn any portrait subject into a stone statue, perfect for creepy cemeteries, with this Photoshop tutorial.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

18. Horror Poster Photoshop Tutorial

Be inspired to design your own horror movie poster with the tips discussed in this Photoshop tutorial.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

19. Scary Mental Hospital Scene with Photoshop

Mental hospitals serve as backdrops for many a haunted tale, and this Photoshop tutorial will help you create your own insanely dramatic scene.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween

20. Water Demon Photoshop Tutorial

This advanced and involved tutorial tells you how to create a realistic-looking water demon.

20 Monstrous Tutorials for Halloween